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Vaulting Ambition 

Burnham heads to the ISS Charon with a special "gift" for the Emperor. With the help of an unexpected source, Stamets gains clarity while trapped inside the mycelial network. Saru asks for L'Rell's help.

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Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Bryan Fuller (created by) | 4 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 / Voq
Anthony Rapp ... Paul Stamets
Mary Wiseman ... Sylvia Tilly
Jason Isaacs ... Captain Gabriel Lorca
Michelle Yeoh ... Emperor Georgiou
Mary Chieffo ... L'Rell
Wilson Cruz ... Dr. Hugh Culber
Sam Asante ... Senior Guard
Jeremy Crittenden ... Lord Eling
Raven Dauda ... Dr. Pollard
Billy MacLellan ... Barlow
Dwain Murphy ... Captain Maddox
Tasia Valenza ... Shenzhou Computer (voice)
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Burnham heads to the ISS Charon with a special "gift" for the Emperor. With the help of an unexpected source, Stamets gains clarity while trapped inside the mycelial network. Saru asks for L'Rell's help.

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Language:

Klingon

Release Date:

21 January 2018 (USA) See more »

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Roddenberry Entertainment See more »
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Trivia

This is the first episode of the series in which neither Keyla Detmer (Emily Coutts) nor her mirror universe counterpart appear. See more »

Quotes

Paul Stamets: What is this? Am I dead? Is this the afterlife? A-are you some sort of narcissistic Virgil leading me to judgment?
Mirror Paul Stamets: Yes, Paul. You've been wrong about everything. There is a God, and she's very, very mad at you right now.
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Features Star Trek: Discovery: Context Is for Kings (2017) See more »

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Convoluted pantomime
14 March 2018 | by Rob-O-CopSee all my reviews

Wow, this show knows no bounds, and not in a good way. It's all over the show, pulling out plot twist after plot twist with no rhyme or reason.

Lorca's a baddie, Tyler's Klingon, etc etc, it's as bad an an endless stream of mission impossible characters pealing off perfect masks to reveal they were someone else all along, who was someone else all along etc etc. Suspension of disbelief only goes so far, especially if you are watching a show that was traditionally aimed at intellect. It's all flash bang with no substance, no point, and a scary undercurrent to justify war and violence because we're the good guys, which is nothing out of the ordinary for US produced content these days but is a giant leap away from the original vibe of the Roddenberry shows. Star trek for people who don't like Star Trek.


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