Things Get Brutal Fast In Star Trek: Discovery Half-Season Premiere Ep ‘Despite Yourself’
By Andrea Thompson
The crew learned many things in Despite Yourself, the half-season premiere of Star Trek: Discovery. Not only is the unknown destination they found themselves in last episode a parallel universe, but there’s an enemy to meet, and it is them. The peaceful Federation is a fascist Empire who despises all things nonhuman and is waging a war against rebels comprised of other species fighting for freedom. Likewise, there are alternate, evil versions of themselves whose lives have taken radically different paths, and whom the characters all must impersonate to survive and make it back home.