Television

Dr. Hugh Culber (Wilson Cruz) and Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) in Choose Your Pain (Image courtesy CBS / Netflix)

“Choose Your Pain” is the 5th episode of the TV show “Star Trek: Discovery” and follows “The Butcher’s Knife Cares Not for the Lamb’s Cry”.

Note. This article contains several spoilers about “Choose Your Pain”.

Captain Gabriel Lorca (Jason Isaacs) is demanded to make progress with the spore propulsion but the tardigrad used as a pilot appears to be in pain after the last jump. As he returns to Discovery, Lorca is kidnapped by Klingons who want to find out how he can appear on the battlefield so suddenly.

Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) in The Butcher's Knife Cares Not for the Lamb's Cry (Image courtesy CBS / Netflix)

“The Butcher’s Knife Cares Not for the Lamb’s Cry” is the 4th episode of the TV show “Star Trek: Discovery” and follows “Context Is for Kings”.

Note. This article contains several spoilers about “The Butcher’s Knife Cares Not for the Lamb’s Cry”.

Finally the show seems to find its pace after introductory episodes. Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) has to contribute to the war effort but seems to be the only one interested in understanding the mysterious giant “tardigrad” found on the USS Glenn rather than using it simply to kill Klingons.

Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) in Context Is for Kings (Image courtesy CBS / Netflix)

“Context Is for Kings” is the third episode of the TV show “Star Trek: Discovery” and follows “Battle at the Binary Stars”.

Note. This article contains several spoilers about “Context Is for Kings”.

As I easily predicted, Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) doesn’t remain in jail very long. After 6 months she gets transferred with other prisoners but the shuttle she travels in is intercepted by the starship USS Discovery. There, Captain Gabriel Lorca (Jason Isaacs) assigns Burnham to the engineering section where she discovers that there’s a top secret project under development.

The Prisoner

On September 29, 1967, in UK the TV show “The Prisoner” made its debut. Some sources report on October 1 as its debut date: at that time an episode of a show could be broadcast on different days in different regions of the nation and this could be one of those cases.

“The Prisoner” is a unique and unrepeatable TV show for many reasons. Some of its elements have become iconic such as the rover and even Portmeirion, the real village where the show was shot, along with its style. In addition to the remake it had various influences and homages in other shows and after 50 years the portrait of the Village society is more topical than ever.

Sarek (James Frain) and Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) in Battle at the Binary Stars (Image courtesy CBS / Netflix)

“Battle at the Binary Stars” is the second episode of the TV show “Star Trek: Discovery” and follows “The Vulcan Hello”.

Note. This article contains several spoilers on “Battle at the Binary Stars”.

The episode is the direct continuation of the previous one, with the situation that quickly rushes between the Klingon and the Federation ships arrived after the alarm launched by USS Shenzhou Captain Philippa Georgiou (Michelle Yeoh).