Check Out 11 New Photos From “The Sound of Thunder” – ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 2, Episode 6

This afternoon CBS released a whopping 10 new images from “The Sound of Thunder,” the sixth episode of the second season of Star Trek: Discovery, which features a return to Saru’s planet Kaminar, first seen in Star Trek: Short Treks episode “The Brightest Star.”



When a new signal appears over Saru’s home planet, Burnham, Saru and the crew embark on a perilous mission that puts Saru in danger and raises questions about the Red Angel’s intentions. Hugh struggles to come to terms with his new reality.

UPDATE: 1 more photo

“The Sound of Thunder” — Episode #206 — Pictured: Doug Jones as Saru (CBS)

New photos


Earlier CBS released the trailer for “The Sound of Thunder” exclusively on the official Star Trek site (for USA only). Netflix has also released the trailer on social media. You can watch the trailer below from their Instagram post (viewable globally).

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"Warm up the phasers." All new episode 22 February.

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How to watch “The Sound of Thunder”

Star Trek: Discovery is available exclusively in the USA on CBS All Access. It airs in Canada on Space and streams on CraveTV. It is available on Netflix everywhere else.

“The Sound of Thunder” will be released on All Access on Thursday, February 21st, 2019 at 8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT. It will air on Space at 8:00pm ET/5:00pm PT on the same day. It will be available on Netflix the next morning, Friday, February 22nd, 2019.

Keep up with all the Star Trek: Discovery news at TrekMovie.

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I think you posted the wrong synopsis there. ;)

Whoops, fixed.

I don’t mean to be a pain, but the wrong trailer title is embedded also.

Yep. Rushed this out. Fixed.

You guys don’t get enough thanks for posting the stuff. Thanks for posting this stuff.

With that title, might we expect time travel? Dinosaurs and Butterflies? Oh my.

Bad CGI Dinosaurs, butterflies and reptilian gorillas!

Looks like Spock will have to wait at least another week (unless they end this episode on a cliffhanger reveal).

Yep. I hope they don’t even mention him this episode because I’ve gotten to the point they they need to stop mentioning him or bring him into the fold at this point. We can only be teased for so long before we stop caring.

You know, those oily aliens look a lot like Armus from the TNG episode where Tasha was killed.

I’m thinking the Sheliak from TNG’s “The Ensigns of Command”

The Ba’ul seem like reimagined Tholians.

Anyone think there’s a chance they might actually be Kelpians?

Yes under the muck it looks like the shape, the hands and finger give it away.

Yep, that’s a popular theory. It should be very interesting to see where they take it.

I have a feeling this will be one of the better episodes. Just as well saru has lost his fear, it looks like he’s going to need all the braveness and strength he can muster.

I’m pretty sure this is the first episode after they changed showrunners. Part of the reason was the first five episodes going over budget – easy to believe, there was a lot of eye candy.
It will be interesting to see if there is a change of tone or a noticeable pull back on the production spend.

As far as I remember they fired the showrunners during production of episode 5. At that point the next few episodes had probably already been written. I don’t expect to see a radical shift.

Yep. Another reason to not expect too much of a change is because, as a heavily serialized season of TV, Harberts and Berg had mapped out the season arc in early 2018. So the writing will likely change a bit here and there, and I’m sure there’ll be a “bottle” episode or two to help with costs in the second half of the season, but overall it’s hard to dramatically change course on a season of modern serialized TV once production has begun.

That first photo reminds me of TOS Enterprise’s arboretum in “The Man Trap”. Maybe Gertrude the plant is from Kaminar.

Fingers crossed that Airiam gets to shine in a subplot. I mean, heck… Why would they specifically show a solo image of her in the lab?

Yep. I assume so. The showrunners and the actress have all said she gets more to do this season :-)

Awesome. Everything about Airiam is a huge question mark, so I’m eager to know a little more about her.

Didn’t they change the actress?

I want to know if she has a boyfriend.

It’s nice to see that Saru’s sister didn’t get eaten (or whatever it is what the Ba’ul do with the Kelpiens) while Saru was off-world! Can you imagine what bummer THAT would be for him upon returning home!?

Nice? Yes! Logical? Not neccessarily, given the amount of time he’s been away (must’ve been at least a couple of years). But to be expected! ;-)

Nice to see that the short treks are starting to tie into the show.

I see that once again tonight’s episode will run about 75 mins on Space Channel with commercials so we get approx 10-12 mins of programming more than the usual 60 min program. I know that some fans dislike the fact it is a streaming show, but longer episodes is certainly an advantage of Discovery not having to fit into the usual network programming time slots. As long as the stories are good, then let’s enjoy it. Let’s see what they deliver tonight.

I watched this episode. Saru is my favorite Star Trek: Discovery character by far. I’m happy we got to meet his sister and see his home planet.

Just watched the latest show… seriously this show gets better and better every week!