ST:D 3.05

Star Trek Discovery: Episode 3.05
Die Trying

So the crew of the discovery makes it to Federation HQ. It’s shrouded in a force field and hidden away from the galaxy.

The guy in charge is the very photogenic Fleet Admiral Charles Vance. Possibly a reference to science fiction writer Jack Vance.

Oded Fehr as Admiral Vance

The admiral is suspicious of the crew and keeps them at a distance. But with a medical crisis underway, he eventually gets their help to retrieve a seed from a stranded spaceship. This must be a future version of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway.

Off they go, and with the usual pyrotechnics and CGI they retrieve the seed, only to leave Security officer Nahn behind.

Rachel Ancheril as D. Nahn

So that’s one mission done. Here’s hoping the rest of the season doesn’t descent into a mission-per-episode and looses its long plot arc.