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

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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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

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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Is it getting better?
6 April 2019 | by AliensReservoirSee all my reviews

It seems so, that it's getting better and better, i would never thought i would give an 8 out of ten to a STD episode, but for the last 2-3 episodes it is getting better and better. No more 100s plots to follow... nor excessive drama, and fantasy/stupid tech, though it is not perfect, but i got many hopes now on ;) (just remove this fantasy/magic mushroom spore drive at least, so yes destroy the Discovery)

Finally i can enjoy the main story without being lost by crossed plots.

I like captain Pike a lot, he is what he should be in my old memories of the TOS, after all he is the mentor of captain Kirk, and they translate his character very well about who truly is Pike (the actor is good too), so on this one a big thumb up and big Bravo!!

So, if I they continue this path a 10 out of 10 would be my next rating as it's NOW quite good and a bit more "coherent". Just ask some help to the science community to adjust the "tech" and you would become more science fiction instead of fantasy fiction.

So over all I would say continue this path and you are all good ;)


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Release Date:

4 April 2019 (USA) See more »

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