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Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum
Critic Consensus: Weird and wonderful, "Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum" channels old school Trek to setup its midseason finale.
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
Critic reviews for Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum
Spending significant time on an alien planet, discovering a new alien species, was quite a welcome change of pace, one that invoked many fond memories of previous Trek series. However, it still had a Discovery feel.
... as it is not sure what it wants to be (a landing party adventure, build up for the "climax" of the war or an interesting way of presenting subplots) it makes difficult to really become invested in what's going on.
The intensity didn't let up throughout the episode, and it was a wild ride from beginning to end.
Saru is an angry being, and I think we as audience members - and the members of the Discovery - fail to remember that to be in constant fear is also to be in constant anger.
We did find out more about who some of these characters are, what they want, and what they are willing to do to get it. At least I think we did.
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