Star Trek: Discovery Season 4 returns to our screes this week. We’re excited to see how Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) and the crew will tackle the DMA. So, before it drops let’s look back at the first half of Discovery Season 4, and what that might mean . . .
The DMA (Dark Matter Anomaly) has been a decent story thread. As well as providing a good amount of tension, it’s done much for the show. Star Trek has always been about exploration. Furthermore, it’s about mapping the unknown and grounding that within parameters of science-fiction. Consequently, discoveries can spell danger. That’s exactly what’s happened here. If you haven’t seen the first half of Season 4, you won’t know about the DMA. It’s a powerful phenomenon Starfleet knows little about. If you have watched it, t you can read our episode reviews of Discovery Season 4 so far. We’re sure to find out much more about it in the subsequent episodes.
We’ve harked on and about character development in Star Trek: Discovery. More specifically, we’ve bemoaned the lack of it! We have seen Tilly (Mary Wiseman)undergo a big change though — she left the ship! But some of the best character development has been on another crew member . . . The Computer – Zora (Anabelle Wallis) becoming self-aware has been a highlight of the show, despite being non-corporeal. We can expect more too, probably. But there’s one character that does have a body who is crucial to things . . .
Burnham and Booker
As mentioned, the writers have got so much character stuff wrong. But what they have gotten right is the character of Book (David Ajala). His journey so far has been interesting to watch. The conflict between Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) and Book (David Ajala) has been central to things. Now, we will likely see the two directly clash, for the first time. We can expect there to be some pretty explosive and lasting consequences. Through Book’s character we’ve also seen Michael Burnham grow and change too.
The first half of Discovery Season 4 ended on a decent cliff-hanger. Now, we’re likely to see some awesome action. Whilst Book and Taka (Shawn Doyle) look to take matters into their own hands, it will certainly be Burnham who leading the battle against them. Also, don’t be surprised to see Tilly (Mary Wiseman) return. We think there’s a good chance we’ll see that happen. It looks like this season will bring some big changes in the second half of it. That should make things interesting. We’re not saying this will definitely happen, but we might even see the death of a character. Perhaps if that ends up being the case it will be a sacrifice, to save the day . . .
Star Trek: Discovery Season 4 returns on 10.02.2022 for the second half, following a short mid-season hiatus