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‘Star Trek: Discovery’ heads off on its final quest

The fifth and final season of Star Trek Discovery has arrived at Paramount+ and Captain Michael Burnham and her crew are heading off on one final quest.

Unlike the many different iterations of Star Trek that have come before and after this series, the characters on Discovery have been through more character development and transformations to their environment that any of the other shows in the franchise.

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Over the previous four seasons Captain Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) has had lots of changes in her life, and lots of different haircuts too.

She’s gone from First Officer to disgraced crew member in prison, then on to being a hard-working team seeking redemption, and eventually becoming the Captain of the ship.

Along the way the crew has dealt with mirror universes filled with dictatorial versions of themselves, discovered secret Klingons among their numbers, and travelled hundreds of years into the future and stayed there.

The final season sees the crew taking on a quest, a treasure hunt across the galaxy. The stakes are high and there’s a whole bunch of new crew members and fresh villians to get to know.

All your favourite characters are there too, and we get to see the development of the relationships of the shows many queer characters including Chief engineer Paul Stammets (Anthony Rapp) and his husband, the ship’s doctor, Hugh Culber.

We also see non-binary Adira Tal (Blu del Barrio) and their transgender partner Gray (Ian Alexander) reunited.

Joining the show this season is Callum Keith Rennie as new officer Rayner. He rubs the Discovery crew up the wrong way when they first meet, but they’re going to have to learn to work together.

The first episode also reveals a link back to some classic episodes of the franchise, but we’re not given out any spoilers, you’ll have to watch.

The OUTinPerth team has watched the first five episodes of the new series, and oh-boy, it’s quite a ride.

The first two episodes are available now, and a new episode comes out each week. We can’t wait to see the rest of the series!

Stream Star Trek: Discovery on Paramount+

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