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‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Confronts The Ethics And Science Of Survival, And Human Frailty

12 Feb 2018, 15:01 UTC
‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Confronts The Ethics And Science Of Survival, And Human Frailty
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Back in the prime Universe now, Discovery must deal with the aftermath of the past 9 months, which have gone very badly for the Federation. What comes next will take courage in the face of uncertainty. Image credit: Russ Martin / CBS © 2017 CBS Interactive.The next-to-last episode of the first season is heavy on plot and character development, but packs a science and ethical punch, too.What do you do when, after a life-threatening journey into a parallel Universe, you return, only to find that your friends, allies, and civilization is in the final stages of being defeated in a great interstellar war? Where you find yourself facing down the equivalent of the evil, galactic empire your people were a part of in the mirror Universe, only this time, you’re the underpowered underdog, without the technology to survive and compete? There are a few last secrets, tricks, and strategies to be tried, however, and your ship brings with it a renewed, last-ditch hope for turning the tide of this war. You’ve got to take it, right? You’ve got to use every advantage you have; you’ve got to fight dirty; you’ve got to take chances. In short, you have to try. ...

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