Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds - Children of the Comet

Our first real episode of seeing the crew of the Enterprise on a mission involves the crew's attempt to divert a comet from hitting an inhabited world in the Persephone system only to discover defenses on the comet and a ship of highly-advanced aliens who worship it and refuse to let anyone alter its divine path. The episode is most notable for giving us Cadet Uhura's (Celia Rose Gooding) first away mission and exploring a bit of her path towards Starfleet. While not certain she's found a permanent home in Starfleet at the beginning of the episode, she's far more comfortable with her choices and role aboard the Enterprise by the episode's conclusion.

Uhura's discoveries onboard the comet, and how it relates to music are interesting, although the episode doesn't explore this as deeply as I'd hoped allowing for more of a conversation with M'hanit. Still, she does manage to make first contact with a very strange new lifeform. Through some chicanery, and some fancy flying by Spock (Ethan Peck), Enterprise is able to both keep their world to the unknown alien race of Shepherds and yet still manage to prevent the comet from hitting the planet... although from what Uhura discovers later that may be what the comet wanted all along.

  • Title: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds - Children of the Comet
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