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The Butcher's Knife Cares Not for the Lamb's Cry 

With tensions and stakes high as Starfleet continues in their efforts to end the war with Klingons, Burnham begins to settle in to her new position aboard the U.S.S. Discovery.


Olatunde Osunsanmi


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Bryan Fuller (created by) | 6 more credits »




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
Mary Wiseman ... Sylvia Tilly
Jason Isaacs ... Captain Gabriel Lorca
Michelle Yeoh ... Captain Philippa Georgiou
Jayne Brook ... Admiral Cornwell
Mary Chieffo ... L'Rell
Wilson Cruz ... Dr. Hugh Culber
Kenneth Mitchell ... Kol
Rekha Sharma ... Commander Landry
Dennis Andres ... Engineer Rance
Emily Coutts ... Keyla Detmer
Jordana Blake ... Betarian Girl


With tensions and stakes high as Starfleet continues in their efforts to end the war with Klingons, Burnham begins to settle in to her new position aboard the U.S.S. Discovery.

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English | Klingon

Release Date:

8 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Roddenberry Entertainment 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?


After Star Trek: For the World Is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky (1968), this episode has the second longest title of any episode of the "Star Trek" franchise. See more »


In the final scene Michael Burnham opens the case left to her by Captain Georgiou. It contains a family telescope, the same one that was in her ready room on the USS Shenzhou. If no effort was made to recover the ship to keep it from falling into the hands of the Klingons how did the telescope make it to Burnham? See more »


Michael Burnham: You judge the creature by its appearance. And by one single incident from its past. Nothing in its biology suggests it would attack, except in self-defense. Commander, this creature is an unknown alien. It can only be what it is, and not what you want it to be.
Commander Landry: It's amazing how much I hate Vulcan proverbs. You're new here; so let me share a piece of wisdom. Lorca isn't interested in what you are. He's interested in what you can do, for him. And if he needs us to make that thing useful in his ...
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Featured in After Trek: Context Is for Kings (2017) See more »

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I feel ashamed to be a star trek fan
9 October 2017 | by judstakickassSee all my reviews

You people make me feel ashamed, quickly dismissing this show because of the silliest of reasons. Give this show a chance. Remember how everyone wanted Enterprise to be cancelled... well by the time it was being cancelled WE ALL BEGGED FOR IT TO CONTINUE! Remember TNG's beginning and how average it was? Can you imagine if they pulled the plug before season 3???

The silliness in "This isn't Gene Roddenberry vision" is just plain stupid. But you're right, he definitely wouldn't like this show, but you know what else he didn't like? The wrath of khan, probably wouldn't of liked Deep Space Nine.

I respect if you legitimately don't like the show, if it's not your cup of earl grey. But the amount of 1 star reviews for silly bullshit just sickens me.

Anyway I thought this episode, just like episode 3 is feeling more and more trek-like. The crew interactions are warming up, and Michael's getting better. I can't wait to see whats next.

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