Star Trek: Discovery: Season 2 (2019)

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Season 2
Star Trek: Discovery

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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.

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Critic Ratings: 29

36%

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User Ratings: 2491

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Episodes

1
Air date: Jan 17, 2019
2
Air date: Jan 24, 2019
3
Air date: Jan 31, 2019
4
Air date: Feb 7, 2019
5
Air date: Feb 14, 2019
6
Air date: Feb 21, 2019
7
Air date: Feb 28, 2019
8
Air date: Mar 7, 2019
9
Air date: Mar 14, 2019
10
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.

Cast

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 (29) | Top Critics (9)

"Star Trek: Discovery's" second season offers a bit more traditional "Trek" adventure while promising to show new sides of characters that fans have known for decades - talk about going boldly where no one has gone before.

Nov 22, 2019 | Full Review…
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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…
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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…

This season sees the crew discover whether there's still material to be squeezed out of the original series.

Aug 22, 2019 | Rating: 7.5/10 | 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…

Discovery is working as hard as it can to shake off the stigma of its gritty, unfocused first season and bring fans back in, but perhaps at the cost of some of its personality.

Mar 21, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Star Trek: Discovery: Season 2

  • 1d ago
    I was really hoping season 2 would be improved. I give up I can't take it. You won't see me review season 3. This show freaking sucks!....SAD!
  • 3d ago
    Sad. Wtf is this? Their main character does nothing but wrinkle her forehead. This passes for acting... Please god, no season 3... Please!
  • 4d ago
    Nahhh, sry guys but it's still not Star Trek. Label it something else, declare it something different, then you might even get the ratings this actually deserved. But labeled as Star Trek I can only judge this as an utter fail.
  • May 29, 2020
    This is the power of math
  • May 23, 2020
    Discovery's second season is significant improvement over the first. Even people who dislike the show seem to agree on this, and I've only heard one or two people claim to favor the first season in my at minimum weekly visits to the show's subreddit. This is why I'm baffled that season two has a mere 36% audience score compared to season 1's 51%. Both of these are far two low in my opinion, but the second season addresses many of the complaints regarding the original, making the disparity especially baffling. The Klingons look great, potholes are tied up, the story is far better, and both the old and new characters are more developed. Overall season two of discovery is a great season of Star Trek, and it sets the show up to really come into it's own for season 3.
  • May 22, 2020
    I tried so hard to like this show. I wanted this show to be a success because I love Star Trek, but this is not Star Trek. You would honestly get the impression that the majority of the writers have never seen TOS, TNG or DS9. The hope, the bright future and the vision are all gone. I lose track if these are all in this season but particular low lights include: Genocide, torture, cannibalism, dead (beheaded babies) to name but a few. Someone though, must have seen the Original Series because Captain Pike arrives and ends up visiting Talos IV. Along with 'New Eden' these are the two stand out episodes of the series, both borrowing characters and story lines from previous versions of Star Trek. Unfortunately, these episodes add to the ever confusing and non-sensical story line. Spock had a sister (who knew?). Burnham describes previously (in detail) how the Klingons enjoyed 'playing' with her mother but somehow this is forgotten when she reappears. There is a 'Red Angel', Section 31, 'Control', time travelling spore drives, another 'Red Angel' and so on. How do you tie this all together and get it to make sense? The final episode attempts to do this and borrows effects from several other sci-fi shows. 2001, Iron Man and BSG scenes, all make an appearance and Discovery is pushed 1000 years into the future. Everyone is ordered never to mention it again. Let's all follow that advice and hope Discovery remains in the future never to harm Star Trek again.
  • May 18, 2020
    Looked like it might be better than season 1 but it actually wasn't.
  • May 14, 2020
    Amazing. I just binge watched the entire season and I can't wait for season 3. Sonequa is a star that made me want to revisit older series of the franchise.
  • May 03, 2020
    Been a star trek fan all my life, but frankly this was 'hard going'. I get it was high budget and stylish sets/effects but thats not the 'be all'. Too much badly done Klingon nonesense coupled with an irritating cast and characters. I found myself looking at the clock on each episode. As far as I'm concerned the franchise owners just got some extra cash from Netflix milking the franchise further...
  • Apr 30, 2020
    Season 2 of Discovery was just painful. There were a few episodes that I thought were decent.. but overall the season was just really bad. All the problems stem from poor writing and plot lines which were not thought out or made any sense. Actors were good.. I enjoy some of the characters. But it's all style and no substance. So many huge battles, and none of it felt motivated. All these different plot ideas going on.. and none of them connected or made me more interested in the show. Really a bummer since there were parts of Season 1 that I did enjoy. Just poorly, poorly written and lacked any sort of plan. If you are going to do a full season story arc.. make sure it makes sense and connects from episode to episode. Otherwise don't try to make that kind of show. Really disappointing.

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