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At the time of this writing, it is unclear that Saru, in his role as acting captain, had informed the chain of command of his decision to order Burnham to release the tardigrade. There are, however, arguments to support this decision. The tardigrade was no longer the only means to achieve long range jumps via the spore drive. An injection of the tardigrade'...


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Not at all. Burnham has not been pardoned. In fact, S1E5, "Choose Your Pain" makes it clear that she's basically been pressed into service under Star Fleet regulation 139.82, which allows conscription in a time of war. While she no longer seems to be confined to quarters when off duty (for example, nobody thought it was odd she attended the party in S1E7, "...


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At the beginning of episode 2, there's a flashback to the moment when Georgiou and Burnham meet. Sarek: Thank you for receiving us, Captain Georgiou. Georgiou: The pleasure is ours. Sarek: As discussed, this is my ward, Michael Burnham. I would be incredibly surprised if Sarek was speaking imprecisely, particularly in this moment. If she was his adopted ...


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During that scene, they were talking about General Order # 1 - "No starship may interfere with the normal development of any alien life or society." As indicated via the dialogue, apparently a nearby asteroid mining accident had affected the planet, causing a planetwide drought that would kill the inhabitants within "a thousand hours" (probably hyperbole on ...


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In episode 2, we learn that the relationship between Georgiu and Burnham is deliberately less formal than might be expected:


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Because she has no military rank One of the purposes of the badge is to present the holder's rank. Michael Burhnam has been stripped of rank at her court-martial, therefore, although not clearly stated anywhere, she is not eligible for having a badge. Please note that these badges are not commbadges, known from TNG+ era. Commbadges may be required to be ...


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This was addressed in an interview with Discovery showrunner Aaron Harberts. Q: Why is Michael Burnham’s name… Michael? All right, so here we go. We've worked on a number of Bryan Fuller shows… Wonderfalls, Pushing Daisies. Many of his female protagonists have typically what you would call male names. Chuck was one. Jaye was another. When we all sat down, ...


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In episode 3, Michael makes reference to her foster mother: BURNHAM: When I was a kid, after my parents were killed my foster mother on Vulcan used to read it to me and her son. She and I were the only humans in the house. ... TILLY: What was her name? BURNHAM: Amanda. Given the designation of "foster mother", it appears conclusive that the ...


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The lead character for Star Trek: Discovery was originally named "LCDR Rainsford" and it was decided that she would only ever be called "Number One" in honor of the First Lieutenant on Captain Pike's Enterprise, who had no name in the original series. In an interview with Denofgeeks.com Sonequa Martin-Green reveals there are three reasons driving the ...


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The other crew members can't call her "Michael"; they're her subordinates. Georgiou, as her superior, is the only one on the ship who has the ability to use her first name when speaking to her on duty.


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