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Michael Burnham’s shuttle is attacked by a mysterious alien while en route to prison. The U.S.S. Discovery rescues the shuttle just in time and it’s captain – Gabriel Lorca – offers Michael another chance…

The Trekzone Review

Welcome to the series proper, as we’re introduced to our regulars in Lorca, Stametts, Tyler and Tilly… and what an introduction, straight into the fray of some type of experiment that’s taken out the sister ship. The action was tense, the character development was relegated to the B-plot and the resolution was sort of there.

I’m certainly adapting to this new Trek, but having just watched DS9 & Voyager’s finale’s over the weekend I can’t help but feel a sense of longing for that era of Trek again – sure Larry and I discussed the reasons why we can’t go back there just yet, but I’m allowed to miss it.

That Starfleet uniform just fits Jason Isaacs doesn’t it? He commands the presence and makes the role of mysterious Captain his own. Cadet Tilly is awesome, a nervous ball of energy that I can totally relate to, and a ranga (finally, some representation!)

Cast and Crew


Jason Isaacs as Gabriel Lorca

Sonequa Martin-Green as Michael Burnham

Doug Jones as Saru

Shazad Latif as Ash Tyler

Anthony Rapp as Paul Staments

Mary Wiseman as Slyvia Tilly

Guest Cast

Rekha Sharma

Emily Coutts

Sara Mitich

Devon Macdonald

Ronnie Rowie Jr.

Christopher Russell

Teleplay By

Gretchen J. Berg

Aaron Harbets

Craig Sweeny

Story By

Gretchen J. Berg

Aaron Harbets

Bryan Fuller

Directed By

Akiva Goldsman

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