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Discovery ventures to the Verubin Nebula, where Burnham, Saru, and Culber make a shocking realization about the origin of the Burn as the rest of the crew faces an unexpected threat.

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Norma Bailey

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Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Bryan Fuller (created by) | 6 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sonequa Martin-Green ... Michael Burnham
Doug Jones ... Cmdr. Saru
Anthony Rapp ... Lt. Cmdr. Paul Stamets
Mary Wiseman ... Ensign Sylvia Tilly
Wilson Cruz ... Dr. Hugh Culber
David Ajala ... Cleveland Booker
Oded Fehr ... Admiral Charles Vance
Ian Alexander ... Gray Tal
Blu del Barrio ... Adira
Bill Irwin ... Su'Kal
Janet Kidder ... Osyraa
Tig Notaro ... Cmdr. Jett Reno
Emily Coutts ... Lt. Keyla Detmer
Patrick Kwok-Choon ... Lt. Gen Rhys
Oyin Oladejo ... Lt. Joann Owosekun
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Discovery ventures to the Verubin Nebula, where Burnham, Saru, and Culber make a shocking realization about the origin of the Burn as the rest of the crew faces an unexpected threat.

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Saru is a Kelpien. The 'visions' he experiences while listening to The Elder's lullaby are his own memories of his home planet, Kaminar and himself, at the moment he chose to leave it. Several of these shots were reused from Star Trek: Short Treks: The Brightest Star (2018), which tells the story of how he left home to join Starfleet. See more »

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Features Star Trek: Short Treks: The Brightest Star (2018) See more »

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Worse than the mirror universe!
25 December 2020 | by Rob-O-CopSee all my reviews

Hard to believe they could top that double whammy of poo, but they managed it, with lovely cgi and costumes.

The visual production is at the same time impressive and wasted, but then it goes overboard and misses the mark with the stupid machinations of Book's rubiks cube tetris ship, it sort of looks cool for a few seconds, but then it looks silly.

The burn twist being caused by an infant's tantrums fits, is just the sort of bad drugs inspiration this whole season has been about. Just garbage writing no one wants to waste their valuable watching time on.

The quality control at all levels has been switched off, from the writers themselves, to the show runners who let this pap hit script paper to the actors who haplessly wander their way through the nonsensical disjointed directionless excuse for a plot. There isn't one (a plot), and the character arcs just twist and change for no cohesive reason. The actors dutifully stumbling their characters in ridiculous contortions. Nothng makes reasonable sense here. A great advert for why kids shouldn't take drugs. Just say no!


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Release Date:

24 December 2020 (USA) See more »

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