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Through the Valley of Shadows 

A fourth signal leads the U.S.S. Discovery to an insular world, where Pike is forced to make a life-changing choice. Burnham and Spock investigate a Section 31 ship gone rogue, leading to a discovery with catastrophic consequences.

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Bryan Fuller (created by), Alex Kurtzman (created by) | 5 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sonequa Martin-Green ... Michael Burnham
Doug Jones ... Saru
Anthony Rapp ... Paul Stamets
Mary Wiseman ... Sylvia Tilly (credit only)
Wilson Cruz ... Dr. Hugh Culber
Shazad Latif ... Ash Tyler
Anson Mount ... Captain Christopher Pike
Mia Kirshner ... Amanda Grayson
Mary Chieffo ... L'Rell
Ethan Peck ... Spock
Tig Notaro ... Jett Reno
Kenneth Mitchell ... Time Keeper Tenavik
Rachael Ancheril ... Cmdr. Nhan
Emily Coutts ... Lt. Keyla Detmer
Patrick Kwok-Choon ... Lt. Gen Rhys
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A fourth signal leads the U.S.S. Discovery to an insular world, where Pike is forced to make a life-changing choice. Burnham and Spock investigate a Section 31 ship gone rogue, leading to a discovery with catastrophic consequences.

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 April 2019 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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When Reno enters the sickbay she declares a medical emergency which turns out to be a hangnail. In 'The Menagerie' Bones is summoned aboard the Enterprise under the pretext of a medical emergency and claims that 'Someone probably just found a hangnail'. See more »

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Dr. Hugh Culber: I didn't know you were married.
Jett Reno: Yup. My wife is Soyousian. She went totally bananas during the planning.
Dr. Hugh Culber: Believe me, I understand micromanagement.
Jett Reno: Yeah, she had a list of rules for apparel for guests under ten.
Dr. Hugh Culber: A "do-not-play" list for the DJ.
Jett Reno: Nondenominational shuttle parking.
Dr. Hugh Culber: Acceptable guest book calligraphic fonts.
Jett Reno: Vegan steak.
Dr. Hugh Culber: [laughs] Where is she now?
Jett Reno: She passed. In the Klingon War. Yeah, it's funny. People like us always find people like them. And thank God. You have a second chance. And...
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Great episode
5 April 2019 | by mhdreilingSee all my reviews

It was a fantastic episode, a difficult balance act between various focal points of attention. For me, it simply worked. And (no spoilers) that Pike scene was heartbreaking. Anson is terrific.

I have to admit that at first I didn't quite like this series, but I persisted and it finally grew on me. During my life I've never identified myself as a total fan. Star Trek has always been something that I was somewhat interested in (because I love everything space related), something that I occasionally watched, as if almost by chance I found a TNG episode on cable TV on a rainy day. But this series, besides all the fuzz and the criticism that's been around since it came out, has done for me something really unexpected: it was the platform that made me a fan. Curiously, that first happened because I wanted to understand the criticism, and because I wanted to "get" what I considered missteps in the series (some of them are still bugging me though). Nowadays I'm watching Enterprise for the first time, and after that I'll watch another series and so on. And I can't wait for the last episodes of the season. Live long and prosper.


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