Star Trek Discovery: “The Vulcan Hello” and “Battle at the Binary Stars”

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My review of the first two episodes of Star Trek Discovery is live on Tor.com! I’ll be reviewing the series as each episode comes out for the site, so check it out…..

An excerpt:

What I especially love is that we see the clash of cultures. Humans unwilling to fire first, but willing to fight back if attacked. Klingons who view “we come in peace” as an insult and a lie, for whom battle is all important, and to sue for peace the way of cowards and fools. Vulcans who let logic and science dictate their actions, and who view emotionalism as something to be overcome. That clash is what leads to a state of war at the end of “Battle at the Binary Stars,” as Georgiou’s human peace offering, Burnham’s Vulcan approach of firing first based on past evidence, and T’Kuvma’s personal mission of redemption-through-war all crash into each other and explode.

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