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"Point of Light" is the 18th episode of Star Trek: Discovery, the 3rd episode of the show's second season, released on CBS All Access on 31 January 2019.


A surprise visitor to the USS Discovery brings shocking news about Spock and dredges up past regrets for Burnham. Following the asteroid incident, Tilly struggles to keep a grip on her reality. L'Rell's authority on Qo'noS is threatened.


Log entries[]

Personal log, Commander Michael Burnham, stardate 1029.46 
Any rational explanation for the seven signals that have appeared across the galaxy continues to escape me. And with it, perhaps, any chance of a relationship with my brother Spock. What did he see in them that I can't? My failure to understand feels like a failure to reach him at a time when he might me need me most.



May AhearnAiriamR.A. BryceMichael BurnhamControlKeyla DetmerPhilippa Georgiou (mirror)Amanda GraysonAndre HaynesAlbert KimKol-ShaLelandL'RellLinusJoann OwosekunChristopher PikeGen RhysSaruPaul StametsTenavikSylvia TillyAsh TylerUjilliDiego VelaUSS Discovery computer
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May AhearnGabriel LorcaSarekSpock

Starships and vehicles[]

USS Discovery (Crossfield-class science vessel) • NCIA-93
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D7 class battlecruiser


the galaxy's Alpha or Beta QuadrantQo'noS (K'lai Klinzhai star system, Qo'noS sector, Beta Quadrant) • Boreth

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States and organizations[]

FederationStarfleetKlingon Empire

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Technology and weapons[]

displacement activated spore hub drivephaserphaser pistolstarshiptype-2 phaserwarp drive

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Ranks and titles[]

captaincommandercommanding officerensignfirst officerlieutenant commander

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bootclothinggovernmentnation-statepantsraces and culturesrankRed AngelscienceStarfleet uniformStarfleet uniform (2240s-2265)titletunicuniform


2250s decade (2250s chronology, Discovery voyages
Christopher Pike continues his investigation aboard USS Discovery, his new command.



  • The 18th episode of Discovery, this episode was made available on CBS All Access streaming service for subscribers only on 31 January 2019.


Star Trek: Discovery episodes
season 1 chapter 1 "The Vulcan Hello" • "Battle at the Binary Stars" • "Context Is for Kings" • "The Butcher's Knife Cares Not for the Lamb's Cry" • "Choose Your Pain" • "Lethe" • "Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad" • "Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum" • "Into the Forest I Go"
chapter 2 "Despite Yourself" • "The Wolf Inside" • "Vaulting Ambition" • "What's Past Is Prologue" • "The War Without, The War Within" • "Will You Take My Hand?"
season 2 "Brother" • "New Eden" • "Point of Light" • "An Obol for Charon" • "Saints of Imperfection" • "The Sound of Thunder" • "Light and Shadows" • "If Memory Serves" • "Project Daedalus" • "The Red Angel" • "Perpetual Infinity" • "Through the Valley of Shadows" • "Such Sweet Sorrow"
season 3 "That Hope Is You, Part 1" • "Far From Home" • "People of Earth" • "Forget Me Not" • "Die Trying" • "Scavengers" • "Unification III" • "The Sanctuary" • "Terra Firma" • "Su'Kal" • "There Is A Tide..." • "That Hope Is You, Part 2"
season 4 "Kobayashi Maru" • "Anomaly" • "Choose to Live" • "All Is Possible" • "The Examples" • "Stormy Weather" • "...But to Connect"

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