Star Trek: Discovery - Season 1, Episode 2 - Rotten Tomatoes

Battle at the Binary Stars



Critic Consensus: "Battle at the Binary Stars" picks up the pace and ratchets up conflict as it clearly establishes Burnhman as the show's central focus -- at the expense of the ensemble.

Episode Info

Face to face with Klingon vessels, the U.S.S. Shenzhou prepares for the possibility of war if negotiations fail. Amidst the turmoil, Burnham looks back to her Vulcan upbringing for guidance.


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
Maulik Pancholy
as Dr. Nambue
Mary Wiseman
as Sylvia Tilly
Sam Vartholomeos
as Ensign Connor
Rainn Wilson
as Harry Mudd
Terry Serpico
as Brett Anderson
Wilson Cruz
as Dr. Hugh Culber
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Critic reviews for Battle at the Binary Stars

The Battle at the Binary Stars presents more action and development than the first episode, making the pace faster and more engaging to the audience.

August 18, 2018 | Full Review…

But overall, Star Trek: Discovery seems poised to give us an adventure worthy of the Star Trek name, and I think it's worth it for us to keep watching to see where Burnham's journey takes us

March 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Despite the concessions to modern TV storytelling and effects, Discovery feels like a Star Trek show -- at times one with the potential to be quite good.

November 13, 2017 | Full Review…

The performances? We're given an inkling of how Burnham can and will grow.

October 23, 2017 | Full Review…

... it's what Star Trek is supposed to do: take modern society and put it through the prism of the genre.

October 4, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

What follows is a series of increasingly tense and, in some cases, unfortunate events that puts Michael at odds with the rest of her crew, and finds the Federation encountering the Klingon Empire for the first time in nearly a century.

September 29, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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