While patrolling Federation space, the U.S.S. Shenzhou encounters an object of unknown origin, putting First Officer Michael Burnham to her greatest test yet.
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In this episode, Tasia Valenza took over the role as the Federation computer voice, a role Majel Barrett-Roddenberry held from 1966 until her death in 2008. See more
Shortly after the Beacon lights up Sarek mentions "the new star", despite being many light years away. Similarly, the Klingons come to the call of the Beacon's very promptly from all the corners of the Klingon Empire. Normally, it would take light years, if not decades, to reach all the parties. Evidently, the Beacon doesn't just light up, but transmits the light via sub-space or using some other faster-than-light method. See more
They are coming. Atom by atom... They will coil around us. And take all that we are... There is one way to confront this threat. By reuniting the twenty-four warring houses of our own Empire. We have forgotten the unforgettable. The last to unify our tribes - Kahless. Together under one creed, remain Klingon.
[the gathered group repeats the phrase in unison
That is why we light our beacon this day. To assemble our people. To lock arms against those whose fatal greeting ...