“The Butcher’s Knife Cares Not for the Lamb’s Cry” sees our favorite tardigrade finally getting a name: Ripper. It’s been brought from the USS Glenn and is to be researched for use as a weapon. As it turns out, its real good at powering ships with Spore Drives.
On the Ship of the Dead Voq is struggling to keep his followers fed when Kol shows up.
Behind the Camera
In the director’s chair for “The Butcher’s Knife Cares Not for the Lamb’s Cry” is Olatunde Osunsanmi. This is his debut in the Star Trek universe, but will become a familiar face. We’ll see him once more this season with “What’s Past is Prologue.” But in the off-season, he’ll go on to direct the outstanding Star Trek: Short Treks episode “Calypso.” He’ll be coming back for a few episodes in season two, with “Point of Light” being the first. His is a style I’m very enthusiastic about.
This week’s episode was written by Jesse Alexander and Aron Eli Coleite. Alexander wrote several episodes of Alias and Heroes, and even an episode of Bryan Fuller’s Hannibal. This is his first foray in Star Trek, but he’ll come back in a few episodes with “Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad.” Aron Eli Coleite will also team up with him on that episode.
In Front of the Camera
- We meet Jayne Brook as Admiral Cornwell, who definitely seems incredible cool.
- While we didn’t mention her until now because there were just so many characters, Mary Chieffo as L’Rell definitely seems like she’s going to be a thing.
- Wilson Cruz as Dr. Hugh Culber is introduced and the Star Trek universe is better for it.
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