New Eden
Star Trek: Discovery Season 2



Critic Ratings: 18
Critics Consensus

A still Spock-less Discovery has a field day in the playground of big ideas surrounding science and faith in "New Eden."

Episode Info

A new signal appears, prompting Stamets' emotional return to the mycelial network and leading Burnham, Pike and Owosekun to a pre-warp planet, where they face a complex ethical dilemma. Tilly's overeagerness lands her in trouble but when the planet -- and Discovery's landing party -- are threatened, her curiosity may be the one thing that can save them.


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
Sam Vartholomeos
as Ensign Connor
Wilson Cruz
as Dr. Hugh Culber
Anson Mount
as Capt. Christopher Pike
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Critic Reviews for New Eden

Despite Spock still not being physically present by New Eden, his importance to the story is quickly re-emphasised.

Jan 31, 2019 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

This colony also gave us one of the biggest Star Trek trademarks - a moment to think about the unity of life.

Jan 25, 2019 | Full Review…

It's immensely enjoyable to see that Discovery is just as good at interrupting its Trek roots, as it is at introducing new ideas and concepts to the franchise.

Jan 25, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Anthony Rapp's expressions as this character are just consistently excellent.

Jan 25, 2019 | Full Review…

It's easy enough to watch, if too hasty to get into the pew-pew space battle stuff. As with all things Trek, some fans will love this version, others will despise it.

Jan 28, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Having Spock institutionalized at any point in his career - and that never coming up ever in any Trek episode or movie is a big pill to swallow.

Jan 25, 2019 | Full Review…

The rest of the crew has one (1) hour to figure out how to stop it all from happening. Fun! And, one might say, extremely too coincidental!

Jan 25, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Season 2 continues to excel as it shifts to a more traditional Trek-like approach in terms of tone and even formula, as evidenced by the planet-of-the-week plot.

Jan 25, 2019 | Rating: 8.7/10 | Full Review…

I love this setup because it's so rich with potential.

Jan 25, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Considering we're only on episode two, it's not surprising that we reach no definitive conclusion either way by the hour's end.

Jan 25, 2019 | Full Review…