Star Trek: Discovery episode 3 “Context is for Kings” was released on CBS All Access this Sunday, and within the first five minutes, fans were piloted to a new ship with a new Captain. The war between Starfleet and the Klingons just got real, and Michael Burnham, Starfleet’s first mutineer, is going to be an asset to Captain Lorca.
Discovery‘s Captain Lorca is mysterious, but every allusion to The Original Series continues to light up Twitter like so many glowing spores. Starfleet and Klingons are preparing for war. Michael Burnham continues to win over fans as the human heroine in space everyone wants and needs, but Spock’s mom and a Tribble are winning over Twitter.
The operative word in sci-fi is “science,” and Star Trek fans take it very seriously.
— Erin Macdonald, Doctor of Spacetime (@drerinmac) October 2, 2017
— Jen Burt (@ourownstrings) October 2, 2017
Wait a sec… matter synthesis? Did they have early replicators? Da fuq? Or did I mishear? #StarTrekDiscovery
— Laura S (@geekgirl1138) October 2, 2017
We All Miss Spock
— luke 🏳️🌈 (@gallifreyboi) October 2, 2017
— Mandy🦄 🏁 🌏🏁 ❤️💄 (@Indy_Mode) October 2, 2017
So Amanda would read to both Spock and Burnham together… Interesting. #StarTrekDiscovery
— TREK on the TUBE (@trekonthetube) October 3, 2017
I also loved when Michael mentioned Amanda (and Spock). ❤️🖖🏾 #StarTrekDiscovery
— Brandy with a “Y” (@blreese) October 2, 2017
— Buckys Sniper Reloader @ DC Zinefest (@plaidqueendom) October 2, 2017
Further Down the Rabbit Hole
Amanda used to read to Spock and Michael, and the book is perfect for every space traveler. Michael says Amanda’s choice in books, Alice In Wonderland, taught her “that the real world doesn’t adhere to logic.”
— carol (@kirkdameron) October 2, 2017
Loving the "Alice in Wonderland" references. Very much geeking the hell out on this show.
— RedShirtThatSurvived (@blakeussery007) October 2, 2017
Aside from the laboured Alice in Wonderland lines, Star Trek continues to enthral me with episode 3. pic.twitter.com/q8P2b28Hfp
— Mike S(ervoarm) (@servoarm) October 3, 2017
Everyone Wants a Tribble on Their Desk Now
Between rabbit holes and black holes, Star Trek fans are familiar with Tribbles. The series timeline predates Star Trek The Original Series, so it’s logical to presume Tribbles have not caused much trouble for Starfleet, yet. We don’t know how he got it, but Captain Lorca keeps a single Tribble on his desk and it purrs. For now.
— Star Trek (@StarTrek) October 2, 2017
— TrekCore.com 🖖 (@TrekCore) October 3, 2017
— CNET (@CNET) October 3, 2017
— tiffany wismer (@tkimballwismer) October 2, 2017
Starfleet’s First Mutineer
Within the first five minutes, Michael Burnham is dubbed “Starfleet’s First Mutineer” and she couldn’t be more #onfleet if she tried.
— Queer_Trek (@Queer_Trek) October 2, 2017
— Henry Perno (@HDPerno) October 2, 2017
— Don Buley (@DonBuley) October 2, 2017
— Regina Clement (@clement_regina) October 3, 2017
Discovery Feels a Lot Like. . .
It really is Star Trek:BSG.
And I'm fine with that. #StarTrekDiscovery
— Nicholas (@nickjamespoad) October 2, 2017
— S E V H N (@OfficialSEVHN) October 2, 2017
— Tom Green (@TomDGreen) October 2, 2017
So two cast members and floating blue spores? The Expanse is getting around. #StarTrekDiscovery
— Will Gough (@Goughy_7) October 2, 2017
So.. just finished Episode 3 of #StarTrekDiscovery and all I can say is.. Wow! If you want to watch a great sci-fi show, with conspiracy, intrigue, and well rounded, nuanced characters then you should definitely watch.. The Expanse. Like for real. Trek forgot to bring the Trek 🙁
— Brendan Gylee (@NerdVsWorld) October 2, 2017
While some fans may be skeptical about the new Star Trek series, it’s clear the show is getting their attention. Will we catch a glimpse of the love story between Amanda Grayson and Sarek? What was it like for Michael Burnham to grow up around Spock? WTF are those glowing spores?! Will Captain Lorca teach us more about bioluminescence in space before his Tribble freaks out and multiplies? Either way, fans will boldly take to Twitter as the season unfolds.