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

Composer:Jeff Russo
Length:743 minutes
(12 hours 23 minutes)
MPAA Rating:TV-14
Sorting Category:Star Trek TV
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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

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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)
Yadira Guevara-Prip => Me Hani Ika Hali Ka Po (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)
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:

  • Perpetual Infinity: Michael's father is played by Sonequa Martin-Green's real life husband, Kenric Green.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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)].
  • 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.
  • 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].
  • 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].
  • Point of Light: First appearance of Klingons with hair on Discovery.
  • New Eden: Jonathan Frakes previously directed Star Trek: First Contact (1996), which likewise explored the aftermath of World War III.
  • Brother: New character Jett Reno may be homage to first female attorney general, [?] Janet Reno.
  • If Memory Serves: The episode won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Limited Series, Movie or Special.