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Perpetual Infinity 

Burnham receives the reunion she's been longing for, but it doesn't go quite as she imagined. Georgiou and Tyler sense a disturbing change in Leland.


Maja Vrvilo


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Bryan Fuller (created by) | 5 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sonequa Martin-Green ... Cmdr. Michael Burnham
Doug Jones ... Cmdr. Saru
Anthony Rapp ... Lt. Cmdr. Paul Stamets
Mary Wiseman ... Ensign Sylvia Tilly
Shazad Latif ... Ash Tyler
Anson Mount ... Captain Christopher Pike
Michelle Yeoh ... Philippa Georgiou
Ethan Peck ... Spock
Alan Van Sprang ... Leland
Sonja Sohn ... Dr. Gabrielle Burnham
Kenric Green ... Mike Burnham
Rachael Ancheril ... Cmdr. Nhan
Emily Coutts ... Lt. Keyla Detmer
Patrick Kwok-Choon ... Lt. Gen Rhys
Oyin Oladejo ... Lt. Joann Owosekun


Burnham receives the reunion she's been longing for, but it doesn't go quite as she imagined. Georgiou and Tyler sense a disturbing change in Leland.

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Release Date:

28 March 2019 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The idea that Michael's mother is tethered to a point in time is similar to DS9: "The Visitor" (also involving a dead parent who returns), in which Sisko is temporally tethered to his son Jake. See more »


Wilson Cruz is not credited in this episode even though he appears throughout, it's likely the incorrect title sequence was used that omits his name and may be corrected in future releases. See more »


[last lines]
Cmdr. Michael Burnham: [of her mother] She was right. What fight are we supposed to be continuing, Spock? Everything we try fails. Now, with no suit... no time crystal... it'll always be one step ahead of us.
Spock: Respectfully, Dr. Burnham was incorrect. Now does matter. What happened before no longer exists. What will happen next has not yet been written. We have only now. That is our greatest advantage. What we do now, here, in this moment, has the power to determine the future. Instinct and logic, together. ...
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Visually pleasing but unrealistic episode
2 April 2019 | by pjgowthamSee all my reviews

Burhnam's mother left her very long ago. Realistically, i would be okay with her reaction if her loved ones passed away recently. If i were her, I would stand there without crying, yet being curious as to how that happened with past memories flashing in. The show is either too dark or too white. The directors need to find the right grey area ( Which was most appreciated in DS9). I mean its not so hard to think of a situation in first person.

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