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An Obol for Charon 

A mysterious sphere threatens the U.S.S. Discovery even as May, in her original form, implements a plan that puts Tilly's life in danger. Saru and Burnham's bond grows when Saru is forced ... See full summary »

Director:

Lee Rose

Writers:

Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Bryan Fuller (created by) | 8 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sonequa Martin-Green ... Michael Burnham
Doug Jones ... Saru
Anthony Rapp ... Paul Stamets
Mary Wiseman ... Sylvia Tilly
Anson Mount ... Captain Christopher Pike
Tig Notaro ... Jett Reno
Rebecca Romijn ... Number One
Rachael Ancheril ... Cmdr. Nhan
Bahia Watson ... May
Hannah Cheesman ... Lt. Cmdr. Airiam
Emily Coutts ... Lt. Keyla Detmer
Patrick Kwok-Choon ... Lt. Gen Rhys
Oyin Oladejo ... Lt. Joann Owosekun
Ronnie Rowe ... Lt. R.A. Bryce (as Ronnie Rowe Jr.)
Julianne Grossman ... Discovery Computer (voice)
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Storyline

A mysterious sphere threatens the U.S.S. Discovery even as May, in her original form, implements a plan that puts Tilly's life in danger. Saru and Burnham's bond grows when Saru is forced to acknowledge a deeply unsettling Kelpien truth. Pike receives new intel on Spock from a loyal friend.

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

47 reference: Saru mentions to Burnham that life support "is at 47%" See more »

Goofs

When the Universal Translator goes offline, the crew are speaking in different languages. You can see their mouths moving properly with the language they are speaking. Everyone's lips should have been moving to their native language as we hear a different language. This is an error that has occurred throughout Star Trek shows and movies except Star Trek: Beyond where the alien that directed the Enterprise to the planet spoke in her native language but the translator in her collar translated for her. See more »

Quotes

Michael Burnham: I understand your first officer is on her way to Spacedock. Was her visit informative?
Captain Christopher Pike: Number One is very resourceful. People have a tendency to end up owing her favors.
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Connections

References Star Trek: Short Treks: The Brightest Star (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Space Oddity
Written by David Bowie
Performed by Mary Wiseman and Anthony Rapp
Uncredited
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JW
17 October 2019 | by knedbSee all my reviews

Good episode like always...but one question. How does one get a cold while living on a spaceship?


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 February 2019 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1)| Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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