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Battle at the Binary Stars 

Escaping from the brig while the ship is under attack, Burnham joins the captain in an audacious plan to end a battle rapidly escalating into war.

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Escaping from the brig while the ship is under attack, Burnham joins the captain in an audacious plan to end a battle rapidly escalating into war.

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This episode establishes that, even as early as 2249, the Shenzhou was a relatively old Starfleet vessel. See more »

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When Captain Philippa Georgiou and Michael Burnham beaming over to the Klingon ship, you can hear the alert sound similar to Enteprise-D TNG. See more »

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T'Kuvma: Members of the Federation. What you call your most remote borders, I call too close to Klingon territory. You only live now to serve as witnesses of Klingon supremacy, to be my herald. We do not desire to know you. But you will know our great houses, standing as one under Kahless, reborn in me, T'Kuvma!
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Referenced in Star Trek: Discovery: Choose Your Pain (2017) See more »

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Battle at the Binary Stars
27 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

So the ever emotional Burnham commits mutiny against her friend and mentor Captain Georgiou and is locked up on the brig. Burnham needs to find a means to escape as the ship comes under attack from the Klingons. However it is difficult to like a character who disregards the rules so much.

I did say I liked how the various Klingons were designed but could not understand why they have been rendered as bald. How can a race of aliens get less hirsute which each new iteration of Star Trek?

However the constant talking in Klingon did get irritating, I thought I was watching a foreign movie with all the reading of the subtitles I had to do.

Burnham rejoins the crew and hatches an audacious plan to battle the Klingons. The episode has cinematic battle scenes between the Federation and the Klingons, there is certainly a lot of lens flare.

The first two episodes are in effect a prequel to the main Discovery series as it is the third episode where we will encounter many of the main cast members.


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