In this episode, we are presented with a Michael Burnham who has settled into some kind of routine on the Discovery and it is revealed that the Federation is winning the war against the Klingons because of this singularly extraordinary ship. Then, what seems like an unusual but routine spotting of an endangered species, called a Gormegander (space Whale) triggers a bizarre series of events involving none other than Harry Mudd, who has obtained a device that uses time crystals to repeat 30 minutes over and over again so that he can unlock the secrets of the the Discovery’s spore drive and sell it to the Klingons. Fortunately for the crew Lt. Stamets is immune to the effects because of his melding with the Tardigrade and after many attempts is able to help the crew (through Michael Burnham) thwart Harry Mudd’s plan. Find out what we think about this Episode of Star Trek Discovery! Joining me today is Sean from Trek on the Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeQF... And Gary from Trekkerprise: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMke...
Sarek is badly injured when a diplomatic mission is sabotaged by a Vulcan extremist and Micheal Burnham's unique link to him through his Katra allows her to become aware of his peril. The discovery rushes to his aide and in the meantime Captain Lorca is faced with some tough situations when he's forced to confront his problems by his friend, Admiral Cornwell In the end Sarek is safe and Burnham discovers a secret he's been holding on to for many years simultaneously endearing him to her further and threatening more alienation. But she's fine with it. Find out what we think of this episode of Star Trek Discovery and let us know what you think as well. Joining me today is Sean from Trek on the Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeQF... And Gary from Trekkerprise: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMke...
Poor Ripper, the reluctant mycelial network navigator is showing signs of depression and stress and Michael Burnham is very concerned about him. Meanwhile Starfleet command is building more spore-drives and they want more Tardigrades to power the fleet with instant travel. Captain Lorca is ordered to reign in the use of the drive to prevent its secrets falling into the hands of the dreaded Klingons. Which is reasonable considering how bad Starfleet security seems to be at the moment because Captain Lorca is easily captured by the Klingons as he’s shuttling back to his ship from a meeting with top brass at a Starbase. Of course the captain’s abduction means that the discovery now has to jump multiple times further harming ripper and setting Burnham and acting captain Saru on a trajectory of disagreement which leads to lots of difficulty and strife. Enter Harry Mudd, who is witty and banal all at once, and seemingly working with the Klingons to get secrets out of Lorca. on the D7 prison ship, we also meet Ash Tyler, a mysterious but sympathetic lieutenant who lost his captain and crew in the battle at the binary stars and has somehow managed to survive over 6 months of Klingon torgure. Everyone has to choose their pain in this episode of Star Trek Discovery and ultimately we find Lorca escaping with Ash tyler and through some fancy thinking on Saru’s behalf, back on the discovery with his new sidekick. L’rell is deformed and Harry Mudd promises to return. The highlight of the episode comes in a very Star Trek inspired moment when Saru surrenders to Burnham’s logic/requests (once he’s rescued his captain) and they release the Tardigrade, only after she gives him Captain Georgiou telescope, of course. And we end on a very strange and spooky note after Stamets and Culbert have an endearing moment as a couple. Is it Mirror Mirror, more Alice in Wonderland Stuff? What are your thoughts?
The Dilithium Mining operation on Corovan II is under attack by the Klingons and Discovery hasn’t long to get its Displacement Activated Spore Hub Drive or DASH drive operational. While this eludes the crew, we also find Voq and L’Rell and the crew of T’Kuvma’s ship starving and adrift for 6 months in Federation space (completely vulnerable but also completely safe somehow) Suddenly Kol the leader of another house appears and uses his charms and food to take over the ship and obtain cloaking technology To motivate the crew Captain Lorca takes some extreme measures and it works, but at a cost, we see some of the crew making rash decisions but ultimately it leads to success and the Discovery defeats the threat. The episode ends with Voq abandoned in disgrace with nothing left to loose and suddenly he finds himself taking a dubious offer by L’rell and Burnham gets an unexpected visit from her former captain in the form of a death note.
6 months after the incident that plummeted the federation into a war with the Klingons, we find Michael Burnham (now a prisoner) on her way to a dilithium mine as part of a prison labor force. After a mishap aboard her shuttle we find her and fellow prisoners rescued by the U.S.S. Discovery and so our adventure begins on board the show's namesake. Find out what we think about this strange (second pilot) episode of Star Trek Discovery. Spoilers ahead!
It has been 12 years since a Star Trek series has graced our lives and after a very long wait we are introduced to a new crew and new adventures set 10 years before Star Trek the Original Series. While the show's writing is promising, there are many things about it which raise a Vulcan eyebrow so to speak. Find out what we think about the first two episodes in our discussion with Gary, from Trekkerprise and let us know what you thought of the premiere episodes of Star Trek Discovery.