Star Trek: Discovery Ripper Origin & Navigator Explained

One of the guiding principles of Starfleet is “to seek out new life and new civilizations.” Though Star Trek: Discovery began its 15 episode voyage introducing the backstory of its lead character Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) and setting up the Klingon War, the series has since settled in and begun embracing the more familiar characteristics of Star Trek. In the past two episodes, Discovery has introduced a new alien species that is rather unlike anything seen before in Star Trek, and then pulled off the neat trick of revealing a surprising function for the alien on board the U.S.S. Discovery.

The Discovery, commissioned as a science and exploratory vessel, has …

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