Questions tagged [michael-burnham]

For questions involving the Star Trek: Discovery character Michael Burnham. Always use in conjunction with [star-trek] and [star-trek-discovery].

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Why is her name Michael in Star Trek Discovery?

I see several explanations online, what was the true inspiration for the character's final production name "Michael Burnham?" Star Trek: Discovery's lead female role was initially announced under the ...
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Why does Michael Burnham not regain her insignia badge when she joins The Discovery?

In Star Trek Discovery S1:E1 - The Vulcan Hello - with Captain Georgiou, we see Michael Burnham wearing a Star Trek insignia badge. Later in Star Trek Discovery S01:E07 - Magic to Make the Sanest ...
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Star Trek: Discovery S01E05: Why is Michael allowed to release this?

In the Star Trek: Discovery Episode S01E05 Choose Your Pain we see In the same episode, My question is:
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Life imprisonment for Michael Burnham?

In Star Trek: Discovery, Michael Burnham was sentenced to life imprisonment. Given that she is serving on Discovery, does this mean that her crime is forgiven?
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Was Michael Burnham adopted by Sarek and Amanda, or was she merely his ward?

Was Michael adopted by Sarek and Amanda (which would make her Spock's legal sibling) or was she simply "brought up" by Sarek? (e.g. with him simply acting as a sort of guardian rather than as her ...
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Why does Cpt. Georgiou refer to her first officer as “Michael” instead of “Commander Burnham”?

On the Shenzou, Cpt. Georgiou refers to her first officer as “Michael”. At first, I was thinking she was doing something like Spock where he was referred to by one name. But other crew members refer ...
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Why didn't Michael and Cpt. Georgiou beam down to the well?

In the opening scene of Star Trek Discovery’s pilot, Michael and Cpt. Georgiou walk across a desert, fix a well, then try to beam out, fully expecting it to work. Why didn't they just beam down to the ...