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It's here. Just 25 days shy of a year since we last saw the daring crew of the USS Discovery, they're back in the eagerly awaited Season 2 premiere, "Brother."
The "Star Trek: Discovery" Season 2 premiere opens with a recap of the events of Season 1, followed by a monologue from Cmdr. Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) that's set to grainy footage from NASA's Cassini-Huygens mission.
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Straightaway, we're reminded of one of the single, biggest issues we had with Season 1: Why did Burnham have to be adopted by Sarek, when any high-ranking Vulcan could've worked? It unnecessarily complicates things and feels like something George Lucas would insist on. Why does everyone have to know everyone else?
Young Spock evidently doesn't play well with other children, and it feels like this is attempting to sow the seed for the reason that Spock has never mentioned his adoptive sister, at any subsequent point. After all, he never mentioned his half-brother Sybok (Laurence Luckinbill) until 2287, when he attempted to hijack the USS Enterprise to fly to Sha Ka Ree in "Star Trek V: The Final Frontier."
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Sonequa Martin-Green as Burnham; James Frain as Sarek share a moment on the bridge of the USS Discovery in the Season 2 premiere of the CBS All Access series "Star Trek: Discovery."
Cut back to the bridge of the USS Discovery almost at the very moment we last saw them in the Season 1 finale, "Will You Take My Hand?" Communication cannot be established with the Enterprise for some reason, and almost immediately, Ensign Tilly begins her fine-line performance between interesting and annoying. The bridge crewmembers gush over how gorgeous the Enterprise is (and she is), and Pike beams over to the Discovery. Both Sarek and Burnham expect Spock to be among the away team … but they will be...
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