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Star Trek: Discovery’s ‘Choose Your Pain’ Finally Feels Like Star Trek; Season 1 Episode 5 (Synopsis)

16 Oct 2017, 10:05 UTC
Star Trek: Discovery’s ‘Choose Your Pain’ Finally Feels Like Star Trek; Season 1 Episode 5 (Synopsis)
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“You are… six years old. You are weak and helpless! You cannot… hurt me!” -Captain Picard, a badass, while being tortured
Star Trek has always been a way for us to look at the best and worst aspects of humanity, often through our confrontations with alien races. Different aspects of our fears, our personalities, and our sense of ethics play out on the stage of futuristic science fiction. Our frailties are exposed, and the crew is challenged to rise to the occasion, and to demonstrate the best of humanity, often in the worst situations. For the first time in five chances, Star Trek: Discovery at last succeeds in the latest episode, ‘Choose Your Pain.’
Fans of the original series will fondly remember Harry Mudd, but this cowardly, treacherous version almost gets Lorca and Tyler killed. Image credit: Michael Gibson/CBS © 2017 CBS Interactive.
The tardigrade responsible for the spore drive starts to degrade, but the crew refuses to let it die, despite it putting the Captain’s life and even their own lives at risk. The Captain is captured by the Klingons, but acts in the best interest of his captured cellmate, Lieutenant Ash Tyler (from the Shenzou!), putting his own ...

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