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Star Trek: Discovery - Season 2 [2019] (4 discs)

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Composer:Jeff Russo
Length:743 minutes
(12 hours 23 minutes)
MPAA Rating:TV-14
Sorting Category:Star Trek
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IMDB Rating:7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:83%
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: The Discovery crew gets a surprise new crew member from the Enterprise who takes them to investigate a series of spatial phenomena and an apparent mental breakdown of Michael Burnham's adopted brother: Spock.


Reaction: This season definitely feels more like the Star Trek that I've come to love. And Anson Mount proves to be pitch perfect casting to fill a role that had been filled by three different men before.


Personal Rating: 8/10

Select Guest Cast
Ali Momen => Specialist Kamran Gant (Through the Valley of Shadows)
Avaah Blackwell => Osnullus (Brother)
James Frain => Sarek (Brother)
Liam Hughes => Young Spock (Brother)
Bahia Watson => May (New Eden)
Sheila McCarthy => Mother (New Eden)
Damon Runyan => Ujilli (Point of Light)
Kenneth Mitchell => Kol-Sha (Point of Light)
Mary Chieffo => L'Rell (Point of Light)
Nicole Dickinson => Mo'kai -Guard #1 (Point of Light)
Dee Pelletier => Talosian #2 (If Memory Serves)
Harry Judge => Tellarite Admiral (If Memory Serves)
Melissa George => Vina (If Memory Serves)
Nicole Dickinson => Talosian #3 (If Memory Serves)
Riley Gilchrist => Andorian Admiral (If Memory Serves)
Rob Brownstein => The Keeper (If Memory Serves)
Glenn Hetrick => K'Vort (Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2)
Hannah Spear => Siranna (The Sound of Thunder)
Javier Botet => Ba'ul (The Sound of Thunder)
Michael Ayres => Transporter Officer (The Sound of Thunder)
Jason Anthony => Control Computer (voice) (The Red Angel)
Sonja Sohn => Dr. Gabrielle Burnham (The Red Angel)
Jayne Brook => Admiral Cornwell (Saints of Imperfection)
Kenric Green => Mike Burnham (Perpetual Infinity)
Nicole Dickinson => Yeoman Colt (Such Sweet Sorrow)
Rebecca Romijn => Number One (An Obol for Charon)
Select Cast and Crew
Alex Kurtzman => Director / Writer
David Barrett => Director
Douglas Aarniokoski => Director
Hanelle M. Culpepper => Director
Jonathan Frakes => Director
Lee Rose => Director
Maja Vrvilo => Director
Marta Cunningham => Director
Olatunde Osunsanmi => Director
T.J. Scott => Director
Aaron Harberts => Writer
Alan B. McElroy => Writer
Andrew Colville => Writer
Anthony Maranville => Writer
Bo Yeon Kim => Writer
Brandon Schultz => Writer
Chris Silvestri => Writer
Dan Dworkin => Writer
Erika Lippoldt => Writer
Gretchen J. Berg => Writer
Jay Beattie => Writer
Jenny Lumet => Writer
Kirsten Beyer => Writer
Michelle Paradise => Writer
Sean Cochran => Writer
Ted Sullivan => Writer
Vaun Wilmott => Writer
Jeff Russo => Composer
Alan Van Sprang => Leland
Anson Mount => Captain Christopher Pike
Anthony Rapp => Lt. Cmdr. Paul Stamets
Arista Arhin => Young Michael Burnham
David Benjamin Tomlinson => Linus
Doug Jones => Cmdr. Saru
Emily Coutts => Lt. Keyla Detmer
Ethan Peck => Spock (voice)
Hannah Cheesman => Lt. Cmdr. Airiam
Julianne Grossman => Discovery Computer (voice)
Mary Wiseman => Ensign Sylvia Tilly
Mia Kirshner => Amanda Grayson
Michelle Yeoh => Philippa Georgiou
Oyin Oladejo => Lt. Joann Owosekun
Patrick Kwok-Choon => Lt. Gen Rhys
Rachael Ancheril => Cmdr. Nhan
Raven Dauda => Dr. Tracy Pollard
Ronnie Rowe => Lt. R.A. Bryce (as Ronnie Rowe Jr.)
Sara Mitich => Lt. Nilsson
Shazad Latif => Ash Tyler
Sonequa Martin-Green => Cmdr. Michael Burnham
Tig Notaro => Jett Reno
Wilson Cruz => Dr. Hugh Culber

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Brother: New character Jett Reno may be homage to first female attorney general, [?] Janet Reno.
  • Brother: Captain Christopher Pike finds a fortune cookie letter on the floor in the ready room which reads "Not every cage is a prison, not every loss eternal." Captain Pike, played by Jeffrey Hunter, was the protagonist of "The Cage," the first [Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) pilot].
  • New Eden: Jonathan Frakes previously directed Star Trek: First Contact (1996), which likewise explored the aftermath of World War III.
  • New Eden: Marina Sirtis, who played the character of Counselor Deanna Troi on [Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)], showed up on the set, having been invited by director Jonathan Frakes.
  • Point of Light: First appearance of Klingons with hair on Discovery.
  • Point of Light: At the end of the episode, Ash leaves Voq's son on the planet Boreth at a Klingon monastery. In ["Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987)], Worf will visit the monastery in [Rightful Heir (#6.23)].
  • An Obol for Charon: The title of this episode refers to the ancient practice of placing a coin in the mouth of a dead person before burial to pay the fare for transportation to the land of the dead. This episode deals strongly with transition from life to death.
  • The Sound of Thunder: Conspicuously, neither of the two species living on Kaminar are called "Kaminari." This is an inside joke for people who speak Japanese as "kaminari" is Japanese for "thunder."
  • The Sound of Thunder: The pylon in Commander Saru's home village is the same design as the obelisk from [Star Trek: The Original Series: The Paradise Syndrome (1968)], just turned upside down.
  • The Sound of Thunder: The title could be a reference to the short story "A Sound of Thunder" by [?] Ray Bradbury about time travelers altering an event in the past which changes the future. This could be foreshadowing possible time travel in future episodes.
  • If Memory Serves: The episode won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Limited Series, Movie or Special.
  • Perpetual Infinity: Michael's father is played by Sonequa Martin-Green's real life husband, Kenric Green.
  • Such Sweet Sorrow: The credits list a "Yeoman Colt" who is not named onscreen. This is the same character that was played by Laurel Goodwin in the original series pilot [The Cage].