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Aarniokoski, Douglas
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Douglas Aarniokoski made his Discovery directing debut with the first-season episode, “Lethe.” During his career, he worked his way up the ranks from second assistant director to first...

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Acamar System
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Located in the Mempa Sector in the Beta Quadrant, a binary system of two A-class stars, one of which is 50-60 light-years from Sol, and the home of the Acamarians and the Gatherers....

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Active Camouflage
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Technology used by the rebels to hide their secret base on the planet Harlak from the Terran Empire.

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Airiam
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(Portrayed by Sara Mitich). A Lieutenant Commander and synthetic-human hybrid on the U.S.S. Discovery,

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Alexander, Jesse
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Jesse Alexander serves as a writer and co-executive producer on Star Trek: Discovery. A California native, Alexander counts among his many prior credits Lost, Alias, Heroes, Hannibal and Agent...

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Anderson, Brett
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(Portrayed by Terry Serpico). Starfleet Admiral at the Battle at the Binary Stars. He was killed when a Klingon Cleave ship attacked the U.S.S. Europa.

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Andorians
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Planet: Andoria. Humanoid Federation members are blue-skinned in appearance, with bilateral antennae that reflect their emotional state, and characteristically white hair. Andorians are...

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Andres, Dennis
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Dennis Andres played the doomed Corvan II mining colony engineer, Rance, in the Star Trek: Discovery episode, “The Butcher’s Knife Cares Not for the Lamb’s Cry.” The actor...

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Antiproton Chamber
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Technology used by Starfleet personnel during the mid 23rd century to re-knit DNA strands. The chamber was used by Dr. Nambue on Michael Burnham following her exploration of the Klingon artifact.

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Arhin, Arista
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Arista Arhin plays Young Michael Burnham on Star Trek: Discovery. The child actress, who hails from Canada, counts among her previous credits a guest shot on The Mystery Files and a recurring role...

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Armillaria ostoyae
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A species of plant pathogenic fungus in the Physalacriaceae family. Lt. Stamets discovered it on the arm of his mirror self.

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Asante, Sam
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Sam Asante is the actor who played the Senior Guard in the Star Trek: Discovery episode, “Vaulting Ambition.” Among his other projects are Fifteen Minutes, Fear They Neighbor, Hero,...

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Ava
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A cadet on the I.S.S. Buran that was the sister of the Senior Guard of the I.S.S. Charon and Captain Lorca's former lover.

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Ayres, Michael
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Michael Ayres is the actor who portrayed the Transporter Technician in the first-season Star Trek: Discovery episode, “Into the Forest I Go.” His previous credits include Murdoch...

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Barlow
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(Portrayed by Billy MacLellan). A member of Lorca's  rebel force killed by a I.S.S. Charon guard.

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Barnes, Milton
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Milton Barnes is the Canadian actor who played Deck Crew #1 in the Star Trek: Discovery episode "Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad." His film and TV credits date back more than 20 years and span...

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Barrell, Katherine
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Katherine Barrell is the Canadian actor, producer and director who played Stella Grimes in the Star Trek: Discovery episode, “Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad.” She studied at the...

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Barrett, David M.
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David M. Barrett made his Discovery directing debut with "Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad," but it was not his Trek debut, as he helmed the "Divergence" episode of Enterprise back in 2005....

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bat'leth
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The traditional "sword of honor" preferred by Klingon warriors adept at the martial arts. About a meter long and shaped as a double-semicircle with four points (resembling a two-ended scimitar),...

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Battle at the Binary Stars
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Face to face with Klingon vessels, the U.S.S. Shenzhou prepares for the possibility of war if negotiations fail. Amidst the turmoil, Michael Burnham looks back to her Vulcan upbringing for guidance.

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Berg, Gretchen J.
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Gretchen J. Berg is executive producer of Star Trek: Discovery. Berg, who hails from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, counts among her other writing and/or producing credits Beverly Hills,...

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Beyer, Kirsten
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Kirsten Beyer is a staff writer on Star Trek: Discovery and also author of the long-running Star Trek: Voyager novels. She actually also serves as Discovery’s liaison to the groups working...

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Binkley, Matthew
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Matthew Binkley is the Canadian actor and model who portrayed the Orion character, Shavo, in the first-season finale of Star Trek: Discovery, “Will You Take My Hand?” Born in Toronto,...

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Blake, Jordana
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Jordana Blake is the Canadian child actress who portrayed the Betarian Girl in the Star Trek: Discovery episode, “The Butcher’s Knife Cares Not for the Lamb’s Cry.” She...

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Blueberries
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A popular fruit found on Earth. It was a favorite of Saru.

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Boisvert, Michael
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Michael Boisvert played Captain T'Shen Kovil of the U.S.S. Gargarin, who went down with his ship in the Star Trek: Discovery episode, "Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum." The Toronto-based actor and...

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Brook, Jayne
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Jayne Brook portrays Admiral Cornwell on Star Trek: Discovery. Born in Northbrook, Illinois, the actress boasts a career spanning more than three decades and counts among her numerous film and...

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Bryce, R.A.
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(Portrayed by Ronnie Rowe Jr.). Communications specialist on the U.S.S. Discovery.

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Buran, U.S.S.
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A mid-23rd century Federation starship captained by Gabriel Lorca prior to his assignment on the U.S.S. Discovery. The ship was destroyed by Lorca after it was ambushed during the...

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Burnham, Michael
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(Portrayed by Sonequa Martin-Green) Sometimes, there’s no logic to the lives we lead. Case in point, Commander Michael Burnham. She was born in 2226 to human parents, but raised by the...

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Butcher's Knife Cares Not For The Lamb's Cry, The
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With tensions and stakes high as Starfleet continues in their efforts to end the war with Klingons, Burnham begins to settle in to her new position aboard the U.S.S. Discovery.

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Byrne, Chris
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Chris Byrne made his Star Trek: Discovery directing debut with the first-season episode "Into the Forest I Go," after working as second unit director on "The Vulcan Hello." He previously served as...

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Cancri IV
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Location in the neutral territory of a secret meeting between Sarek and two Klingon houses during the Klingon-Federation War. Admiral Cornwell replaced Sarek as enjoy and was subsequently captured...

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Cawdor System
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Location where mirror Burnham's shuttle was thought to be destroyed by loyalists to Captain Lorca.

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Charon, I.S.S.
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Flagship of the Terran Empire. It was destroyed by the U.S.S. Discovery.

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Chieffo, Mary
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Mary Chieffo, who portrays L'Rell, the battle deck commander of the Klingon ship, on Star Trek: Discovery, has acting in her blood. She is the daughter of actors Beth Grant and Michael Chieffo,...

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Choose Your Pain
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While on a mission, Lorca unexpectedly finds himself in the company of prisoner of war, Starfleet Lieutenant Ash Tyler and notorious intergalactic criminal, Harry Mudd. Burnham voices her...

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Clarke NCC-1661, U.S.S.
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The U.S.S. Clarke NCC-1661 was a mid-23rd century Malachowski class starship destroyed at the Battle of the Binary Stars.

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Coates, Conrad
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Veteran actor Conrad Coates portrays the Vulcan character, Admiral Terral, in Star Trek: Discovery. Coates has appeared in more than 100 television shows and movies dating back to the late 1980s,...

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Cochran, Sean
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Sean Cochran is the Star Trek: Discovery staff writer who penned the teleplay for the first-season episode, “Despite Yourself.” Cochran began his career as a production assistant,...

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Cold
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A Starfleet prisoner in the mid-23rd century that was being transported to Tellum along with Michael Burnham and two other prisoners when their shuttle was intercepted by the U.S.S....

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Coleite, Aron Eli
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Aron Eli Coleite is a writer and co-executive producer on Star Trek: Discovery. He has previously worked on Crossing Jordan, Heroes, The River, Hostages and Home.

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Communicator
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A portable transceiver device in use by Starfleet crews since the mid-22nd century. Earlier versions were designed as a hand-held device with a hardware control interface and a flip-up antennae...

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Connor, Danby
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(Portrayed by Sam Vartholomeos). Ensign on the U.S.S. Shenzhou. Killed in the Battle at the Binary Stars. Mirror Universe Connor was the captain of the I.S.S. Shenzhou. He was killed...

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Context Is for Kings
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Michael Burnham finds herself aboard the U.S.S. Discovery, where she quickly realizes things are not as they seem, including the mysterious Captain Gabriel Lorca.

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Cornwell, Admiral Katrina
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(Portrayed by Jayne Brook). Starfleet admiral who directed the U.S.S. Discovery to defend the Corvan II's inhabitants and mines during a Klingon attack in the mid-23rd century. She is a medical...

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Corvan II
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A planetoid near the Aneto System responsible for 40% of the Federation's dilithium. During the Klingon-Federation War, Corvan II was under attack before the arrival of the U.S.S....

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Coutts, Emily
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Emily Coutts co-stars on Star Trek: Discovery as Keyla Detmer, helmsman of the U.S.S. Shenzhou. The Canadian redhead previously appeared in such films and television shows as Transporter: The...

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Crepuscula
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A twilight race living on a desert planet. As an 89-year maelstorm is about to impact the planet, Captain Georgiou and First Officer Michael Burnham of the U.S.S. Shenzhou discreetly break...

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Crittenden, Jeremy
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Canadian actor Jeremy Crittenden guest starred as Lord Eling in the Star Trek: Discovery episode, “Vaulting Ambition.” His previous credits include The L Word, The Dead Zone, Stan...

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Cruz, Wilson
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Wilson Cruz, who plays Dr. Hugh Culber on Star Trek: Discovery, was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, before relocating with his family to California, where he later attended California State...

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Culber, Dr. Hugh
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(Portrayed by Wilson Cruz) The medical officer of the U.S.S. Discovery, and partner to Lt. Stamets.

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Culpepper, Hanelle M.
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Hanelle M. Culpepper directed “Vaulting Ambition,” episode 12 of Star Trek: Discovery’s first season. A native of Alabama, she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude with a...

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Dauda, Raven
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Toronto-based actress Raven Dauda played Dr. Pollard in “Vaulting Ambition,” a first-season episode of Star Trek: Discovery. On her Twitter page, Dauda describes herself as a...

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Daystrom Institute
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A Federation facility named after the legenday Richard Daystrom, inventor of the Duotronic computer system.

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Deep Space Station K-7
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A 22nd-century, civilian Federation outpost, K-7 was located near Sherman's Planet, and also located only one parsec from a nearby Klingon outpost. The station was near the Mempa Sector in...

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Deline, Jason
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Canadian actor Jason Deline portrayed the Medical Officer in the Star Trek: Discovery episode "Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad." A television and film veteran, he's appeared in DeGrassi: The...

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Dennas
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(Portrayed by Clare McConnell) Klingon leader of the House of D'Ghor.

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Despite Yourself
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While in unfamiliar territory, the crew must get creative to survive against opposing forces and return home. 

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Detmer, Keyla
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(Portrayed by Emily Coutts). Conn officer on the U.S.S. Shenzhou. Detmer was injured in a bridge explosion while serving on the U.S.S. Shenzhou during the Battle at the Binary Stars....

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Discovery NCC-1031, U.S.S.
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A Federation Crossfield class starship captained by Gabriel Lorca. The ship featured an experimental propulsion drive.

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Displacement-Activated Spore Hub Drive
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An experimental technology developed by Paul Stamets and Science Officer Straal during the mid-23rd century that allowed starships to travel instantly across a mycelium network. The technology was...

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Disruptor
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Used by Klingons in the mid 23rd century.

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Disruptor Rifle
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Used by Klingons in the mid 23rd century.

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Doctari Alpha
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The location of a Vulcan science outpost which came under Klingon attack and resulted in the death of Michael Burnham's parents. Michael was saved when her mother hid her in a kitchen cabinet.

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Donatu V
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Location of a Klingon / Federation battle in the mid 23rd century.

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Drake, Admiral
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(Portrayed by Melanie Nicholls-King) A member of Starfleet leadership that debated Cornwell's plan to attack the Klingon homeworld.

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Edison NCC-1683, U.S.S.
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The U.S.S. Edison NCC-1683 was a mid-23rd century Hoover class starship destroyed at the Battle of the Binary Stars.

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Eling, Lord
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(Portrayed by Jeremy Crittenden). A member of the Emperor's inner circle, Lord Eling's life was spared following Michael Burnham's revelation that she is from another universe.

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Europa NCC-1648, U.S.S.
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The U.S.S. Europa NCC-1648 was a mid-23rd century Nimitz class starship destroyed by a Klingon Cleave ship at the Battle of the Binary Stars, killing all on-board including Admiral Brett...

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Fortune Cookies
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An crisp cookie popular on Earth prior to the 23rd Century. The cookie included "fortune" inside which was an aphorism or prophecy. Captain Lorca's family owned a fortune cookie company in...

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Fouad, Hamza
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A self-described "Actor/ Photographer/ Spoken Word Artist/ Speaker/ Rebel-rouser," Hamza Fouad entered the Star Trek universe with an appearance as Deck Crew #2 in the Discovery episode, "Magic to...

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Frain, James
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James Frain, Sarek on Star Trek: Discovery, is a respected British actor whose many film and television credits include Prime Suspect, Elizabeth, Hilary and Jackie, The Tudors, FlashForward, True...

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Frakes, Jonathan
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For seven seasons, Jonathan Frakes played Will Riker on Star Trek: The Next Generation. He is also an accomplished director, with credits on Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space...

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Fuller, Bryan
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Bryan Fuller is the co-creator and executive producer of Star Trek: Discovery. A lifelong Star Trek and sci-fi fan whose first writing staff job and learning lab was with Star Trek: Voyager for...

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Gagarin NCC-1309, U.S.S.
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A Federation Shepard class ship captained by T'Shen Kovil that came under attack by six Klingon vessels and was destroyed in a mid-23rd century battle.

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Gant, Kamran
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(Portrayed by Ali Momen). Tactical officer on the U.S.S. Shenzhou.

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Georgiou, Philippa
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(Portrayed by Michelle Yeoh) Georgiou was born in Malaysia, on Earth. A graduate of Starfleet Academy, she rose to the rank of Captain, becoming one of Starfleet’s most-decorated officers....

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Gilchrist, Riley
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Riley Gilchrist played Shukar, a male Andorian, in Star Trek: Discovery. The actor’s many previous film and television credits include The Smartest Woman Survival Guide, Warehouse 13,...

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Glenn NCC-1030, U.S.S.
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The U.S.S. Glenn NCC-1030 was a Federation Crossfield class starship in the mid-23rd century that was researching a new, experimental organic-propulsion system along with the U.S.S. Discovery. An...

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Goldsman, Akiva
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Raised in Brooklyn Heights, New York, Akiva Goldsman received his bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University and attended the graduate fiction writing program at New York University. His...

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Gorch, Admiral
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(Portrayed by Harry Judge). A Starfleet admiral that boarded the U.S.S. Discovery upon its return from the mirror universe. Mirror Universe A Tellarite member of Fire Wolf's inner circle that...

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Gormagander
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Commonly called a space whale, gormaganders are a space-borne extremophile that spend their lives feeding on alpha particles in solar winds. When they become separated from their pods, the...

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Grafk
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A member of the House of T’Kuvma, Grafk was killed by General Kol’s followers following their takeover of the Sarcophagus ship.

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Grant, Anthony
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Anthony Grant is the Canadian-American actor/writer/director who appeared as the Klingon Comm Officer in the Star Trek: Discovery episode, "Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum" and as Er'toom in "Will You...

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Grayson, Amanda
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(Portrayed by Jane Wyatt and Mia Kirshner). Born in 2210, Grayson was a schoolteacher from Earth who married the Vulcan diplomat Sarek and gave birth to Spock in 2230. Grayson was also the...

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Green Tea
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A hot beverage favored by people from Earth. Michael Burnham enjoyed a cup following her mission to save Sarek.

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Grimes, Barron
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(Portrayed by Peter MacNeill). The arms dealer was also the father of Harry Mudd's fiance, Stella. Grimes offered a reward to find Mudd after he disappeared with Stella's...

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Grimes Mudd, Stella
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(Portrayed by Katherine Barrell and Kay Elliott). Harry Mudd's fiance and later wife.

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Grossman, Julianne
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Julianne Grossman, who provides the voice of the U.S.S. Discovery’s computer, is an actress, standup comic and veteran voiceover artist. Her many credits include Doubt, Spaceballs: The...

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GS54
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An organism that feeds on electricity. In the mid-23rd century, a shuttle carrying Michael Burnham and three other prisoners was disabled when GS54 begins feeding on the shuttle's power system. 

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H'Atoria
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A Vulcan ship that crossed into Klingon space two hundred and forty years before the Battle at the Binary Stars. The Klingons attacked and destroyed the vessel. 

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Harberts, Aaron
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Aaron Harberts is executive producer of Star Trek: Discovery. The Iowa native has also written and/or produced Beverly Hills, 90210, the film Valentine, Roswell, John Doe, Wonderfalls, Pepper...

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Harlak
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The location of a secret rebel base which was to be destroyed by Michael Burnham on orders from the Terran Emperor. Burnham beamed down to the base with Lt. Tyler in an effort to learn about the...

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Hetrick, Glenn
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Glenn Hetrick, Star Trek: Discovery's creature and makeup effects designer, was raised in Hellertown, PA. His proclivity for horror films, particularly those of the Universal and Hammer Studios...

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Hoover, U.S.S.
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A mid-23rd century starship ambushed and destroyed by Klingon vessels during the Klingon-Federation War.

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Howell, Justin
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Justin Howell is the stuntman and actor who portrays the Klingon, Rejac, on Star Trek: Discovery. Among his previous credits are Reign, Lost Girl, The Strain, Killjoys, Arrow, Suicide Squad,...

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Humphrey, Luke
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Luke Humphrey is the actor who portrayed V'Latak, the Vulcan logic extremist who tried to assassinate Ambassador Sarek (James Frain), in the Star Trek: Discovery episode, "Lethe." His prior...

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Interstellar Positioning Relays
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Mid 23rd century technology that allowed Starfleet to monitor remote boundries of Federation space. During a routine check, the U.S.S. Shenzhou discovered a relay that was intentionally...

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Into the Forest I Go
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Bypassing Starfleet's orders, Captain Gabriel Lorca uses the U.S.S. Discovery crew's ultimate asset, the ship itself, in an effort to end the war with the Klingons once and for all.

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