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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.


Adam Kane


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Bryan Fuller (created by) | 8 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sonequa Martin-Green ... Michael Burnham
Doug Jones ... Saru
Shazad Latif ... Ash Tyler / Voq (as Javid Iqbal) (credit only)
Anthony Rapp ... Paul Stamets (credit only)
Mary Wiseman ... Sylvia Tilly (credit only)
Jason Isaacs ... Captain Gabriel Lorca (credit only)
Michelle Yeoh ... Captain Philippa Georgiou
Mary Chieffo ... L'Rell
James Frain ... Sarek
Kenneth Mitchell ... Kol
Chris Obi ... T'Kuvma
Terry Serpico ... Brett Anderson
Sam Vartholomeos ... Danby Connor
Arista Arhin ... Young Michael Burnham
Emily Coutts ... Keyla Detmer


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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English | Klingon

Release Date:

24 September 2017 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Did You Know?


Despite being credited, Anthony Rapp (Paul Stamets), Mary Wiseman (Sylvia Tilly), and Jason Isaacs (Gabriel Lorca) do not appear in this episode. See more »


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 »


Captain Philippa Georgiou: "All warfare is based on deception. When you are able to attack, you must seem unable."
Saru: Sun Tzu. I recognize the quote. But I fear we are deceiving no one. We are most definitely unable to attack.
Captain Philippa Georgiou: We have no weapons, no warp, no countermove at all. The Klingons have us.
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Referenced in Star Trek: Discovery: Choose Your Pain (2017) See more »

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Change back the look of the aliens ,please !
12 September 2018 | by dj-wookieSee all my reviews

If somebody ask you to choose between the most expensive kind of food and your favorite food,what you would choose ?!?..the answer is your favorite food ,of course.The same thing is happening with Discovery,the producers are forcing us to renounce to the look of the our favorite aliens for an expensive version of them,which should be better ,but is not ,but the fans don't care if their aliens are the best or not,all they want is what they really love ,this cyber punk version of a series were the real culture was verry apreciated looks soo lame,and this is the only series where IDIC is seen as something strictly related to sexual preferences and not about science or culture.This is just the newest form of superficiality and it makes me just to leave technology and go for a walk in nature or to go in a gym,and probably is better this way,because almost all trekkies are sedentary persons.

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