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Into the Forest I Go 

Bypassing Starfleet's orders, Lorca uses the USS Discovery crew's ultimate asset, the ship itself, in an effort to end the war with the Klingons once and for all.

Director:

Chris Byrne

Writers:

Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Bryan Fuller (created by) | 6 more credits »
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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
Kenneth Mitchell ... Kol
Michael Ayres Michael Ayres ... Transporter Technician
Conrad Coates ... Admiral Terral
Emily Coutts ... Keyla Detmer
Julianne Grossman Julianne Grossman ... Discovery Computer (voice)
Patrick Kwok-Choon ... Rhys
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Bypassing Starfleet's orders, Lorca uses the USS Discovery crew's ultimate asset, the ship itself, in an effort to end the war with the Klingons once and for all.

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Klingon

Release Date:

12 November 2017 (USA) See more »

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Roddenberry Entertainment See more »
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Dolby Digital (5.1)

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Trivia

Lt. Stamets mentions going to see La Bohème with Dr. Culber. Anthony Rapp and Wilson Cruz were in the musical RENT together on Broadway. RENT was based on La Bohème. See more »

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[Stamets has offered to do one more jump to get Discovery to safety]
Captain Gabriel Lorca: We're gonna win this war on account of you, Mr. Stamets. After this, it's a whole new chapter for Discovery. You've opened a door to a... whole new era of exploration. The data provided by the micro-jumps will push us closer than we've ever been to understanding the mysteries of the universe.
Paul Stamets: No, Captain, I mean *only* one more jump. After we get back, I'm done. Traveling the mycelial network is like commingling with the most ...
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Featured in After Trek: Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum (2017) See more »

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Blow 'em up, Scotty - Discovery doesn't feel like the future
12 November 2017 | by alsigmaSee all my reviews

I waited for this holiday break episode to do justice to this season - though unfortunately on IMDb the early reviews always dominate. Alas, in this case it doesn't matter because it's one long episode and ended as it started, just less spectacular.

Other than many of the "one star" reviews, my beef with Discovery isn't that it's not true to Trek canon or Roddenbery ethics. It's not that it's sometimes annoying ("You're *the* Michael Burnham?"), features wooden acting, flat dialogues or stupid plot lines. That's because older Trek series weren't immune to these problems, and it didn't matter a lot.

The difference of this new era TV is the same as the reboot movies: I am unable to imagine this science fantasy as the actual future. For me, the "I could be there" feeling is missing, which always made the big difference. This doesn't require TNG techno babble or is hampered by TOS star ship models hanging on wires. And reality doesn't equal a dark and gritty setting or expensive cgi.

On the upside, Discovery tries to have some character relations and development which made DS9 so appealing back in the days. But after nine episodes, it still just delivers entertainment based on Star Trek. I'd rather have something like the brilliant "The Orville" which disguises as entertainment, but has the actual Star Trek heart and vision to make it believable.


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