Warp Trails: Discovery #3-10 Terra Firma, Part 2

by Warp Trails

Emperor Georgiou’s attempt to change the Terran Empire and Michael Burnham concludes with betrayal, coup attempts, and lessons for all.

This week’s discussion covers part 2 of the “Terra Firma” storyline. Georgiou has been sent back to the Terran universe through a door by a mysterious stranger. She knew what day it is was when she arrived, and she was determined to stop a coup attempt by her adopted daughter, the Terran version of Michael Burnham. However, it takes a language that Michael will understand, and that language is violence and torture. Georgiou desperately works to change her and her daughter’s future, but will she be successful?

On this episode, we discuss:

  • Georgiou’s attempts to change Michael’s behavior,
  • How the Terran Michael Burnham eliminated the Emperor’s enemies,
  • The changes the Terrans noticed in Emperor Georgiou,
  • How this episode fit in with other Mirror Universe episodes,
  • The identity of Carl and his offer to Georgiou,
  • The next steps to figuring out what is going on with the Kelpien ship,
  • Booker’s role on Discovery, and
  • Admiral Vance’s discussion with Saru and their relationship.

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Welcome to Warp Trails. This weekly show reviews each episode of Star Trek, from Discovery to Picard, the latest incarnations of Star Trek airing on CBS All Access, and discusses Star Trek news. Your hosts are Dennis and Beth Keithly, a husband and wife team living in Texas. Beth is an old school fan of Star Trek whose fandom is grounded in The Original Series. Meanwhile, Dennis is a relatively more recent fan who traces his fandom to Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn. Since they met, Dennis and Beth made consumption of Star Trek content part of their weekly routine. The have also named four of their past six pets after Star Trek characters.

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