Star Trek: Discovery: Season 2 (2019)


Season 2
Star Trek: Discovery

Critics Consensus

The second season of Discovery successfully -- if stubbornly -- cleans up the problematic storylines of Trek past while still effectively dramatizing new takes on the lore.



Critic Ratings: 27


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User Ratings: 2059
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Air date: Jan 17, 2019
Air date: Jan 24, 2019
Air date: Jan 31, 2019
Air date: Feb 7, 2019
Air date: Feb 14, 2019
Air date: Feb 21, 2019
Air date: Feb 28, 2019
Air date: Mar 7, 2019
Air date: Mar 14, 2019
Air date: Mar 21, 2019
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After answering a distress signal from the U.S.S. Enterprise, season two of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY finds the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery joining forces with Captain Christopher Pike on a new mission to investigate seven mysterious red signals and the appearance of an unknown being called the Red Angel. While the crew must work together to unravel their meaning and origin, Michael Burnham is forced to face her past with the return of her estranged brother, Spock.


Jason Isaacs
as Captain Lorca
Michelle Yeoh
as Captain Georgiou
Doug Jones
as Lt. Saru
Shazad Latif
as Lt. Tyler
Anthony Rapp
as Lt. Stamets
Mary Wiseman
as Sylvia Tilly
Rainn Wilson
as Harry Mudd
Terry Serpico
as Brett Anderson
Rekha Sharma
as Commander Landry
Anson Mount
as Capt. Christopher Pike
Sam Vartholomeos
as Ensign Connor
Wilson Cruz
as Dr. Hugh Culber
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Critic Reviews for Star Trek: Discovery Season 2

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (7)

A fun, nostalgic, energetic re-entry that makes up for that sometimes bloated bore of a first season.

Mar 21, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Top Critic

There's a lot of set-up packed into this premiere, and for now the direction set is worth traveling.

Jan 18, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Fast-moving, exciting, building on what went before. But the thing that concerns me is that the writers seem very hung up on how their show relates to the rest of Star Trek.

Jan 23, 2019 | Full Review…

Series two might not have that dizzying ambition, but on the evidence of the first three episodes it's still never less than thoroughly enjoyable.

Jan 18, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Star Trek has never adequately applied its own philosophy of IDIC-'Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations'-to gender and sexuality. Discovery attempts to rectify that.

Apr 23, 2019 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

I have no idea where we're going, or when, or why.

Apr 19, 2019 | Full Review…

With a course correction and a potential spin-off, this new age of Star Trek finally achieves escape velocity from the old.

Apr 19, 2019 | Full Review…

Season two uses fan favorite characters to bolster its strong cast without relying too heavily on the franchise's existing lore.

Mar 26, 2019 | Full Review…

Tilly, meanwhile, was just as delightful as always... Stamets might want her to "say fewer things," but I don't!

Mar 21, 2019 | Full Review…

I enjoyed it precisely because it was an episode of Star Trek: Discovery and not a slavish attempt to revisit old Trek favorites.

Mar 21, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Star Trek: Discovery: Season 2

  • 2d ago
    Loved it -- thought it was awesome. To all those folks who rated it harshly -- what the heck are you smoking?
  • 3d ago
    This season was so boring. There was exactly one good episode in the entire season. Why are none of the characters likable.
  • 4d ago
    This season managed to be even worst than the first season, that's impressive. Maybe aliens wrote the script (and critics) of this season, I can't image something worse than this.
  • 5d ago
    I forced myself to finish season 2. I don't think I can stomach another one. A few good characters mixed in with the horidness. Martin-Green's acting consists of exactly 4 elements: Nodding, Shaking, Crying and Moaning. I'm a liberal, but the forced nature of the 'woke' overrides the story line to the point it is distracting and irritating.
  • 6d ago
    Increeible second season 2. Thats what star trek is all about. I imagine haters gonna hate and i see a lot of rage for pushing diversity but i really don't see it that way. Diversity has been very organic here.
  • 6d ago
    great show. haters gonna hate but they're wrong!
  • 6d ago
    The first season is good, like really good, the main characters are compelling and consistent. In season 2 things get a little upside down; the writing is sloppy, plot holes multiply, and character consistency goes down the drain. Save yourself the heartache, avoid season 2.
  • 6d ago
    I ask you all to bare in mind that in 1987, The Next Generation was met with great skepticism and really didn't find its footing (in my opinion) until season 3. From my point of view, this rendition of Star Trek is following a similar path. I found season 2 such a struggle to watch simply because of poor storyline and lack of imagination. For my experience, the show was so bad, I couldn't even finish season 2. The original series and TNG did a great job of touching on issues of social controversy, whereas this show seems to force feed social acceptance. I'm all for diversity like same sex relationships, which are overtones of this series BUT it seems so forced and not organic like the previous shows. That being said I'm in my early 40s and perhaps not the demographic of this show. While I'm not a fan of ST: DISCO, I'd urge you to give the series a try and form and opinion for yourself.
  • Aug 12, 2019
    Forced diversity, representation quotas and inter-sectional politics is not desired in entertainment. The only thing that makes the show tolerable is looking past the BS and knowing it is a nonsense narrative that is being pushed in all areas of politics, entertainment, media, social media and virtually every establishment. That is the ONLY why I didn't give is the lowest rating.
  • Aug 11, 2019
    It's not Star Trek. It's generic bland sci-fi with Star Trek memorabilia thrown in.

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