NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JANUARY 17: Actor Ethan Peck attends the "Star Trek: Discovery" Season 2 Premiere at the Conrad New York on January 17, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)
TV - Movies
The Star Trek:
Strange New
Worlds Episode That
Likely Means More
Than You Think
If "Strange New Worlds" can win over fans who have been more than happy to gripe about "Discovery," then it is safe to assume that it's partly because of the new show's willingness to take on big questions. However, there's one episode and a particularly funny one to boot, that seems to have the most profound meaning yet seen on "Strange New Worlds."
Fans took to Reddit to discuss the deeper meaning behind Episode 5, "Spock Amok," where Spock and his fiancé T'Pring attempt a specific type of Vulcan mind meld to better understand each other. One fan noted, "Sure, I loved the humor in this episode as much as anyone but I was really intrigued by the concept of Empathy or 'Radical Empathy'."
The fan continued by saying "I thought [that] was a very Trekkian subject to deal with," and "that it is supremely important to consider in these times of divisiveness, and that it was approached really well without being too blatant." Other Redditors agreed and are calling the episode an “instant classic.”