Your email address will not be published. Reddit. The conclusion of the tardigrades story and all that led up to it was the first real satisfying end to a story in Star Trek: Discovery, something that is an impressive accomplishment only being five episodes in. Star Trek: Discovery - Season 3 Photos: "Terra Firma, Part 1" 28 IMAGES These questions are coming to the surface with “Terra Firma, Part 1,” and really they’re overdue for the … “Choose Your Pain” is precisely what I had hoped the show would be from the start and, hopefully, will continue to be for the future. If the show manages to pump out more episodes like this, I think that it can get back on track to being one of the better television shows currently airing, and one that is deserving of the mantle of Star Trek. While the scenes on the prison ship are very interesting, and do a much better job of conveying Star Trek: Discovery’s grimdark nature than previous episodes, I found myself most invested in the scenes revolving around Discovery’s efforts to save him and the use of the Tardigrade to do so. We've brought you a sneak peek of next week's episode of Star Trek: Discovery . Lorca on the ship. The majority of Star Trek: Discovery so far, in my opinion to its detriment, has focused on trying to develop the show’s leading character, Michael Burnham. Not only did the first ever f-bomb get dropped, the first ever openly gay characters were shown to be in a relationship. Admiral Cornwell contacts Saru, now acting captain, with the information of Lorca's capture. About Us | Copyright Inquiry | Privacy Policy | Contact Us, Star Trek: Discovery Season 1 Episode 5 Quotes. The computer reports that Stamets' vital signs are dangerously low and the bridge crew rush to the lab where they find Stamets lying on the floor of the spore chamber, having injected himself with the tardigrade DNA and navigated the system himself. He manages to incite her to hit him when he taunts her with the knowledge that she is carrying on an affair with Tyler. When another Klingon tries to intervene, Lorca returns and disintegrates him. Tyler tells Lorca to leave him behind, because he is slowing him down. They know that he is photosensitive and use that to torture him. Star Trek: Discovery … With tensions and stakes … From disintegrating Klingons to the nuanced story behind the fight between L’Rell and Ash Tyler (who may actually be Voq in disguise), it all felt right. Mudd has no bruises, Lorca notes. More than anything, this episode featured a ton of compelling scenes that I will remember, for no other reason other than the fact that they were damn interesting. Lorca corrects him in that he didn't abandon his crew, he blew them up to save them from being taken by the Klingons. As Saru checks for a pulse, Stamets revives and is hysterically happy when it is confirmed that his stunt worked. [Originally aired on October 15, 2017 on CBS All Access.]. Page 1 of 1. The series will feature a new ship, new characters and new … Ahead of Discovery‘s debut, news broke that Stamets would be the first openly gay character in a Star Trek iteration. The captain’s imprisonment leads to a lot of interesting development, delving into his past, introducing new and old characters, and the concept of choosing your pain that the episode is named after. He estimates the ship's complement to be 30 or 40 but he has no idea how they might escape. On the way back to Discovery, Lorca's shuttle is attacked and a Klingon battle cruiser uses a tractor beam to capture the shuttle. 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