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Die Geschichte und die Crew der USS Discovery springen in der neuen Season 930 Jahre in die Zukunft, was einen Neuanfang für die Mannschaft der „ Trek “-Serie bedeutet. Die vereinte Föderation der Planeten hat sich in den zwischenzeitlichen Jahrhunderten zu einem Schatten ihrer selbst entwickelt, so dass Michael Burnham ( Sonequa Martin-Green ), Saru (Doug Jones) und Co in der für sie neuen Welt zunächst nach Verbündeten suchen müssen. Außerdem steht die Frage im (Welt-)Raum, was es mit dem Event namens The Burn auf sich hat und was der verheerende Vorfall mit dem Verfall der Föderation zu tun hat.
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Star Trek: Discovery Saffel 3 Episodenguide: In unseren Episodenliste findest Du Bilder und Informationen zur Handlung der einzelnen Folgen.
- 1 Ein Zeichen der Hoffnung (1) (Ein Zeichen der Hoffnung (1)) Staffel 3 Episode 1 - (Star Trek: Discovery S03E01) Michael reist durch ein Wurmloch in die entfernte Zukunft und trifft auf den rätselhaften Kurier Book, der das vergangene Schicksal der Föderation enthüllt. mehr zu dieser Folge erfahren Erstausstrahlung: 15.10.2020
- 2 Fern der Heimat (Fern der Heimat) Staffel 3 Episode 2 - (Star Trek: Discovery S03E02) Die Discovery macht eine Bruchlandung auf einem eisigen Planeten. Während die Crew das Raumschiff repariert, suchen Saru und Tilly eine nahe gelegene Siedlung auf. mehr zu dieser Folge erfahren Erstausstrahlung: 22.10.2020
- 3 Bewohner der Erde (Bewohner der Erde) Staffel 3 Episode 3 - (Star Trek: Discovery S03E03) Michael und die Crew fliegen zur Erde, wo Saru einen Waffenstillstand aushandelt. Stamets trifft auf Adira, einen Menschen mit einer ungewöhnlichen Vergangenheit. mehr zu dieser Folge erfahren Erstausstrahlung: 29.10.2020
- 4 Vergiss mich nicht (Vergiss mich nicht) Staffel 3 Episode 4 - (Star Trek: Discovery S03E04) Michael begleitet Adira nach Trill, um die Erinnerungen an vergangene Leben ihres Symbionten aufzuspüren. Saru lädt die Brückenoffiziere zu einer Dinnerparty ein. mehr zu dieser Folge erfahren Erstausstrahlung: 05.11.2020
- 5 Die Bewährungsprobe (Die Bewährungsprobe) Staffel 3 Episode 5 - (Star Trek: Discovery S03E05) Die Discovery stößt auf die Überreste der Sternenflotte und deren Commander – Admiral Vance. Seinen Bedenken zum Trotz betraut er die Crew mit einer neuen Mission. mehr zu dieser Folge erfahren Erstausstrahlung: 12.11.2020
- 6 Aasgeier (Aasgeier) Staffel 3 Episode 6 - (Star Trek: Discovery S03E06) Die Discovery wird im Raumdock mit neuer Zukunfts-Technologie ausgestattet und auch die Crew ist verblüfft über die neuen Möglichkeiten, die das 32. Jahrhundert ihr in dieser Hinsicht bietet. Zeitgleich besteht Vance darauf, dass sich die Discovery für Schnelleingreif-Missionen zur Verfügung hält. Dies bringt ihn und Captain Saru in Konflikt mit Michael Burnham, die einen Notruf von Book erhält. mehr zu dieser Folge erfahren Erstausstrahlung: 19.11.2020
- 7 Wiedervereinigung Teil III (Wiedervereinigung Teil III) Staffel 3 Episode 7 - (Star Trek: Discovery S03E07) Michael ist überzeugt, dass SB-19, ein geheimes Föderations-Projekt, weitere Antworten über die Entstehung des Brandes bringen könnte. Wie sie erfährt, handelt es sich um ein Projekt, das auf Ni’Var seinen Ausgangspunkt gefunden hat - die neue Bezeichnung für Vulkan, wo Vulkanier und Romulaner wiedervereinigt zusammenleben. mehr zu dieser Folge erfahren Erstausstrahlung: 26.11.2020
- 8 Das Schutzgebiet (Das Schutzgebiet) Staffel 3 Episode 8 - (Star Trek: Discovery S03E08) Osyraa greift den Heimatplaneten von Book an und die Discovery reist dorthin, um zu helfen. Stamets und Adira untersuchen den Brand. mehr zu dieser Folge erfahren Erstausstrahlung: 03.12.2020
- 9 Terra Firma (1) (Terra Firma (1)) Staffel 3 Episode 9 - (Star Trek: Discovery S03E09) Georgious Zustand verschlechtert sich, doch im gefährlichen Spiegeluniversum soll es ein Heilmittel geben. Adira und Stamets entschlüsseln einen jahrhundertealten Notruf. mehr zu dieser Folge erfahren Erstausstrahlung: 10.12.2020
- 10 Terra Firma (2) (Terra Firma (2)) Staffel 3 Episode 10 - (Star Trek: Discovery S03E10) Georgiou deckt die wahren Tiefen der Verschwörung gegen sie auf und führt sie zu einer Enthüllung darüber, wie tief ihre Zeit im Paralleluniversum war. Die Entdeckung hat sie wirklich verändert. mehr zu dieser Folge erfahren Erstausstrahlung: 17.12.2020
- 11 Su'Kal (Su'Kal) Staffel 3 Episode 11 - (Star Trek: Discovery S03E11) Die Discovery wagt sich an den Verubin-Nebel, wo Burnham, Saru und Culber eine schockierende Erkenntnis über den Ursprung des Brandes machen. Der Rest der Besatzung ist einer unerwarteten Bedrohung ausgesetzt. mehr zu dieser Folge erfahren Erstausstrahlung: 24.12.2020
- 12 Es gibt Gezeiten... (Es gibt Gezeiten...) Staffel 3 Episode 12 - (Star Trek: Discovery S03E12) Nachdem sie die U.S.S. Discovery gekapert wurde, sucht Osyraa ein Treffen mit Admiral Vance, während Burnham und die Crew unvorstellbare Schwierigkeiten überwinden müssen, um das Kommando über ihr Schiff wiederzuerlangen. mehr zu dieser Folge erfahren Erstausstrahlung: 31.12.2020
- 13 Ein Zeichen der Hoffnung (2) (Ein Zeichen der Hoffnung (2)) Staffel 3 Episode 13 - (Star Trek: Discovery S03E13) Als die Smaragdkette ihren Griff verschärft und das Geheimnis des Brandes endlich gelöst wird, haben Burnham und die Crew eine letzte Chance, sich zu retten - und die Föderation. mehr zu dieser Folge erfahren Erstausstrahlung: 07.01.2021
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Star Trek: Discovery – Season 3 episode guide
Now this is where (and when) many Star Trek fans wished Discovery would have begun; after all, Voyager took about 20 minutes of screen time to travel across the galaxy.
Discovery season 3 is set an exciting 900 years beyond The Original Series in the wild 32 nd century. Star Trek has given us glimpses into the STU’s furthest temporal reaches before: The Enterprise-J was seen by Captain Archer in Enterprise season 3 , Voyager’s EMH benefitted from 29 th -century holographic emitter technology and Lower Decks showed us a historical perspective on a certain TNG/DS9 Starfleet member.
But not for decades (in real-time) has Star Trek presented us with a fascinating array of new technologies, starships and the like: The programmable matter and personal transporters are as interesting to 20s audiences as were holodecks and badge communicators in the 80s. Beyond this, we get nearly a millennium’s worth of sociopolitical change, from Vulcans and Romulans leaving together to rampant capitalism returning to the galaxy (and not the cute, pleasure-based kinds favored by the Ferengi, either).
Best of all, in a bleak future with the Federation on its knees, the Discovery crew ultimately comes to represent the optimism of the past, in a meta sense that of The Original Series (as well as, to some extent, The Next Generation and Voyager), as a force for good in a galaxy gone mad. For the first time, a Discovery season has Trek fans wanting more of a new vision…
Star Trek: Discovery episode guide – Season 3
1.That Hope Is You, part 1 . Michael Burnham emerges from the season 2-concluding wormhole into the year 3188 (approximate stardate 864711), collides with a courier ship piloted by one Cleveland “Book” Booker, crash lands on an alien planet, gets dosed with some serious ecstasy-like truth-telling drugs, kciks butt in a number of firefights, helps save a member of an endangered interplanetary species and finally finds at least one representative of the Federation. Needless to say, this is perhaps the single most action-packed episode in all of ST lore. ****
2. Far From Home . The Discovery emerges from the season 2-concluding wormhole and lands in generally intact condition on the surface of a mostly uninhabited planet. The crew gets to work on repairing bodily injuries and damage to the ship while racing against the onslaught of parasitic ice which is slowly encasing the ship as the external temperature drops with night’s approach. Saru and Ensign Tilly venture out to a nearby mining settlement wherein they attempt to exchange dilithium for spare parts. Zareh, an exploitative courier, seeks to steal Discovery’s dilithium but Georgiou comes to the rescue, kicking ass and taking names. Burnham and Book show up to free Discovery from the gnarly ice. ****
3. People of Earth . Discovery’s precious dilithium is stashed aboard Book’s ship, which in turn is stasthed aboard Discovery. After picking up a signal from one Admiral Senna Tal from Earth, Discovery sets course for the familiar planet. Upon arrival, the crew learns that the now very paranoid and militant Earth is no longer home to Starfleet HQ and that Admiral Tal was a Trill whose implant survived in not exactly ideal circumstances within the Earthling Adira. ***
4. Forget Me Not . In an effort to communicate with and/or access the memories of the Tal symbiote, Discovery travels to the Trill homeworld. There, Adira is shunned by most but eventually wins over one “guardian” to assist in the process. ***
5. Die Trying . Tal’s memories get Discovery to the hidden Starfleet HQ. Starfleet Commander-in-Chief Adm. Charles Vance is quite skeptical about the crew’s story or abilities to function 900 years into their future. Saru and the Discovery crew earns trust when they help solve a blight by retrieving resources from a seed archive that only their ship’s spore drive can reach. ***
6. Scavengers . Discovery gets an upgrade to 32 nd -century technology but is nevertheless stuck in spacedock. Burnham, meanwhile, receives a 3-week-old message saying that he’d retrieved a black box from a Starfleet ship annihilated in The Burn. Burnham and Georgiou take Book’s ship to rescue him, much to Vance’s dismay. ***
7. Unification III . A titular and spiritual sequel to the TNG season 5 episodes guest-starring Spock (We even get a Nimoy sample from part II!) that also nicely ties in events key to Star Trek (2009) and Picard. This particular reunification may refer to either internal politics of the planet Ni’Var (née Vulcan), to whom Burnham et al appeal in hopes of solving the mystery of The Burn, or the possibility of Ni’Var rejoining the Federation. In either case, this episode has some great alien-cultural stuff as well as some courtroom drama. ****
8. The Sanctuary . Discovery travels to Book’s home planet of Kwejian, which is under biological attak perpetuated by the Emerald Chain, a capitalistic power headed up by Orions and Andorians. Under orders not to engage the Federation enemy, Discovery cannot help but interfere to save a civilization. ***
9. Terra Firma, part 1 . Georgiou is slowly being torn apart due to her travels across universes and through time. Discovery’s computer advises she travel to Dannus V, an apparently uninhabited planet, for assistance. Once on the surface, Michael and Georgiou have a Beckettesque experience with a guy named Carl, who entreats Georgiou to enter his freestanding doorway, which leads into her own familiar Mirror Universe. ***
10. Terra Firma, part 2 . As did Kirk back in the day and Burnham a couple seasons ago, Georgiou finds herself attempting to change the mindlessly bloodthirsty ways of the Terran Empire. She gets limited results, but does manage to escape with her life back into the Prime Universe and, soon thereafter, to a spacetime in which she can safely exist, i.e. the series Star Trek: Section 31…. ***
11. Su’Kal . Discovery finds a derelict Kelpian starship within a radioactive nebula which may also have been the original source of The Burn. Indeed, an entire planet is hidden within, housing the ship which is home to the titular character, a Kelpian whose entire education has been supplied by holograms. Book goes in for a rescue mission but Saru and Dr. Culber refuse to leave Su’Kal; Adira, who has stowed away on Book’s ship, joins them on the surface while Burnham is beamed aboard. Unfortunately, Book arrives back at Discovery just in time to see it disappear, now in command of Emerald Syndicate leader Osyraa and her new lackey Zareh. ***
12. There Is a Tide . Using Discovery as cover, Osyraa gains entrance to Federation HQ, where she … proposes a peace treaty to Vance. Meanwhile, the Discovery crew gets to work at overthrowing the pirate takeover of the ship. ****
13. That Hope Is You, part 2 . Silly title aside, this episode puts Discovery viewers at the edge of their seat from the go and keeps them there until the new captain takes over. The on-board crew manages to halt the Discovery while in warp and Burnahm takes out Osyraa. With Book’s emphatic assistance, Discovery returns to the nebula, where Saru, Culber and Adira manage to convince Su’Kal to overcome his fear and leave the ship he’s always called home. Saru returns to Kaminar, but the rest of the Discovery is tasked with the mission of reassembling the Federation through dilithium supply. And they get neat new uniforms, too…
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This page contains information specifically pertaining to the third season of Star Trek: Discovery , whose episode premieres were consecutively streamed on CBS All Access for the USA and broadcast on Space / Z for Canada from 15 October 2020 through 7 January 2021 , with the rest of the world following suit with one day delay through streaming service Netflix .
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Summary [ ], background information [ ].
- On 27 February 2019 , it was announced that the series had been renewed for a third season. 
- On 18 March 2019 , it was announced that Season 2 series regular Anson Mount ( Christopher Pike ) and guest star Rebecca Romijn ( Una Chin-Riley ) would not be returning for Season 3. 
- On 20 July 2019 , it was announced that David Ajala (Cleveland Booker) had joined the cast.
- As of 5 May 2020 , Composer Jeff Russo was working on writing the fourth episode of this season and spotting through episode 8. 
- As part of a celebratory series of virtual panels on "Star Trek Day" this year (i.e., 8 September 2020 ), it was announced that this season would introduce a new font for the show's title. 
- On 14 October 2020 , it was announced that the opening titles for this season, as had been the case for those used in the second season, would feature new animations.  Robots featured in the opening credits sequence for this season are identified in the Netflix audio description track as "maintenance robots".
- The third season, consisting of thirteen episodes, premiered on 15 October 2020 , following the ten-week run of Star Trek: Lower Decks .
- The premise of this season has similarities to the unproduced concepts Star Trek: Federation and Star Trek: Final Frontier . In the former, the Federation, circa the year 3000, had collapsed to a handful of worlds, and a single ship represented Starfleet's original values. In the latter, the Federation was fractured after an attack in the 2460s by unknown parties with Omega molecules caused vast areas of the galaxy to be considered impassable, and the crew of the latest starship Enterprise , circa the 2520s, had to remind Starfleet of the higher ideals which that organization, and the Federation, were founded on.
- In effect, the premise has even more in common with another Gene Roddenberry production, Andromeda (2000–2005), a science fiction television series in which the namesake starship is transported into the future to find the intergalactic civilization from which it was derived has collapsed, after which the crew embarks on the mission to restore said civilization.
- Both review critics and fans have concurrently pointed out that the season three plotline constituted a reboot of sorts, as indeed announced by the series producers after season two, and that it was reminiscent of the "orphaned ship and crew" premise of Star Trek: Voyager , thereby becoming a " Voyager 2.0" as one Discovery sympathizing reviewer had put it. 
- A series of " Star Trek Logs " are being released on Instagram throughout the season. These short videos consist of in-universe personal log recordings from the main cast, posted after each new episode. 
- Principal photography was reported as finished on 19 December 2019 with the last scenes filmed at Kingston Penitentiary, Ontario, Canada. 
- However, two months later, on 24 February 2020 , season three was again reported finishing up principal photography.  This was indicative of extensive reshoots, something that by now had become commonplace for the series, as the two previous seasons have been reported to have undergone extensive reshoots as well. Considering the sense of finality of the season finale (underscored by the closing Gene Roddenberry quote in the episode), it has given rise to internet rumors that the series had run its course, the announcement of a renewal for a fourth season notwithstanding.  Furthermore, season three did not end with a cliffhanger, contrary to the two previous seasons.
The season was nominated for a 2021 GLAAD Media Award on 28 January 2021 .  After having already been nominated twice for the preceding seasons, the award was this time won by the franchise on 8 April 2021 . 
The CAFTCAD "Special Effects Costume Building"-category award was a tied win with the first season of Odd Squad Mobile Unit .  Keith Lau was a three-time nominee out of six in his individual "Costume Illustration" award category – besides Discovery , for Altered Carbon and Snowpiercer as well – , but did not manage to secure a win (neither did his Discovery colleague Ciara Brennan for that matter, against whom Keith was competing too), and had to make do with the three shared awards he (and Brennan) did win. That Discovery did well at the Canadian CAFTCADs was hardly a surprise, considering its six nominations in fifteen categories, nine of which Discovery was not even eligible for.  It is indicative of the (economic) importance Discovery represents for the Canadian motion picture industry, as it is entirely produced in that country.
The episode " Su'Kal " became only – "only" because the preceding Berman-era Star Trek had done exceptionally well in the underlying award category during its run – the second episode of Kurtzman-era Star Trek after the second season episode " Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2 " to receive a visual effects (VFX) Emmy Award nomination on 13 July 2021 ,  which was won this time around on 12 September 2021 .
The Johnny-come-latelies in the award season were the 2021 Saturn Awards (covering the years 2019 and 2020) which were only awarded on 26 October 2021, having been postponed for nearly two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic . Still, it did not prevent Discovery to win two of its three nominations, in the process beating out franchise sibling Star Trek: Picard (whose 2019 first season was nominated for the same award) in the most prestigious television category, "Best Science Fiction Television Series". 
Having won seven out of the twenty-seven award nominations, the third season achieved a success rate of 26%, an 1% improvement over the preceding season, though it should be noted that the previous single CAFTCAD award was this year split up into five further separate award categories.
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Main cast [ ].
- Sonequa Martin-Green as Michael Burnham
- Doug Jones as Saru ("Far From Home"–"Su'Kal"; "That Hope Is You, Part 2")
- Anthony Rapp as Paul Stamets ("Far From Home"–"That Hope Is You, Part 2")
- Mary Wiseman as Sylvia Tilly ("Far From Home"–"That Hope Is You, Part 2")
- Wilson Cruz as Hugh Culber ("Far From Home", "Forget Me Not"–"Scavengers", "Terra Firma, Part 1"–"Su'Kal", "That Hope Is You, Part 2")
- Rachael Ancheril as D. Nhan ("Far From Home", "Forget Me Not"–"Die Trying")
- David Ajala as Cleveland "Book" Booker ("That Hope Is You, Part 1", "People of Earth", "Scavengers"–"That Hope Is You, Part 2")
Special guest star [ ]
Uncredited [ ].
- Tracy-Mae Chambers – Prop Sculptor
- Leslie Chung – VFX Supervisor: Crafty Apes (Emmy Award winner)
- Ivan Kondrup Jensen – VFX Supervisor: Ghost VFX (Emmy Award winner) 
- Kristen Prahl – VFX Producer: Ghost VFX (Emmy Award winner)
- Toni Pykalaniemi – VFX Supervisor: DNEG TV (Emmy Award winner)
See also [ ]
- DIS Season 3 performers
- Star Trek: Discovery Logs , social media companion videos to market season 3
- DIS Season 3 Blu-ray
- DIS Season 3 DVD
External links [ ]
- Star Trek: Discovery season 3 at Memory Beta , the wiki for licensed Star Trek works
- Star Trek Discovery Season 3 episode reviews at Ex Astris Scientia
- 3 Starfleet uniform (2350s-2370s)
'Star Trek: Discovery' Season 3 Recap: Everything You Need to Remember Before Season 4
Time Travel, Resource Scarcity, an Orion Syndicate, and a ‘Queen’
Star Trek: Discovery successfully launched a new phase in the franchise and brought Star Trek to a whole new generation. The Paramount+ original has boldly gone where no franchise property has gone before in terms of representation and diversity.
The series began as a prequel to Star Trek: The Original Series , before making a leap (quite literally) in Season 3, which allowed the show the opportunity to break away from Star Trek canon. The crew aboard the USS Discovery faced new and unexpected challenges in Season 3—ones that no Starfleet manual could have prepared them for.
With Season 4 upon us, let’s recap what happened to the crew and what the new world order looks like.
Previously on Star Trek: Discovery
In an effort to protect the universe from the evil AI, Control, Michael Burnham ( Sonequa Martin-Green ) led the crew of Discovery to the future. The crew refused to let their friend leave alone, so they joined her. Or so they thought. Michael crash-landed in the year 3188, with her crew nowhere to be found. Michael’s goal had been to reach Terralysium, the future home of her mother, Gabrielle ( Sonja Sohn ), but the wormhole sent her elsewhere. She quickly befriended Cleveland ‘Book’ Booker ( David Ajala ), a courier (mercenary) with a secret agenda—protecting endangered species and finding them a safe haven.
The 32nd century is bleak. Around 100 years prior, there was an incident called The Burn, where all the dilithium in the galaxy exploded, taking with it the majority of Starfleet’s ships and the United Federation of Planet’s resources. Space travel became scarce, ecological disasters were common and the Federation became virtually non-existent. In the power vacuum, a vicious syndicate called the Emerald Chain rose to power and previously warring species, like the Andorians and the Orions, became frenemies.
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And somewhere in between all this, a Temporal Accord was forged, prohibiting any interdimensional and time travel. Michael and the crew definitely chose the wrong time to travel to!
After Michael learned all this, she found a new mission. She met the seemingly last Starfleet officer left in the galaxy, Aditya Sahil ( Adil Hussain ), and promised to seek out the Federation and bring hope back to this time.
Far From Home
The Discovery crew arrived in the future a year after Michael, by which time she’d become a courier and begun a relationship with Book. Michael and Book’s cat, Grudge, did not get along, though he insisted on pampering the cat since ‘she’s a queen’.
After sacrificing their old lives and abandoning their families in the past, the crew of Discovery faced the reality of their new present—anarchy and resource scarcity. The one upside though was programmable matter which could be used to literally make anything and everything. Aditya Sahil’s entire ‘office’ was made of programmable matter. The crewman struggling the most was Ensign Sylvia Tilly ( Mary Wiseman ) who felt betrayed by a distracted Michael. Tilly and Michael had been best friends. They finally made up once they came to terms with how much the year-long gap in their reunion changed them.
The search for the Federation led the crew to Earth, which was nothing like the utopia that it used to be. The United Earth Defense Force was very unwelcoming, which is understandable since they’re constantly battling to protect Earth. However, the mission had one positive outcome. A Defense Force inspector, Adira ( Blu del Barrio ), joined Discovery and quickly became the adopted child of Paul Stamets ( Anthony Rapp ) and his partner Dr. Hugh Culber ( Wilson Cruz ).
The crew eventually found the last remnants of the Federation. Under the leadership of Starfleet Commander-in-Chief Charles Vance ( Oded Fehr ), the Federation headquarters are sequestered inside a distortion field in the Alpha Quadrant, thereby protecting the last Starfleet ships from enemies like the Emerald Chain. Vance begrudgingly accepted Discovery as part of the Federation, which was only partially a bad call.
The Emerald Chain, headed by Orion leader Osyraa ( Janet Kidder ), set her sights on Discovery because of the ship's spore drive that gives it space travel capabilities. A battle ensued between Osyraa and the Federation but she was unceremoniously defeated by programmable matter (told you it was handy) and hope returned to the galaxy.
- Michael’s mother Gabrielle joined the Qowat Milat, an order of Romulan warrior nuns, and now resides on Ni’Var, formerly known as the planet Vulcan.
- Adira is a human, but they become a host to the Tal symbiont after their Trill boyfriend, Gray ( Ian Alexander ), died. The Trill are less than pleased that a human is a host but accepted Adira as one of their own.
- Philippa Georgiou ( Michelle Yeoh ) began suffering the effects of being displaced from the mirror universe and her time period. She was tested by the Guardian of Forever and sent back to a time when the prime universe and her universe aligned.
- The Burn was discovered to have been caused by a scared Kelpian, Su’Kal ( Bill Irwin ). Su’Kal’s mother was a scientist who became trapped in a radiated nebula full of dilithium. While Su’Kal was born immune to the radiation, his mother died of it. Seeing her dead, Su’Kal inadvertently set off the dilithium.
- When Saru left for an away mission, he chose Tilly to serve as Acting Captain of Discovery. Unfortunately, the ship was commandeered by Osyraa during her tenure.
- In the season finale, Aditya Sahil was officially inducted into Starfleet as a Lieutenant, continuing his family tradition.
- Michael Burnham took over as Captain after Saru left the position. Her catchphrase is ‘let’s fly’.
And Now, the Conclusion
Time jumps can be controversial, but it worked in Star Trek: Discovery ’s favor. Because the show was made in the 21st century but set before The Original Series , its efforts to expand representation and update the franchise’s sensibilities often felt at odds with what had come before.
After introducing the first gay couple with leading roles in the franchise, Star Trek: Discovery went further in Season 3. Del Barrio is the first actor who identifies as non-binary to play a character who also identifies the same way in Star Trek. Ian Alexander is the first out transgender actor to prominently feature in a Star Trek property. Kenneth Mitchell , who has appeared in every season of Star Trek: Discovery so far, revealed his ALS diagnosis before the third season aired. In Season 3, he appeared as Aurellio, a scientist working with Osyraa who has a change of heart—Aurellio uses a hoverchair due to a disability, bringing representation for a community that’s long been ignored by Star Trek’s utopian outlook.
Season 3 was packed with plotlines and subplots while setting up the dynamics of the future. In the fourth season, the crew will "face a threat like they’ve never seen before," but hopefully that will mean the writers can scale it back and concentrate more on the characters.
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Everything You Need To Know About Star Trek: Discovery Season 3
The Disco crew has traveled 930 years into the future.
The first two seasons of Star Trek: Discovery introduced us to a brand new crew in a time set before Captain Kirk ever boarded the original Enterprise. Setting up a new Trek show as a prequel to Star Trek: The Original Series was something some fans questioned back when it was announced, but now Season 3 of Star Trek: Discovery is going where no Star Trek show has gone before: almost 1,000 years into the future.
So far, Discovery has been quite a wild Star Trek ride. Season 1 introduced the show's lead, Commander Michael Burnham, played by Sonequa Martin-Green, along with a diverse cast of women and a mirror-universe storyline that was a feminist long con . Season 2 brought Discovery into Star Trek canon , with some visits from old characters from the Enterprise like Captain Pike and Spock, as well as a mystery that ended with Commander Burnham and the Discovery opening a wormhole and traveling hundreds of years forward in time in order to save humanity.
Season 3 of Discovery will hit CBS All Access on Oct. 15, and a refresher is in order just to keep track of all of the timelines and exactly where, and when, we find our fave Disco crew. Here's what to expect.
Into The Future
At the end of Season 2, Burnham and the crew took Discovery through a wormhole into the future to escape "Control," a dangerous, sentient artificial intelligence program created by Starfleet's secretive Section 31. Discovery's computer had inherited an incredible amount of data from their encounter with The Sphere, a lifeform hundreds of thousands of years old that had amassed a massive amount of information on planets, civilizations, and technology from all over the universe.
In its dying breath, The Sphere gifted Discovery with all of its data. But Control wanted to use it to basically well, control the universe. Jumping into the future was the only way to get Discovery away from Control. With Burnham leading the way in her mother's time-jumping Red Angel suit, she and Discovery travel 930 years into the future. The new year is 3188 and the galaxy is quite different from when we last saw it.
The Federation Is Gone... Sort Of
The new season opens with a strange scene. A lone Starfleet officer wakes up every day, searches the skies, and listens for contact from other Starfleet ships, yet gets no messages. He repeats this day over and over, waiting for some sign that other members of the Federation are still out there.
When Burnham first arrives in 3188, she's told that The United Federation of Planets no longer exists, and that all starships capable of warp drive were destroyed in something called "The Burn," an incident about 100 or 120 years prior which led to millions of lives lost and the end of The Federation as Burnham knew it. But as she says, "The Federation isn't about ships and warp drive. It's about a vision and those that believe in that vision."
Who Are The New Guys?
The first person that Burnham encounters in 3188 is a swarthy pirate type named Cleveland "Book" Booker (David Ajala), a courier with a love of animals and a fat cat named Grudge. Book helps Burnham acclimate to her new life in the future before she can reunite with the rest of the Discovery crew, which includes the returning Commander Saru (Doug Jones), Lt. Commander Paul Stamets (Anthony Rapp), Ensign Sylvia Tilly (Mary Wiseman), Dr. Hugh Culber (Wilson Cruz) and the mirror universe's Philippa Georgiou (Michelle Yeoh).
Season 3 of Discovery will also introduce the franchise's first trans and nonbinary actors to the Star Trek universe. In Episode 3, Blu del Barrio plays Adira, a nonbinary character who first hides their identity but then shares it after bonding with Stamets and Culber. In Episode 4, the audience will meet Gray (trans actor Ian Alexander), who is eager to fulfill his lifelong dream of being a Trill host.
What Can We Expect?
Earlier this year, Star Trek: Picard went the farthest into the future that the Star Trek audience had ever been. But Picard no longer holds that record. With Discovery now several hundred years beyond even the most advanced Star Trek series, the show has a lot of options. But as the Discovery Season 3 premiere shows, some of our favorites are always going to be around. There are appearances from Andorians and Orions, staple species from early TOS . And even if the Federation is on its last legs, humanity is still going strong.
There are also some Easter eggs that reference other Trek series to look out for. For example, many of the characters in the future seem unfazed by the fact that Burnham and Discovery are from thousands of years in the past. Book even mentions that time travel technology has been outlawed ever since the Temporal Wars. For any fan of Star Trek: Enterprise , the very mention of a temporal war should jog your memory.
Adira and Gray's connection to the Trill species may also hint at the return of some beloved Trill symbiont characters. Could Deep Space 9 fan favorite Dax still be alive in a new host? Trill symbionts do live hundreds of years. Dax was already pretty old, but hey, what's another 900 years?
Either way, Star Trek: Discovery is about to begin an exciting new chapter in the Star Trek universe, so buckle up.
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Star Trek: Discovery season three review – its most thoughtful series yet
Opening on a broken world where hope seems to be the only thing left, the latest chapter in Trek lore is likely to strike a chord with viewers in 2020
A fter three seasons, Star Trek: Discovery has got around to boldly going where no one had gone before – namely 900 years into the future, far beyond the time periods charted out with extensive lore by other Trek shows.
This decision, and the accompanying hypnotic space worms, disreputable space bazaars and alluring space rogues, comes as a great relief. Discovery has been hemmed in since its inception by everything else bearing the Star Trek name. The show was originally set 10 years before the original series, in a parallel universe populated by the characters of the current Trek movie franchise, also named Kirk and Spock, rather than the versions played by William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy – though not played by the actors in the recent films, either – and if that all sounds confusing, and possibly not worth spelunking through Wikipedia to work out, then good.
Season two had some behind-the-scenes drama: the showrunners left the series after complaints by staff that they were mistreated; now the show is run by Alex Kurtzman and Discovery writers’ room veteran Michelle Paradise, who both wrote this first episode with Jenny Lumet, the author of, among other things, the screenplay to Jonathan Demme’s masterly Rachel Getting Married. So there are reasons to hope, which, incidentally, is also now the theme of the series.
Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) crash-lands on an unfamiliar world after leaping through a temporal wormhole at the end of Discovery’s second season, to defeat an evil artificial intelligence. The friction of the planet’s atmosphere seems to have burned away all the optimism that has always been the most basic atomic unit of Star Trek – when Michael arrives, she immediately stumbles across a piratical “courier” of contraband goods named Book (David Ajala in an enjoyable Han Solo mode) and learns that a huge cataclysm has essentially ended the peace enforced for so many centuries by the omnipresent Federation.
Somehow, this isn’t gloomy. Martin-Green is very funny, and she is, finally, our guide to the secrets of an unknown world. Her boring love interest is gone, her crewmates are awol (though some of them will turn up), and the future is filled with the sort of double-crosses, shootouts and ramshackle spaceships you associate with a Star War, rather than a Trek. The possibility of the network high-fiving itself over references to shows that have been over for decades seems blessedly remote. The result is a far weirder and more eccentric show than Discovery has ever been – one character has a digital alarm parrot in lieu of a clock. There are even signs that it may begin affording its characters the kind of quiet everyday business that will allow the audience to know them as people, rather than as entries in branching wikis of lore.
I reviewed the programme when it began in 2017; I wasn’t a fan of the elongated story arcs or the heavy-handed politics. The sadder-but-wiser show it has become mirrors the toll the past three years have taken on so many of us. It’s a Star Trek that takes place, for the first time, in a broken world where there is no benign bureaucracy that must be saved from space invaders, brightly coloured disasters or a few bad apples. Now, Discovery promises to explore the idea of salvage – how to make the most of what we have, especially when we don’t have enough. In this, as in a few other ways, it seems to take its cues not from the voyages of Captain Cook (who inspired Gene Roddenberry to create the original Trek), but from modern sci-fi writers such as NK Jemisin, who are concerned with how societies can – or can’t – be built to survive hostile worlds.
That requires vigilance, something this opening episode shows us in moving closeup. At the outset, we see a man who is waiting to fulfil his duties as an officer of an institution so thoroughly destroyed that it has been reduced to a mere idea. At the end of the episode, he finally gets to do so, giving meaning to his years of waiting. In our own world, so many public institutions seem to have become only slightly less fictional than Starfleet, and this humble resurrection seems a bit miraculous. Discovery is a show given to histrionics, but stripped of its familiar setting, it now reaches for profundity with a little more assurance.
“Hope is a powerful thing,” muses one character. “Sometimes it’s the only thing,” Michael replies.
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Warning: The spoilers ahead for Star Trek: Discovery's season 4, episode 3. They enter through the ears and wrap themselves around the cerebral cortex.
In sharp contrast to last week's episode of "Star Trek: Discovery" on Paramount Plus , so much happens in the third installment of Season 4, entitled "Choose To Live," that it becomes overwhelming and we're soon swamped by subplots and side-stories.
This December, "Star Trek: Discovery" is going up against some of the best contemporary sci-fi currently on television. "Lost in Space" has returned for the third and final season on Netflix. In a little over a week " The Expanse " returns on Amazon for its sixth and final season. And in a little under a month, " The Book of Boba Fett " airs on Disney Plus. Those three shows represent consistent high-quality, well-written science fiction and with these alternatives on offer, "Discovery" is going to have to work hard to keep up. Just look at the IMDb ratings for the previous two episodes; at the time of writing, the fourth season premiere scores a 5.8 and last week's installment scores a 5.2, both significantly below what the fans expect and what Michelle Paradise was no doubt hoping for. (Note: If you're behind, here's how to stream Star Trek: Discovery to catch up on seasons 1-3. Our full streaming guide for Star Trek has tips on how to see the rest of the Trek franchise).
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Once we're past the recap we open with a brand new, previously unseen starship, which is always nice, the USS Credence NCC 2804. The First Officer, Commander Fickett (Khalil Abdul-Malik), is about to deliver some dilithium, when [what looks like] the engineering section is suddenly overrun by Space Ninjas who have beamed in, waving their Ninjatō swords about and causing a fracas. We briefly talked last week about the noticeable absence of an antagonist — aside from the astrophysical abnormality measuring more than 29 trillion miles across — so could these otherworldly warriors represent a larger, evil force at work, like the Emerald Chain from last season? Well, this particular potential subplot is started, explored and ended all within this one episode, but more on that later.
It seems they're determined to take the dilithium and a handful of Starfleet officers aren't going to stand in their way. During the altercation, the Commander himself fights valiantly, while another — at first glance — seems to pass out like a pansy. However, upon closer inspection, it looks more like he was the victim of a very subtle Vulcan neck-pinch. Sadly, the Commander isn't quite so fortunate and gets skewered like a shish kebab.
The footage we're seeing of the attack transforms into "security camera footage" and we pan out to see the Starfleet briefing room. According to Adm. Vance (Oded Fehr), there have been a string of similar thefts across Federation space; however, killing a Starfleet officer is new.
This is actually a really nice idea. Word definitely would've traveled about the approaching anomaly and as such, many species would more than likely be desperate to get their hands on some dilithium in order to escape or even evacuate their home worlds. Sadly though, it looks like this sub-plot is started, explored and ended, all within this one episode. You may have sensed already that it's a recurring theme in this week's installment. Obviously, it remains to be seen whether this idea is developed beyond this episode, but if it isn't, it feels like a wasted opportunity.
The assassin is a citizen of Ni'var and a rogue member of the Qowat Milat named J'Vini (Ayesha Mansur Gonsalves). Her cohorts are confirmed to be mercenaries operating under her orders. Thankfully, the tracker that was secretly planted in the dilithium has provided her coordinates. More thankfully, someone at Starfleet actually thought to put a tracker in the dilithium. And even more thankfully, J'Vini has provided a platform for President T'Rina of Ni'var (Tara Rosling), Federation President, Laira Rillak (Chelah Horsdal), Adm. Vance of Starfleet and a representative of the Qowat Milat to jostle over jurisdiction in this matter.
Who is the representative of the Qowat Milat in this matter..? None other than Michael Burnham's (Sonequa Martin-Green) mum, Gabrielle (Sonja Sohn), last seen in the episode " Unification III " (S03, E07). She insists that this matter be supervised by the order of Romulan warrior nuns, but agrees to have Burnham and the USS Discovery represent Starfleet on this politically-problematic joint-mission. As everyone exits the briefing, Rillak has a quick word in Burnham's ear, reminding her that it's critical J'Vini faces Federation justice for her crimes, thus setting up a potential clash of priorities later in the episode. Roll opening credits.
Another sub-plot is set up in which Tilly (Mary Wiseman) is looking for some new experiences outside of her comfort zone. She shares this with Saru (Doug Jones) in the Discovery's mess hall and while it provides the comedy relief for this episode, there isn't really an adequate explanation as to quite why Tilly feels she needs to do this. She asks if she can mist the plants in Saru's quarters to which he agrees but warns her not to touch the swampkelp while it's in bloom.
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We cut to engineering and see Book (David Ajala) for the first time this episode and learn that a few weeks have in fact passed, so at least that makes his ongoing grieving for Kwejian a little more believable. There's a brief but tender moment between Book and Burnham here, which is very nicely executed. Stamets (Anthony Rapp) is also there, fussing over some equations and he has not only come up with a neat and tidy abbreviation for the Season 4 primary plot driver (DMA, for Dark Matter Anomaly) but also a new theory: primordial wormhole .
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All the evidence is there, apparently; the gravitational distortions are consistent with wormhole behavior, so is the shape of the gravitational well, plus it's ability to change direction and finally it contains a massive amount of accreted dark matter. It's just missing tachyons, otherwise it would be cut and dry. Last week , we threw in a tinfoil hat theory that this might somehow later be linked to the "lightning storm in space" phenomena used by both Ambassador Spock and the Romulan warlord Nero in the first of the terrible trilogy of JJ Abrams' "Star Trek" movies. We've seen how much "Star Trek" showrunner Alex Kurtzman likes to have everything connected, George Lucas style. Now this feels like it's one step closer to being the case. Ugh.
It seems like Stamets and Book have continued to build on their friendship from last week, which is super to see and Book asks if he can accompany Stamets to the Ni'var Science Institute. Meanwhile, Burnham has asked if she can borrow Book's ship for the mission. Strangely, it still doesn't seem to have a name, so look out for that changing later this season for marketing reasons. Or not, who knows.
Also, there's no sign of Commander Jett Reno (Tig Notaro) this season yet, perhaps she'll pop up later if her scheduling calendar permits.
Next, we cut to the slowest moving of the subplots, Gray Tal's (Ian Alexander) consciousness being transplanted into a golem. Adira (Blu del Barrio) is on hand obviously, as is Dr. Culber (Wilson Cruz) together with Guardian Xi (Andreas Apergis) of the spiritual community and member of the Trill High Council that we last saw in the strong Season 3 episode " Forget Me Not " (S03, E04), which was a well-written insight into the journey of Gray, a non-Trill, taking the host Tal.
The transference of Gray Tal into a synthetic body subplot feels like it's been slowed down and drawn out. Why couldn't this have been handled in just one episode, since that's all it really needed?Instead, we could've had a more in-depth look at the previous hosts of Tal. It would be nice to see this incorporated at some point later in this season, but we're not holding our breath. Xi explains that this is a unique situation and the transference might not succeed without a host to guide Tal, thus establishing an ongoing set piece where Adira waits patiently by Gray's bedside that we can cut back to with minimal disruption.
We return to Tilly's story by way of a conversation between Burnham and her First Officer, Saru, about how an additional member of the crew should be present in the away team to equal the number of representatives from both Starfleet and the Qowat Milat and ensure that the mission doesn't appear to favor either party. In other words, here's the perfect opportunity for Saru to suggest that Tilly go, which was the whole point of her subplot after all.
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So far, it seems like a normal episode with a normal amount of story (the Dark Matter Anomaly itself, Burnham and her mother, Stamet's theory, Tilly's search for new experiences, Book's ongoing grief and Gray Tal's consciousness transference) and that might be sufficient for any other television show, but not "Discovery."
We're on Book's ship now and Gabrielle and Burnham are having a chat about J'Vini. Turns out she was instrumental in nursing Gabrielle back to health when she first arrived 950-or-so years in the future in 3188 using the Red Angel time suit. So now there's a personal element to further compound the political complications of this attempt to apprehend the Qowat Milat outlaw. We hear about a new element of Qowat Milat culture, which is the need to act as a galankhkan, or savior to a lost cause. Burnham's mother was once J'Vini's lost cause, and now Gabrielle fears J'Vini fights for a new cause, the question is, what is it?
In order to respect the Qowat Milat way and therefore reach J'Vini — and also to make the fight scenes more enthralling — phasers must be left behind and Ninjatō-like swords should be carried instead. They arrive at their destination, which is a seemingly barren, deserted and inhospitable planetoid, but Tilly detects a faint signal from the dilithium tracking device in a giant cavern under the surface. At which point two of J'Vini's cohorts beam in and attack. In the ensuing battle, they are both killed along with the token red shirt-equivalent Qowat Milat member of the away team. The fight itself is well choreographed and great to watch, but that's why the story included a reason why phasers had to be ditched. However, they hadn't actually left Book's ship yet, so it's not clear why they didn't leap over to the weapons locker and unload a whole clip of supercharged forced plasma particles on the sword-wielding Space Ninjas.
Checking in briefly back on the Discovery, the process of transference continues and the unjoining of Gray Tal from Adira has been a success, now we must wait to see if the consciousness settles in the synthetic body.
Now we're inside the cavern, inside the barren, deserted and inhospitable planetoid. What our three-woman away team discovers is what looks like the ruins of an ancient temple or mausoleum and an unknown species of alien, dead on the floor, covered in J'Vini's cloak. The Burnham/Gabrielle conflict of interest sub-plot develops further here as they argue over whether or not J'Vini's intentions warrant punishment. Suddenly, the ground shakes and Tilly detects controlled matter and anti-reactions beginning as the dilithium is being used to power up a massive set of engines — this is no moon, it's a space station ship. They locate the dilithium and take an ancient turbolift up to a giant platform high above them, offering us a brief glimpse of the vast, cavernous interior.
We return to Stamet's Theory subplot and we're now at the Ni'var Science Institute. Sadly, the other representatives don't seem to share his sense of urgency and they begin to meditate on the matter. It could be argued there's an underlying ignore-science-at-your-peril theme and that's probably quite intentional.
However, while we're here we also dive a little deeper into Book's subplot and probably a highlight of this episode. T'Rina notices Book's grief and suggests he look at it from a Vulcan perspective, one of logic, since the tragedy that befell Kwejian was not his fault. What he requires is freedom from his guilt, but he insists that if he'd only seen a sign, he could've saved his family.
When the meditating scientists finally awake, they conclude that Stamet's theory simply isn't plausible. T'Rina interjects and reminds them they have a witness to the destruction of Kwejian and since tachyons are superluminal, upon hitting the atmosphere of that planet, they would've created a glowing blue cast to the sky. Duh . She suggests a mind meld with Book, but Stamets objects, saying he shouldn't have to relive the trauma of the experience.
It's an interesting approach to dealing with significant personal loss. However, it really only works if the last memories of the one you lost are not vivid scenes of them suffering — that would pretty much torpedo this particular method of therapy. Book volunteers and we once again witness the destruction of his home world and despite some potentially confusing blue lens flare, T'Rina does not see a glowing blue cast to the sky, therefore no tachyons. D'oh.
Before T'Rina can end the mind meld, Book asks if he can see a little more. He recalls his memories of the very last time he saw his nephew Leto and his brother Kyheem. As Leto turns, his face displays the signs typical for a Kwejian to indicate emotional happiness … and Book is reassured that at least before he died, Leto knew how much he was loved by his uncle. To be able to somehow know this with certainty, to obtain this reassurance (along with the Alien Healing Machine from "Babylon 5" that could prevent the loss to begin with) are probably the two things I would wish for. Book is extremely fortunate and as such, it's quite an emotional scene.
Back inside the moon-ship, Tilly sabotages the engines to shut them down and Burnham discovers detailed carvings in the rocks and stones showing a supernova and a moon leaving the world it once orbited. They then deduce that it isn't a mausoleum, but rather thousands of cryostasis pods — they're alive. And this is J'Vini's cause. It's only a matter of time before she beams to their position and the inevitable dual with Gabrielle ends prematurely when the rogue Qowat Milat sister disarms Burnham's mother and holds a sword to her neck. Thus begins the diplomacy element of the mission.
Tilly begins to repair the damage that she's just caused as Burnham negotiates with J'Vini. Turns out the unknown aliens are a species called Abronians and this vessel contains the very last of their kind. J'Vini explains that she was travelling through the star system when she suddenly felt love, community, family and suffering, as if someone was calling out to her, begging her for help. It was a telepathic distress signal and she knew she had to help, accepting this cause as her own. The planet this moon-ship is now orbiting seems to be the intended destination and the dilithium was .. .er, in case the DMA swung by in that direction before they were revived. Still, at least it can now be used as an escape vehicle, right?
Using their tech know-how, the engines are repaired and the Abronians are revived. J'Vini accepts that her cause is complete and she's handcuffed by Gabrielle. Once back onboard Book's ship and off the surface of the moon-ship, they see the Abronians also leaving the moon-ship and traveling toward the surface of their new homeworld.
Granted we used to see new and different alien species every single week in "The Original Series," but that followed an episodic format, not a season story arc and it just feels like we've been shortchanged to have been introduced to, learned a bit about and then said see ya to a totally new alien species, all in the space of about 40 minutes.
Onboard the Discovery, Adira frets about the transference and begins a vigil by Gray's bedside. Saru complements Culber on his improvised role as ship's counselor as they chat in the gorgeous setting of Discovery's Ten-Forward-like lounge and recreation facility – complete with open fires and a rustic, steak restaurant aesthetic…plus a throwback to "Deep Space Nine" with their very own Lurian barfly .
And the long process of wrapping up every storyline in this episode begins. The Abronians are settling in, the transference of Gray Tal is a success, Tilly learns a little more about the way of the Qowat Milat — and gets to tend to Saru's plants — and Burnham receives a lesson in looking at the bigger picture. Finally, Book — who is wearing his Ikhu Zhen amulet once again (will we hear the story of why he stopped wearing it?) — comes out with a beautifully written line. "I got a memory back," he tells Burnham. "And I realized, someday, if I am lucky the grief will fade. And if I don't want all my other memories to fade with it, I'll have to open myself back up to them. Good and bad."
This week was a bit of a story dump. That's not to say that this episode isn't enjoyable, there's just a lot (too much) crammed in. While it is a couple of minutes longer than the previous two offerings, it feels a lot longer — more like a full-length feature film and it's certainly been written like one. Having so many disposable sub-stories that aren't explored further might work in a Marvel movie, but not a television episode and not an episode of "Star Trek." It's like we were fasting last week and this week we've suddenly had a full Thanksgiving dinner placed in front of us. With all the trimmings.
Life of ignorant bliss on Talos IV ✓
- Always nice to see a new starship
- The sword fighting was pretty cool
- All in all it's a good job Book insisted on coming with Stamets to Ni'var
- "Deep Space Nine" nod with the Lurian and Ferengi in Discovery's bar
- David Ajala continues to own "Star Trek: Discovery"
Death by a Varon-T disruptor ✗
- Entertaining though they are, so many subplots won't be explored further
- There's so much loss and grief this season … it's a bit of a downer really
- The USS Credence interior looks a lot like the Discovery airlock set
- So Many Subplots
- Tachyons, always with the tachyons
The first three episodes of Season 4 of "Star Trek: Discovery" are available to watch now and subsequent installments will drop every Thursday on Paramount Plus in the U.S. and Canada. Countries outside of North America can watch on the Pluto TV Sci-Fi channel.
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When Scott's application to the NASA astronaut training program was turned down, he was naturally upset...as any 6-year-old boy would be. He chose instead to write as much as he possibly could about science, technology and space exploration. He graduated from The University of Coventry and received his training on Fleet Street in London. He still hopes to be the first journalist in space.
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