Star Trek: Discovery delivers a full-scale battle scene with incredible moments in episode 2. Spoilers and geeky spots in our review...
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1.2 Battle At The Binary Star
For obvious reasons, episode 1 was all about setup and introductions - introducing the characters, the threat, the world they inhabit - and episode 2 was all about knocking that down. Because it turns out, we weren't watching the start of a new Star Trek series so much as the traumatic backstory that precedes it. Normally, someone would say "this officer was the best! But they screwed up and got thrown in jail. Now we're pulling them out of retirement to go on one more mission!" and possibly describe some effects-heavy sequences. But this time, we actually get to see it! And feel it!
And man, do we feel it.