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Context Is for Kings 

Burnham finds herself aboard the U.S.S. Discovery, where she quickly realizes things are not as they seem, including the mysterious Captain Gabriel Lorca.

Director:

Akiva Goldsman

Writers:

Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Bryan Fuller (created by) | 12 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sonequa Martin-Green ... Michael Burnham
Doug Jones ... Saru
Shazad Latif ... Ash Tyler (credit only)
Anthony Rapp ... Paul Stamets
Mary Wiseman ... Sylvia Tilly
Jason Isaacs ... Captain Gabriel Lorca
Rekha Sharma ... Commander Landry
Emily Coutts ... Keyla Detmer
Julianne Grossman ... Discovery Computer (voice)
Grace Lynn Kung ... Psycho
Devon MacDonald ... Engineering Officer
Sara Mitich ... Airiam
Oyin Oladejo ... Joann Owosekun
Conrad Pla ... Stone
Ronnie Rowe ... Shuttle Pilot (as Ronnie Rowe Jr.)
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Burnham finds herself aboard the U.S.S. Discovery, where she quickly realizes things are not as they seem, including the mysterious Captain Gabriel Lorca.

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Trivia

Captain Lorca's old ship was the USS Buran. Buran was the name of the Soviet's space shuttle. Lorca's new ship is the USS Discovery. Discovery was the 3rd American space shuttle. The Soviet Buran made 1 unmanned trip to space and never flew again. See more »

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Captain Gabriel Lorca: I did choose you, but not for the reasons you think. Your assumption that the Klingons were waiting in ambush at Binary Stars was predictive. You chose to do the right thing over what was sanctioned, even at great cost to yourself. And that is the kind of thinking that wins wars. The kind of thinking I need next to me. Universal law is for lackeys. Context... is for kings. Now, what's it to be, Michael? What's in your future?
[offering her a fortune cookie]
Captain Gabriel Lorca: What do you wish for? Atonement? ...
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Connections

Featured in After Trek: O Discovery, Where for Art Thou? (2017) See more »

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Boldly going where no one went before
1 October 2017 | by antoniokuntz-32657See all my reviews

Kings understand the whole ... okay, you convinced me. Star Trek Discovery set a great way forward. Lewis Carroll, Section 31 ... this third episode was the best possible surprise for those who enjoy science fiction. Yes, now I see the spirit of Star Trek on the scene, boldly going where no one went before.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Klingon

Release Date:

1 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Ontario, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1)

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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