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.