Star Trek: Discovery                 Season Two

                  review by Bobby Blakey

There are few sci-fi franchises that have had the staying power and impact of Star Trek. The original short run series has spawned numerous films and TV series. In 2017 they unleashed yet another new series with Star Trek: Discovery this time exclusive to CBS All-Access streaming. Now fans of the hit new series can revisit the second season or just add it to their collection with Star Trek: Discovery Season Two starring Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Anson Mount, Ethan Peck, Anthony Rapp, Mary Wiseman, Shazad Latif, Wilson Cruz, Mary Chieffo, Tig Notaro, Rebecca Romijn and Michelle Yeoh.

 

Star Trek Discovery follows ten years before the original series and in season two, the crew answers a distress signal from U.S.S. Enterprise causing the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery to join forces with Captain Christopher Pike on a new mission to investigate seven mysterious red signals and the appearance of an unknown being called the Red Angel. While the crew must work together to unravel their meaning and origin, First Officer Michael Burnham is forced to face her past with the return of her estranged brother, Spock.

 

Like most I was apprehensive when this show first debuted, but quickly was converted and loved the first season. Heading into the this season I knew they were looking to include some original series elements, but once again made me concerned to how it was going to work. With the big twists of the first season they had a lot to live up to and it delivered way bigger and better than I had expected. I love this cast in every way including the new addition of Anson Mount taking on the iconic role of Pike. The addition of the he and Spock takes it in familiar territory while doing its own thing in a really great way.

 

Visually the show is amazing offering up a look and feel more cinematic than TV. Everything feels so big here and to me bigger than any of the previous shows ever where which is something considering what some of the shows have done. There is a big twist to the story in the later elements that I figured out, but still manages to be pretty clever writing for the story we got for this season. All of it wraps up in a really cool way that will no doubt make the old school fans happy.

 

This collection includes all 14 episodes of the second season as well as bonus content including a gag reel, commentary on select episodes, deleted/extended scenes, behind the scenes featurettes and 2 Star Trek: Short Treks episodes. Boldly go and grab your copy of Star Trek: Discovery Season Two available now on DVD from Paramount and CBS Video.

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