Star Trek: Discovery “Stormy Weather” Recap: Hello, Zora

Michael Burnham and Cook (holding a cat grudge in a future carrier) cross a driveway on the Discovery site.

“Michael, are you doing something reckless to put yourself in harm’s way so the crew can be protected again?” “No, well, yes, maybe. Absolutely.”
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Remember a few weeks ago when I said it was good for a crew Discovery He was getting some Much needed treatment? Yes, it turns out that should have included the spacecraft itself.

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“Windy weather,” like many Discovery‘s Season 4 so far, substantially introduces modern a trip twist on classic Star Trek hypothesis again—even this time referring to events that took place before it, as Discovery It heads toward a rupture in the subspace left by the dark matter anomaly, only to find a complete void of nothingness. Star Trek Love herself free from nothingness –mobile series He had a ‘time trap’, which he had a similar idea about Project Being trapped in a dimension he can’t seem to get out of, next generation “Where silence is rented.” Hell, VoyagerAnd The name has also been verified hereI love the voids out of nowhere so much that he’s trapped in them two who are they!

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Which means we find ourselves in something like a bottle loop – we practically experience the entire loop on the bridge and in DiscoveryLobby, which is a rarity for a show that likes to flaunt lavish locations, and a scenario that hasn’t really been explored since Harry Maud’s excellent episode in season one. Of course, no one on Discovery He wants to get out into a void out of nowhere, especially after they send an unmanned aerial vehicle inside it and it instantly disintegrates due to whatever primitive unknown forces are out there in the black. The countdown begins, as it is several times this season: DiscoveryThe crew has to find the data on the DMA they need out of the blue before his forces get past their armor and tear apart the ship.

All of this is so intense and high stakes, of course, it’s really a pleasure to see a rare sight of DiscoveryThe still underutilized bridge officer crew put on their thinking hats as Burnham and Saroo try to figure out ways to keep themselves alive and try to investigate the mysteries of the void. It’s full of action, mostly, in that old school a trip Style: There are no combat whizzbang battles, but scans, trials, and surveys of chill systems – it’s Star Trek science in a way that Discovery He didn’t have the time to do it unless the cast was thrown around and had explosions. It’s a welcome mirror of the cinema’s more high-stakes approach to the show, still tense and tantalizing to reach but not necessarily loud.

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But this is Discovery, which means it’s also a kind of sentimental sentiment for everyone involved. The first is Ian Alexander Gray, who finds himself alone in the Discovery Relax when Captain Burnham asks all of the Starfleet crew – including Adira – to go to their duty stations to help solve the puzzles of the void. Already feeling lethargic about finding a place on the ship now has physical form, Gray’s immediate isolation leaves him vulnerable. Frustrated because his status on the ship as a civilian means he can’t help out the way he wants, even when he’s trained to do so as a lifeguard at Trill. Thus Gray immediately connects with the other main character in “Wild Weather”: Zora (voiced by Annabelle Wallis), DiscoveryAdvanced ship computer. DiscoveryThe fourth season has sowed the seeds of that Something Happened to the computer since merging the domain data it inherited along the way Back in season 2: Not only has the name been chosen, but the AI ​​is getting more excited, and more interested in the crew looking to protect the information it contains within Discoverysystems. Seeing a needy Gray when he reaches out to her, she falsely responds in kind… and even opens up passionate The turmoil she finds herself in, a ship facing senseless sensor readings, a pocket of reality she can’t fathom.

What follows is the crucible for Zora to become more than private gossip Star Trek Ship computer. As things start to get more and more dangerous for the crew as the void approaches the ship – seemingly isolating them by turning back out of it – it’s not only Michael and the bridge crew who are stressed, but Zora herself, all but the revelation that Discovery He became something of an invisibly conscious being. You get frustrated, anxious, and exhausted the more events begin to unfold and the more stress is placed on the ship and crew: all things a spacecraft computer shouldn’t be, at least as we’ve known it so far. . But being something of an emotional wreck is what Discovery It has settled as something of its own Star Trek Selling point now: a reminder that, under the shell of a Starfleet officer, there is a person, and that person can be faulty, and they can have good days and bad days; Their feelings can be affected. Now is the time for Zora and the ship itself to reflect that too, making her a vital companion like everyone else on the ship.

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Which happens just in time, considering Burnham needs to rely on Zora to get everyone else out alive. When it becomes clear that the path the crew himself has discovered to escape the void will not get them out in time before the ship becomes inhospitable at best, in very small portions at worst, the captain makes the risk, however, the Burnham family’s decision to put themselves in danger to keep everyone else away. by harm. Get Zora to send everyone to the carrier style buffer – hang them in limbo so they are protected from the intense heat generated like Discovery Makes her way out of the feud – Michael has to single-handedly steer the ship to safety, even as she begins to succumb to stress, emotional or literal. Thus, Zora ascends as no good Star Trek To support their captain: she’s overcome her fear to keep Michael focused, while literally the ship itself, also guiding her out of harm’s way, and classic Ethel Waters sings to calm the couple in the face of oblivion.

Is he a little sentimental? Yes, but honestly this is just some kind of show Discovery At this stage. She deeply cares about the affection for her stars, and reflects the fact that no matter how much they sought pieces of the same cloth as the Starfleet icons that came before them, this crew passed So a lot, and that left them weak and deeply human (and…well, you know what we mean, the other a trip types are available). It makes sense that even the ship itself is now on board with this idea as well, and every part is as important in the group as the objects on board. In crafting that new idea of ​​the classic a trip hypothesis, Discovery Once again he reminds us that he’s perfectly capable of being his own role Star Trek As we know it – and you gain a “new” teammate in Zora full of possibilities to explore as the season progresses.


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