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While on a mission, Lorca is captured by the Klingons and unexpectedly finds himself in the company of prisoner of war Starfleet Lieutenant Ash Tyler and notorious criminal Harry Mudd.

Director:

Lee Rose

Writers:

Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Bryan Fuller (created by) | 7 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
Anthony Rapp ... Paul Stamets
Mary Wiseman ... Sylvia Tilly
Jason Isaacs ... Captain Gabriel Lorca
Jayne Brook ... Admiral Cornwell
Mary Chieffo ... L'Rell
Wilson Cruz ... Dr. Hugh Culber
Rainn Wilson ... Harry Mudd
Conrad Coates ... Terral
Emily Coutts ... Keyla Detmer
Julianne Grossman ... Discovery Computer (voice)
Patrick Kwok-Choon ... Rhys
Sara Mitich ... Airiam
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Storyline

While on a mission, Lorca is captured by the Klingons and unexpectedly finds himself in the company of prisoner of war Starfleet Lieutenant Ash Tyler and notorious criminal Harry Mudd.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Klingon

Release Date:

15 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

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Roddenberry Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Trivia

This episode marks the first use of the word "fuck" in the "Star Trek" franchise. See more »

Quotes

Harry Mudd: You can't walk away from me, Lorca. I'm coming for you. You hear? You haven't seen the last of Harcourt Fenton Mudd!
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Connections

References Star Trek: The Trouble with Tribbles (1967) See more »

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Fails to grasp basis Star Trek fundamentals
17 October 2017 | by tuomaspap-132-245574See all my reviews

The Klingon's are probably the 2nd hot potato of the entire show . The first being Michael , a character theatrically murdered by a bad actor having a lot of bad days , supported by an even worse production team and director .

In Episode 5 its safe to say their entire appearance hits rock bottom for several reasons : 1) The prosthetics used are so bad . when speaking the entire facial structure wobbles . They say less is more . This is something the Discovery production team has never heard of and that is why they overdid everything from size to coloration and now .. well ... it shows. 2) Strentgh and abilities : For a cast that is supposed to be warriors , bread for battle etc etc , they get overpowered with 1 punch , while the theatrics of their movement resembles .... a man in a oversized suit . 3) Language : Oh that beautiful Klingon language , now sounds like the sounds like they are all speech impaired .

Alas , let us not forget the F word . Yes , a franchise that prides itself on being intellectual , now casually drops the F word as if they are all a bunch of school kids with no regard for the core values of Star Trek .

To summarize . This show is insulting . May its end be quick !


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