Star Trek: Discovery (season 2)

{4.5/5} “The Starfleet manual offers no regulatory guidelines for interactions between humans with Klingons grafted to their bones and a ship’s doctor returned from the dead.”

Star Trek: Discovery season 2, aired in 2019

The Enterprise is out of commission. Captain Pike comes aboard the Discovery to take over as captain in order to investigate an unidentified signal. They eventually find a planet where some humans were transported during World War III, 200 years ago. Meanwhile, Ash Tyler is recruited by Section 31 — which Philippa Georgiou has already joined.

It was thrilling to see the crew of the Discovery work more as a team this season.

They’re still giving us new technology that’s better than the 24th century technology we’ve seen before. But I’m choosing to ignore that because of the quality of the story.

“If Memory Serves” is a highlight, in which Burnham and Spock have their first conversation in years — and return to Talos IV. They also kick things up a notch in the last 2 episodes of the season — in which we once again see the bridge of the Enterprise, among other things.

One more quotation: “If we’re both still alive after all this is over, then you can talk to me about my gaping character flaws.”

The season ends in a way that no Star Trek season has ended before. Some more things that you thought didn’t make sense about the original premise now make sense — although not completely. There’s a huge question mark open for next season.

Stars Mary Wiseman, Anthony Rapp, and Anson Mount.

Guest stars include Tig Notaro as Jet Reno, Mia Kirshner as Amanda Grayson, and Rebecca Romijn as Number One. Jayne Brook plays Admiral Cornwell and Ethan Peck plays Spock.

I previously reviewed season 1.

There were also 4 “Short Treks” before season 2 aired — these terrific 15-20 minute episodes featured Tilly, Saru, Harry Mudd, and a man on the Discovery 1000 years in the future.

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