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The Suspect Science Of Star Trek: Discovery, ‘Context Is For Kings,’ Season 1, Episode 3

9 Oct 2017, 14:01 UTC
The Suspect Science Of Star Trek: Discovery, ‘Context Is For Kings,’ Season 1, Episode 3
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Michael Burnham, initially brought over as a prisoner, finds herself aboard the USS Discovery, captained by the intriguing but sketchy Gabriel Lorca. Image credit: Jan Thijs/CBS © 2017 CBS Interactive.It isn’t just the morality that’s dubious in the newest iteration of Star Trek.“If I die trying but I’m inadequate to the task to make a course change in the evolution of this planet…okay I tried. The fact is I tried. How many people are not trying. If you knew that every breath you took could save hundreds of lives into the future had you walked down this path of knowledge, would you run down this path of knowledge as fast as you could.” -Paul StametsAll’s fair in love and war, but does that make it right? After watching the third episode of Star Trek: Discovery, Context is for Kings, which sees its main character, mutineer Michael Burnham, brought on board the USS Discovery, it sure doesn’t seem so. In shades of the post-WWII Operation Paperclip, where thousands of Nazi scientists were brought to the United States for their expertise in the field of Rocket Science, Burnham is brought on board the USS Discovery, a “research” ship unlike any other we’ve ...

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