The Red Angel.
Following the death of a Commander Airiam, the crew of the USS Discovery is left searching for answers. But the reveal of the Red Angel’s identity—and Section 31’s role in the mystery—only raises more questions. Meanwhile, two characters who have suffered a loss—Michael Burnham and Hugh Culber—begin to realize that they must move forward.
In this episode of The Edge, host Patrick Devlin is joined by Hayley Stoddart of Standard Orbit to discuss “The Red Angel” and the ramifications of the story’s many character moments. We also discuss the funeral for Commander Airiam, the crew’s reaction to her death, and how artificial intelligence can evolve in unexpected ways.
Initial Thoughts (00:03:04)
Airiam’s Funeral (00:04:55)
Artificial Intelligence (00:16:18)
Revealing the Red Angel (00:24:04)
Section 31’s Involvement (00:41:56)
The Grandfather Paradox (00:50:03)
Character Moments (00:55:35)
Final Thoughts (01:10:52)
Patrick Devlin (Editor) Amy Nelson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) [name] (Associate Producer) [name] (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Short Treks Retrospective. We discuss the importance and impact of “Runaway,” “Calypso,” “The Brightest Star,” and “The Escape Artist” by how important we believe they are to the plot of Star Trek: Discovery Season Two.
Captains of Discovery. We discuss the leadership and command styles of each captain we have seen during the first two seasons of Star Trek: Discovery.
Sarek, Amanda, and Spock’s Family. We discuss the dynamics of the multicultural family and Sarek’s great experiment of raising half-human children to become perfect Vulcans.
Biology in Discovery. We delve into the mycelial network and its inhabitants, the JahSepp, the yeel tree and the mycelium itself. We also explore the tardigrade, the gormagander, and the Kelpiens.
Captain Pike. We explore the surprise gem of Star Trek: Discovery season two and why Anson Mount’s portrayal made the little-known predecessor to James T. Kirk a fan favorite.
Season Two Recap. Looking back at Discovery’s sophomore outing as a whole, we discuss the arc of the Red Angel, what it means for the timeline, and try to clarify the purpose of the time jumps.
Fan Response to Season Two We discuss all the feedback we’ve received from listeners of The Edge—both positive and negative!
Commentary Track. Mike Schindler is joined by Max Hegel to bring you a commentary for the Star Trek: Discovery season-two finale, “Such Sweet Sorrow, Part II.
Such Sweet Sorrow, Part II. We discuss the season-two finale, including the battle with Leland, closing the time loop, and the seventh red signal. Plus, we share a few predictions for season three.
Fan Response to “Such Sweet Sorrow, Part II.” We discuss all the feedback we’ve received from listeners of The Edge—both positive and negative!