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Star Trek: Discovery’s Third Episode Stirs Fans’ Deep Trek Affection

Has its streaming-only release prevented Trek fans from devouring the new series?

by | October 1, 2017 | Comments

Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones in STAR TREK: DISCOVERY (Michael Gibson/CBS)

SPOILER ALERT: THIS ARTICLE REVIEWS PLOT DETAILS OF EPISODE 3 OF STAR TREK: DISCOVERY. TURN BACK NOW IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN “CONTEXT IS FOR KINGS.”


There’s a barrier to entry in watching Star Trek: Discovery, new episodes of which are available only through paid streaming service CBS All Access. Distribution complaints aside, the series has excelled with fans who’ve taken the streaming-only plunge.

The series’ third episode, “Context Is for Kings,” offered a new captain in Gabriel Lorca (Jason Isaacs), an introduction to several other new characters — Rekha Sharma as Commander Landry, Anthony Rapp as Lt. Stamets, and Mary Wiseman as Cadet Sylvia Tilly — and series lead Michael Burnham’s (Sonequa Martin-Green) transition from remorseful prisoner to reluctant crew member on a brand-new starship.

The episode has an 83% Tomatometer score on 12 reviews (updated). Here’s what fans with access to the series had to say.


Episode 3 Reactions


TREK And TRIBBLE-ATIONS


VISUALS


Casting Notes


Hail to the Chief

STAR TREK: DISCOVERY - Jason Isaacs as Captain Gabriel Lorca; Sonequa Martin-Green as Michael Burnham (Jan Thijs/CBS Interactive)

 

Star Trek: Discovery streams Sundays at 8:30/5:30 p.m. ET/PT on CBS All-Access.



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