ST:D 2.02

Star Trek Discovery 2.02 New Eden

with Jonathan Frakes (director)

Discovery, following another mysterious stellar signal, uses the Spore Drive and arrives at a planet with a previously unknown human population; evidence suggests that their culture dates from the time of World War III.

An away party including Captain Pike, Burnham, and Joann Owosekun investigate and discover a primitive society with a religion combining multiple human faiths; a few citizens preserve tales of the war. Much of the action takes place within the settlement’s church.

A better episode, this captures some of the spirit of the original show and Next Generation.