STAR TREK: Gold Archive #2 – Through the Valley of Shadows

Star Trek: Discovery’s Valley of Shadows is the episode which sets modern Trek onto its current path. It paves the way for Strange New Worlds, locks the new canon and the old together, and sets the Discovery on its path to the future and a final frontier of its very own.

In this deep dive for Obverse Books I examine the episode, the role it plays in the narrative of Trek and how Captain Chris Pike, and future Captain Michael Burnham, are both shaped by its events.