Responding to a distress call from Captain Korbus, the Sovereign finds the Klingon commander attacked by an unidentified craft. With
Picking up right after the season finale, Captain Pike beams over from the Enterprise and takes command of Discovery. Their new mission – to identify the source of seven mysterious red signals spread out across the galaxy.
The Trekzone Review
Interesting was one way to describe the first season – like all first seasons of Star Trek. I didn’t hate it, though I didn’t love it… but I did enjoy the ride – and it was certainly rewatchable, all at my own pace – rather than waiting for each new installment weekly. I think that the show had a story to tell, but it got lost along the way and they limped to the finish line where we pick up season two.
And what a way to start, alluding to Spock joining our cast and Pike – who we only ever saw walking in the at-the-time unaired pilot – beaming aboard and within the first five minutes assuring our crew – and the viewers – that he’s no Lorca, and he won’t betray them. Beautiful.
Again, director Kurtzman takes us on a flight of fancy with his interior shot of the turbolift shaft – how can it be that big? And the cargo bay of the medical transport – how can it be that big!? And lets just gloss over the fighter-craft that Discovery seemingly had in the shuttle bay all this time. This was a great setup for the season to come, a righting of the ship in some ways and moving forward in others. Welcome back Discovery.
Sonequa Martin-Green as Michael Burnham
Doug Jones as Saru
Anthony Rapp as Paul Staments
Mary Wiseman as Slyvia Tilly
Wilson Cruz as Hugh Culber
Anson Mount as Christopher Pike
Ronnie Rowie Jr.
Sean Connolly Affleck
David Benjamin Tomlinson
Gretchen J. Berg
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