Critic Consensus: "Vaulting Ambition" sticks its landing, skillfully balancing philosophical musings of Trek past with fresh character development of Discovery present.
as Captain Lorca
as Captain Georgiou
as Lt. Saru
as Lt. Tyler
as Lt. Stamets
as Sylvia Tilly
as Harry Mudd
as Brett Anderson
as Dr. Nambue
as Commander Landry
as Ensign Connor
as Dr. Hugh Culber
Critic reviews for Vaulting Ambition
Whereas past Treks have felt like playing in the holodeck, Discovery is like playing in the holodeck... with the safety protocol permanently disabled.
It is of course very interesting and complicated that everything was all part of someone's evil scheme, but he is still alone on a ship full of enemies, so next week's likely to concern how he had planned for that all along too.
I want this show to live up to its initial premise and promise: exploring the Federation's ideals and testing them
As if the stakes weren't high enough for Star Trek: Discovery, the episode "Vaulting Ambition" decided to up them even more.
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