(Portrayed by Melanie Nicholls-King)

A member of Starfleet leadership that debated Cornwell's plan to attack the Klingon homeworld.

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What's Past Is Prologue

Lorca plans to move forward with a coup against the Emperor, propelling Burnham to make a quick decision to save not only herself, but the U.S.S. Discovery.

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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 “Spiritual alien masking as a human being who's learning how to love, act, write, design, teach and listen... in order to take over the world! Muah haa haa!” A veteran of film, television, stage and voiceover work, her credits span from Murder at 1600, Soul Food, Resident Evil: Outbreak and Nikita to Heroes Reborn, Mary Kills People, Designated Survivor, Salvation and Falling Water.

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Vaulting Ambition

Burnham heads to the I.S.S. Charon with a special "gift" for the Emperor. With the help of an unexpected source, Stamets gains clarity while trapped inside the mycelial network. And Saru asks for L’Rell’s help.

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Junior Guard

(Portrayed by Marie Ward).

Guard on the I.S.S. Charon.

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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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Marie Ward is the Canadian actress who played the Junior Guard in the first-season Star Trek: Discovery episode, “Vaulting Ambition.” Ward’s many other film and television credits include Due South, Threshold, Mutant X, Honey, Suits, Lost Girl, Ransom and Zombies.

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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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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 Helsing and Taken, as well as the play, Avenue Q.

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Jordon Nardino serves as one of Star Trek: Discovery’s executive producers and wrote the first-season episode “Vaulting Ambition.” Among Nardino’s previous credits as a writer and/or producer are Gilmore Girls, Desperate Housewives, GCB, Smash and Quantico. As the Los Angeles-based Nardino puts it on Twitter, “I write for your girlfriend's favorite TV show.”

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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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Armillaria ostoyae

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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Billy MacLellan, who portrayed the character Barlow in the first-season Star Trek: Discovery episode, “Vaulting Ambition,” is a Canadian actor with television and film credits dating back two decades. Among the projects in which he’s appeared are Playmakers, ReGenesis, Rookie Blue, Flashpoint, Saving Hope, Covert Affairs, Nikita, Defiance, Maudie, Bellevue, The Silence and Caught.

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Senior Guard

(Portrayed by Sam Asante).

The I.S.S. Charon guard that tortured Captain Lorca to gain information about the guard's sister who happened to be Lorca's former lover. Lorca later killed the guard.

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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, Falling Water and Pyrenees

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Charon, I.S.S.

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

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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 B.A. in Economics and French from Lake Forest College in suburban Chicago. For graduate studies, she earned a Master’s degree at USC’s Annenberg School and, while at USC, worked behind the scenes on multiple student film projects in positions ranging from production assistant to producer. In addition to Discovery, Culpepper’s credits as a director include such series, features and telemovies as Deadly Sibling Rivalry, 90210, Criminal Minds, Revenge, Grimm, Castle, Mistresses, The Originals, The Flash and Gotham.

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(Portrayed by Raven Dauda).

The U.S.S. Discovery Medical Officer that attempted to treat Ash Tyler after he was revealed to be Voq.

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Cawdor System

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

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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 unique alliance between the Klingons, Andorians, Vulcans and Tellarites.

The planet was later destroyed by the I.S.S. Charon

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