Star Trek Discovery 3×03 – People of Earth

We’re on a pretty good winning streak with Disco season 3 as I enjoyed this episode a lot, I am slightly concerned that the honeymoon is coming to an end because I didn’t love this episode as much as the first two.

Nothing I can actively point to in the episode, but there was a vibe, and Burnham’s mopiness was back.  


Spoilers ahead!  

Burnham’s whole I had to let you all go to survive routine is not a good plot or character point.  I think it’s lazy writing and it doesn’t serve the character or actress well.  

Show that she’s changed don’t have her wandering the ship telling people.  I loved the Tilly and Burnham reunion scene, but then I hated elements of it too.  The whole melodrama of Tilly imagining Burnham blowing a dandelion off into the wind dialogue was clumsy despite the perfect chemistry between them (which carries the scene).

I didn’t actively dislike Georgiou in this episode, and I might be warming to her.  Not enough to want to watch a show based on her though and I don’t want them to give her more to do.  But I enjoyed some of her lines.

The non-binary Human/Trill character’s introduction was good, and I very much hope that they are Dax.  I don’t have a problem with the pronouns here after watching Billions and getting accustomed to Taylor Mason.  Which is why I imagine it’s essential to have these characters represented in media to normalise pronouns that are new to many of us.

The scene I chose to represent was the conversation between Saru and Burnham as he sets up (our universe) Georgiou’s telescope.  I just like how the scene is framed and it’s a reminder of their history and the other times that Burnham has just gone off and done her own thing.  

I think I like the scene more for Saru than Burnham, he’s finally the captain, and I think that is wonderful.

I did like the tree scene as well; I’m reading the Hidden Life of Trees right now, so I’m very aware that the tree could still be standing which is lovely.


The original is available over on the Lee Draws Stuff shop until someone snaps it up.

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