After getting diverted en route to a prison mine, coming on board the Discovery isn’t Burnham’s (Sonequa Martin-Green) biggest surprise. She’s also shocked to see former Shenzhou crewmate Saru (Doug Jones) is on board, this time as the First Officer. The Kelpien is a brand new alien race that’s been introduced to the series, but not much is known about them except that they’re a prey species.
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On CBS All Access’ “After Trek” Sunday night, “Star Trek: Discovery” executive producer Aaron Harberts said that this season wouldn’t delve too deeply into the Kelpien race or their planet, but would reveal certain aspects through the development of Saru as a character. In particular, one part of Saru’s anatomy becomes aroused when he sees the