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Battle at the Binary Stars 

Escaping from the brig while the ship is under attack, Burnham joins the captain in an audacious plan to end a battle rapidly escalating into war.


Adam Kane


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Bryan Fuller (created by) | 8 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sonequa Martin-Green ... Michael Burnham
Doug Jones ... Saru
Shazad Latif ... Ash Tyler / Voq (as Javid Iqbal) (credit only)
Anthony Rapp ... Paul Stamets (credit only)
Mary Wiseman ... Sylvia Tilly (credit only)
Jason Isaacs ... Captain Gabriel Lorca (credit only)
Michelle Yeoh ... Captain Philippa Georgiou
Mary Chieffo ... L'Rell
James Frain ... Sarek
Kenneth Mitchell ... Kol
Chris Obi ... T'Kuvma
Terry Serpico ... Brett Anderson
Sam Vartholomeos ... Danby Connor
Arista Arhin ... Young Michael Burnham
Emily Coutts ... Keyla Detmer


Escaping from the brig while the ship is under attack, Burnham joins the captain in an audacious plan to end a battle rapidly escalating into war.

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English | Klingon

Release Date:

24 September 2017 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Did You Know?


Despite being credited, Anthony Rapp (Paul Stamets), Mary Wiseman (Sylvia Tilly), and Jason Isaacs (Gabriel Lorca) do not appear in this episode. See more »


When Captain Philippa Georgiou and Michael Burnham beaming over to the Klingon ship, you can hear the alert sound similar to Enteprise-D TNG. See more »


Michael Burnham: You want to know how I turned on you? I believed saving you and the crew was more important than Starfleet's principles. Was it logical? Emotional? I don't know.
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Featured in Star Trek: Discovery: The Wolf Inside (2018) See more »

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A lot better than the first episode but still not right
26 September 2017 | by InColeSee all my reviews

I touched on my review of episode 1 that the different races just do not feel right and this episode only continues that feeling.

One of the biggest issues I can see this show will have is the over acting and overly dramatising scenes in order to make the story work.

It is as if they wrote a general plot line and then could not figure out how to get it to work cohesively so instead decided to fill it with silly and unnecessary drama.

Also, yes, we the viewers are well aware these characters have bonded for over 7 years as mentioned only a few DOZEN times. But perhaps instead of having written this in a few dozen times they should have thought of ways to show it better in the script and interaction between the crew members. The emotional connection is just not there.

Hopefully they improve this on the future episodes.

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