The context is not just about kings.
A complete spoiler follows this episode.
One of the greatest moments of Star Trek: Discovery (to date) comes late in this episode, the second of Season 2, when Captain Pike of Anson Mont meets Jacob, a man whose people have lived all his life on a planet on the other side of the galaxy, ignorant of the Starfleet, the Federation, and even the space trips. "Do you have a ship?" "Jake Pike asks, half waving his hands like wings. "Do you, uh … fly in the stars?" ̵
The hill sells the moment, retaining only two episodes as one of Star Trek's big actors. But also, at this moment, Discovery Day 2 is transformed from a dark and dark war drama to a more traditional Trek story, as Pike fights the Main Directive – known as General Line 1 – in the New Paradise, Planet- of the weekly story of the style that still attracts the greater angel of the Red Angel in the season. The result is an episode that cries of humor and some exciting moments, and also gives Pike and Soneku Martin-Green Burness some good old-fashioned Trekkian dilemmas to cope with.
It all starts when another red power signal appears all the way in the beta quadrant. This means once again turning up to the dispute where the disco crew discovers a planet whose inhabitants are the descendants of people who were transported to the alien world about 200 years ago.
Pike, Burnham, and Lieutenant Ooesquon (Oeyane Oladeho) are on the planet to see if they can get new details of the red energy signals, and Yay, because Ooosecun is one of those bridge officers we've ever seen in Season 1 , but with so little time. Here we learn that she has grown up in a "ludicrous collective" on Earth, which sounds like a pretty interesting detail, but alas, "New Eden" actually does not give the hero much more than usual. Still, it is clear that Discovery is trying to get these guys out of the air, as Detmer and Airiam have also seen their dialogue increase a thousand times this season. (By the way, Detmer is my favorite, getting his pilot license when he was 12!)
Watch the video to hear the voices discuss how Eaton Peck Spock fits into Star Trek Chronicle: Discovery  19659006] On the planet, the team found that the people of the New Eden village had unified all the main religions of the Earth into a mono-belief system. And is not that amazing concept? But it is also quite amazing that Disco deals with the idea of religion on Earth at all, since the creator of the Gene Roddenberry series is usually dismissed from the fact that his Starfleet characters embrace the faith or any theisticist system of beliefs. (Of course, later, Star Treks will dig deeper into the idea, though it will usually be through alien races like Klingons or Bajorans.)
Meanwhile, the crew has to deal with a radiation wave that is the end of the destruction of the inhabitants of the planet. The previews of these series, of course, are top and the action is exciting. Though Tilly's guardian angel is a new mystery, I'm not quite sure what to do. Is she … a red angel? Or somehow related to this mycelial energy that has obviously entered our beloved cadet at the end of last season? Stay tuned, but it suffices you to say that Mary Wiseman keeps making every scene of Till fun and strange.
Also, the use of the spore mechanism allows Stamtes to reveal that at the end of last season he met dead Hugh in the mycelial network. He also admits that the idea of returning to the web may mean he will see it again, which is quite heavy – can you meet a dead lover just like that? – but the episode has no time to pursue this idea … except that Stamets is quite upset after his first jump.
Disco and producers are discussing Pike vs. Lorca in the video above.
But this is a problem with the episode as a whole, the sense that it just does not have enough time to work to dig deep enough on certain points in history. This includes Pike's mission to the planet, which ends suddenly (before doing this great, last Jacob's visit).
Interestingly, "New Eden" gives us Pike, who is completely open to the idea that most of the colony residents believe their ancestors are saved by a deity. And perhaps the captain even has some personal experience with the worship service (he seems to speak the jargon of the Catholic liturgy). On the other hand, Burnham, once a scientist, has to find a logical explanation of how this situation happened. "The faith they adhere to is a lie," she says to Pike. "Can you prove this?" He answers.
Of course, this question of faith against science will be a great theme of the season and will also be related to the story of Spock. There are no easy answers in New Eden or Earth in 2019, although Pike seems to have the right attitude in the end. In an interesting contrast to his predecessor, Lorca, who last year called "Context is kings," Pike says here: "The context can change our perspective." While the fascist Lorca saw the world in its terms and wanted to shape it meaning Pike is always open to new ideas and new perspectives.
Questions and Notes by Q Continuum:
- This episode, directed by Trek Jonathan Frakes, is not as spectacular as the segment he leads last season. "Now we know that Spock himself has given himself to a" psychiatric ward "after he left Enterprise, which is not too much surprisingly, as the trailers for this season are basically shown
- I missed last week, but Aiream was redesigned and is now being played by Hannah Chishman, replacing Sarah Mitic
- We also know that the Spores are driven by the Starfleet until it can develop a human interface, which, of course, explains why though it has not become a mainstream technology over the years following Disco … but that does not explain why Disco's crew is so ready to use it in this episode that Pike would not know everything about driving and spider webs, , this is just the show that explains all this to all audience members who have not seen Season 1 yet, and what is this new, ready-made room / conference room that uses Pike? This is too big to be Lorca's old space.
Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 continues to stand out as it turns into a more traditional Trek-like approach in terms of tone and even formula, as seen from the plot of the planet of the week. By dealing with exciting topics like religion against science, but also having fun on the road, "New Eden" suffers from the feeling that there is not enough time to embark on everything he wants.