Discovering Saru’s Dark Side

Episode seven of Mission Log Live covers episode eight of Star Trek: Discovery – “Si Vis Pacem, Para Vellum.” This week, your questions and comments about strange new worlds, Saru’s outburst, and all those other bridge officers. Plus special guest Dr. Ali Mattu from The Psych Show, online at

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  1. gizmochimp says:

    Probably the weakest episode of the series so far. It’s seven episodes in and I still know basically nothing about any of these characters.For instance Saru… he’s still the scared alien and that’s it. Completely one note. Do any of these characters have a life or personality beyond their character’s main character trait? Why are we supposed to care about any of them? This format lends itself to building strong characters and it seems more and more like the writers don’t even know who these characters are beyond the superficial.

    • VargrVeum says:

      I think Saru’s character as an individual is unfortunately masked behind the very cool ideas behind the evolutionary path of his species, there is some nuance there but it’s all seen through that very specific lens.
      I was quite surprised that other characters bring his threat response up to tease him – in a society otherwise defined by its progressive attitudes and philosophy, it felt strange to hear Georgiou dismiss his concerns simply because “that’s just how Kelpians are”.

  2. Scott Newland says:

    Regarding the break in the season, it’s a new experience for me as I don’t watch much TV, but I’m perfectly OK with it. For one thing, it will allow me/us to fully savor Star Trek Next Gen’s final episodes on Mission Log!