Kemp Powers’ Twitter bio describes him as a “playwright, screenwriter, storyteller, birdwatcher, pugilist, nerd, gentleman.” He also happens to be a Star Trek: Discovery staff writer who received co-story and co-teleplay credit on the first-season episode, “Choose Your Pain.”

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Three-time Emmy Award-nominated actor Rainn Wilson plays Harry Mudd on Star Trek: Discovery. Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, Wilson is a veteran of movies, television and theater, and is a musician, stage actor and author as well.

Wilson is best known for his role as Dwight Schrute on the long-running comedy series The Office. His other television and film credits include Galaxy Quest, Charmed, Dark Angel, House of 1000 Corpses, Six Feet Under, Juno, Monsters vs. Aliens, Super, The Rocker, Backstrom and the films Smurfs: The Lost Village and Meg. On stage, he's appeared in such productions as Titus Andronicus and, on Broadway, The Tempest (with Patrick Stewart) and London Assurance

He's also written two books, SoulPancake: Chew on Life's Big Questions and The Bassoon King.

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Choose Your Pain

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 concerns about the repercussions of the spore drive jumps on "Ripper".

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Starfleet admiral during the Klingon-Federation War.

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Olatunde Osunsanmi is a writer, producer and director who helmed the Star Trek: Discovery episode "The Butcher's Knife Cares Not for the Lamb's Cry." His previous credits include The Cavern, The Fourth Kind, Falling Skies, Extant, Under the Dome, Sleepy Hollow, Gotham, Bates Motel and The Son.

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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 officer specializing in psychology.

Cornwell was captured by Klingons during a diplomatic mission to Cancri IV but later rescued from the Ship of the Dead by Michael Burnham.

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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 previously appeared in an episode of Killjoys and several installments of the acclaimed miniseries, The Handmaid's Tale

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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 television credits Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead, Gattaca, Chicago Hope, John Doe, Boston Legal, NCIS, Brothers & Sisters, Rizzoli & Isles and The Sweet Life.

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Butcher's Knife Cares Not For The Lamb's Cry, The

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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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 X

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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 counts among his previous credits such films and series The Strain, Bed of the Dead, Workin’ Moms, Dark Matter and Defective.

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(Portrayed by Dennis Andres).

An engineer at the Corvan II mines that requested evacuation during the Klingon-Federation War.

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Matter Synthesizer

A 23rd century device capable of forging atoms into items. Michael Burnham used the device to replicate a uniform during her temporary assignment to the U.S.S. Discovery's science division.

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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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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 University at San Bernadino. The actor, who is of Puerto Rican descent and openly gay, is best known for his roles as Rickie on the television series My So-Called Life and as Angel in the long-running Broadway production of Rent.

Cruz's other television credits include Ally McBeal, Party of Five, NCIS, Pushing Daisies, Noah's Ark, Red Band Society, Shameless, Doubt and 13 Reasons Why. He's been seen in such films as Nixon, Party Monster and He's Just Not That Into You, and on stage in A Perfect Wedding and Tick, Tick... Boom!

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Corvan II

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. Discovery and its destruction of  the Klingon ships.

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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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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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Sweeny is a writer and consulting producer on Star Trek: Discovery. His previous credits include The 4400, Medium, Common Law, Elementary and Limitless.

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Oyin Oladejo, who appeared as Lieutenant Junior Grade Joann Owosekun in the Star Trek: Discovery episode "Context Is for Kings," is a Toronto-based actress who hails from Nigeria. After graduating from Humber College`s Theatre Performance Program, Oladejo has amassed such in plays, films and shows as In This World, A Doll's House, TomorrowLove and Pond.

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