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Context Is for Kings
Critic Consensus: "Context Is for Kings" is a successful soft reboot -- with its namesake ship and new captain setting the series on a new, more confident course.
as Captain Lorca
as Captain Georgiou
as Lt. Saru
as Lt. Stamets
as Lt. Tyler
as Commander Landry
as Dr. Nambue
as Sylvia Tilly
as Ensign Connor
as Harry Mudd
as Brett Anderson
as Dr. Hugh Culber
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Now that we're on board the Discovery, the series has a most welcome sense of momentum, one which hopefully won't always involve cast members running away from monsters in the corridors, but will celebrate the oddities of its premise.
The fact is that, although it occurs in the same timeline as TOS, it gives us more action and preference towards special effects than actually give us what Star Trek represents and means.
Discovery is about that in-between place where yesterday becomes tomorrow. It's about how people must act now, in an imperfect but ethical way, to get us the Federation we hope for.
With no other iteration of this franchise has it taken me this long to get my space legs. This in no way suggests that I'm not loving the hell out of this, I've just never been in a position where I didn't know what the hell was going on.
I think Star Trek: Discovery might be exploring how war can bring out the good and bad in people who are supposed to have the common goal of securing peace.
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