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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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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Did You Know?


Whereas Sarek melded with Michael Burnham in her childhood, he never melded with Spock, as was established in TNG: "Unification II". 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 »


Captain Philippa Georgiou: [flashback, showing Burnham's arrival on the Shenzhou] Not too shabby, huh?
Michael Burnham: It appears to be functional.
Captain Philippa Georgiou: I understand your hesitation, Michael. It's hard leaving Vulcan and everything you've known behind. But I assure you, this can be your new home, if you want it to be.
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Extremely Disappointing; Not Star Trek At All
27 September 2017 | by erosehuttnerSee all my reviews

This episode was extremely disappointing for a number of reasons. Primarily, it's that this just clearly isn't Star Trek at all, it's an action movie with actors wearing Star Trek uniforms. Nothing but high budget effects. What was done with the Klingons was atrocious. Their makeup was totally different and it wasn't even good. It was really muddy and unnecessarily complicated. There may be some non-Trekkies out there who might think that this was a good show but any real Trekkie is going to be completely outraged at what was done with the show and it is the Trekkies who have kept this franchise alive for all of these decades. I can honestly say these first two episodes were worse than Enterprise. At least Enterprise was real Trek even if most of the episodes were bad.

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