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‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Goes Psychic & Psychedelic in ‘Lethe’: Season 1, Episode 6 Review

30 Oct 2017, 14:01 UTC
‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Goes Psychic & Psychedelic in ‘Lethe’: Season 1, Episode 6 Review
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At the end of episode 6, ‘Lethe’, Michael Burnham becomes a Bridge Science Officer. Is it a smart move, or a sign of Lorca’s post-traumatic breakdown? Image credit: Jan Thijs/CBS © 2017 CBS Interactive.There’s no science in this episode of science fiction… but there’s a lot of suspicious happenings that no one’s noticing.Following up on the best episode of the season, thus far, is often a tall order. Despite distancing itself from the plot points of the previous episodes, Star Trek: Discoveryfalls into its worst trappings: non-existent science, characters behaving the opposite way of how we’re told they behave, black-and-white ethical situations, and very little depth to the story or the characters. It’s very much as though someone wrote an interesting plot outline, then it was turned into a joke of a space nightmare by a combination of poor writers and directors, and some very good actors (Martin-Green as Burnham, Isaacs as Lorca, and Brook as Cornwell) aren’t enough to salvage the episode. While the ongoing nature of the show means there’s always hope that the next episode will be better, this was a big letdown after last week’s big improvement.Ash Tyler and Gabriel Lorca have bonded very tightly with ...

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