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Star Trek: Discovery: Chapters 1 & 2 (2017)

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Critic Consensus: Although it takes an episode to achieve liftoff, Star Trek: Discovery delivers a solid franchise installment for the next generation -- boldly led by the charismatic Sonequa Martin-Green.

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This sci-fi series follows the voyages of Starfleet on their quest to explore new planets and new life forms. Set 10 years before the events of "Star Trek: The Original Series," the show sees the Klingons waging war against the United Federation of Planets, with starship Discovery being the most important weapon on the Federation's side. Science Specialist Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) must learn that to truly understand all things alien, first she must understand herself. Notable guest stars include Michelle Yeoh and Rainn Wilson.

Cast

Jason Isaacs
as Captain Lorca
Michelle Yeoh
as Captain Georgiou
Doug Jones
as Lt. Saru
Anthony Rapp
as Lt. Stamets
Shazad Latif
as Lt. Tyler
Rekha Sharma
as Commander Landry
Mary Wiseman
as Cadet Sylvia Tilly
Maulik Pancholy
as Dr. Nambue
Sam Vartholomeos
as Ensign Connor
Rainn Wilson
as Harry Mudd
Terry Serpico
as Admiral Anderson
Wilson Cruz
as Dr. Hugh Culber
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Critic Reviews for Star Trek: Discovery: Chapters 1 & 2

All Critics (55) | Top Critics (14)

For now, the new Star Trek feels less like a reboot than an attempt to turn sci-fi's most cerebral property into a glum Star Wars clone.

September 25, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

As the medium of television evolves, it's comforting to know that Star Trek is there to evolve right along with it.

September 25, 2017 | Full Review…

While Discovery is fundamentally quite different from much of the Trek that's come before, its engagement with the franchise, and willingness to both celebrate and examine its core values, keep it true to that spirit.

September 24, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

The actor playing this mysterious Gabriel Lorca -- Jason Isaacs -- also happens to be a major talent who instantly lifts Martin-Green's game. These two appear to be a winning, multidimensional combo.

September 24, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

In short, [Discovery] announces a series of high ambition, fit for purpose for the golden age of TV.

September 29, 2017 | Full Review…

It's got enough good stuff to keep me watching. Nonetheless, it feels a bit too obsessed with Star Trek for its own sake, rather than as a vehicle for telling stories with broader resonance.

September 29, 2017 | Full Review…

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