"Calypso", arguably the best of the Short Treks, also led some fans to believe the Red Angel was Zora, U.S.S. Michael Burnham, Jr. was a female 23rd century Human Starfleet officer raised on Vulcan by Ambassador Sarek and Amanda Grayson following the death of her parents. female 1,173, This story has been shared 1,128 times. Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. By 2255, Burnham was lieutenant. Dr. Burnham discovered that she was unable to stay long in any other time period, as the suit had become tethered to her new home – the planet Terralysium – in the future, and she was pulled back there soon after each jump. "I appreciated the statement it makes all on its own to have this woman with this male name, just speaking of the amelioration of how we see men and women in the future," she said at TCA. Photo Credits: Jan Thijs, CBS; NBC, Virginia Sherwood/NBC; Netflix; Pop TV; Robert Viglasky, Hartswood Films; Fred Hayes/Disney+, Fox, PopTV; Bettina Strauss/Netflix; Nicole Rivelli/Amazon, Netflix, Frank Masi/Apple, Disney, Jasper Savage/Hulu; Diyah Pera/CW, Sonequa Martin-Green Reveals the Emotional Moment Nichelle Nichols Passed the. A Cast Guide To Netflix's Film Version of the Tony Award-Winning Play, Meet the Gay Pioneers Who Made 'The Boys in the Band' Happen, Real-Life Couple Ben Lewis and Blake Lee Cast in Lifetime's First LGBTQ Movie, Kate Winslet's Movie Love Interests (If They Were Sandwiches), Sorry, Lily Collins, Emily from 'Emily in Paris' is Definitely Not 22. science officer, USS Discovery Burnham woke up three hours later in the ship's medical bay. Star Trek: Discovery turned the heads of many Star Trek fans when it was revealed that lead character Michael Burnham is Spock’s adopted sister. Was 'Emily in Paris' Really Filmed in Paris? We’ve known pretty much from the pilot that Burnham’s parents died during a Klingon attack on the planet Doctari Alpha, which led Burnham to take rash action against the aliens the next time they showed up, and ostensibly kicked off the Klingon/Federation War that consumed Season 1 of the show. Copyright 2018 ComicBook.com. Burnham was relieved of her post and was sent to the brig. 'The Great British Baking Show's Breakout Star, 'The Great British Baking Show' Soda Bread Challenge Shows off the Bakers' Biggest Fault This Year, 'Fargo' Season 4 Episode 4 Recap: The Snowman Cometh, Jessie Buckley Is the Existential Tour de Force 2020 Needs, Who Plays Swanee Capps in 'Fargo'? Mike attempted to barricade the kitchen door, while Dr. Burnham hid Michael in a cabinet. Sarek's shame ultimately only grew when, eventually, Spock unexpectedly chose to join Starfleet instead of the Expeditionary Group, rendering Sarek's sacrifice of Burnham's Vulcan career pointless. Together, they developed the Red Angel suit as part of Project Daedalus, a project built on Klingon time travel research and the Burnhams' own theory that the periodic technological leaps forward experienced by civilizations across the universe could be attributed to time travel. All the latest gaming news, game reviews and trailers. (DSC novel: Desperate Hours; DSC episodes: "The Vulcan Hello", "Battle at the Binary Stars"), In 2256, Burnham went with Captain Georgiou to the Crepusculan homeworld. (DSC episodes: "The Vulcan Hello", "Battle at the Binary Stars", "Lethe"), Burnham and her foster brother Spock would listen to Amanda when she read Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The Angel appeared to Spock in the 2230s after Michael Burnham was adopted by Sarek of Vulcan; it told Spock where Michael had run away to, which ended up saving her life. Sign up and add shows to get the latest updates about your favorite shows - Start Now. 3,266, This story has been shared 2,908 times. Burnham suggested to Georgiou that they capture the Sarcophagus's commander, T'Kuvma. Part of the reason it was impossible to figure out The Red Angel’s identity is that a good chunk of information crucial not just to this season’s mystery but the overall plot of the show was held in reserve until halfway through this episode. After a scuffle with the other prisoners, Burnham was brought before the Discovery's captain, Gabriel Lorca. (DIS: "Battle at the Binary Stars", "The Red Angel", "Perpetual Infinity"), During that time, the Burnhams had originally planned a vacation to Mars, but Michael begged them to stay three more days in order to witness a nearby star go supernova. Thus, Sarek chose Spock and Burnham believed that it was her weaknesses that resulted in this choice, and that Sarek was wrong to believe in her – a sentiment Amanda dismissed. Burnham was born to human parents, who were killed when she was a child during a Klingon raid on a Human-Vulcan research facility on Doctari Alpha, where the family lived. The crew's belief that Michael was the Red Angel was reinforced by Spock assessing that the Red Angel's appearances coincided when Michael herself was in danger - when she ran away from home as a little girl, when she was injured on an asteroid in "Brother", and when she nearly perished in an extinction-level event in "New Eden". It seems she escaped by using the Red Angel suit to time travel. For 99% of this week’s episode, we were all totally correct… Until that very last moment when it turned out The Red Angel is a Burnham, but it ain’t Michael: it’s her mother. Martin-Green was on board with the moniker twist from the beginning, which she calls a "lovely symbol," as it not only helped her understand her character's backstory — a human raised by a Vulcan (James Frain) — but is in line with the franchise's message of open-mindedness and diversity, and a future with more gender fluidity. Star Trek: Discovery has revealed an important new element to the relationship between Spock and Burnham that would explain why the half-Vulcan never mentioned his adopted sister previously. first officer, USS Shenzhou Mike Burnham Star Trek: Discovery finally revealed who the Red Angel is. (DIS: "The Red Angel", "Perpetual Infinity", "New Eden", "An Obol for Charon"), Dr. Burnham thought Michael's plan to upload the data into the Red Angel suit and reprogram it to travel much farther into the future was a good one, but felt she needed to go with the suit in case the plan didn't work. Turns out, Burnham’s parents were in charge of a secret operation called Project Daedalus tasked with building The Red Angel’s time travel suit, part of a temporal cold war.

However, Georgiou refused this idea and ordered Burnham to stand down. 508. When she encountered Spock, she discovered his unique Human-Vulcan psychology and dyslexia made him the only person who could overcome the atemporal dysplasia which prevented her from communicating with anyone else. Rank: During her time there, Burnham was targeted by Logic extremists who were against Vulcan-human interactions. Unfortunately, the Klingons attacked the facility. Burnham tried to bring Georgiou's body back with her but was unable. Despite Burnham asking why she was brought aboard the Discovery, she listened to Lorca offering to help him with his mission. All evidence pointed to Michael's future self as the Red Angel, specifically a data core left behind by the A.I. The crew of the Discovery, cooperating with Section 31, then set up "a mouse trap" to capture and contain the Red Angel so it couldn't time travel back to the future.

That's a deep dive on female Michaels," Harberts said. Michael Burnham was a 23rd century Human woman, a career Starfleet officer in the 2250s decade. 'Emily in Paris' Star Lucas Bravo Says Critics "Are Right" About Cliches in the Show, 'Emily in Paris' Controversy Grows As French Critics Chime In, Help! Michael Burnham was a 23rd century Human woman, a career Starfleet officer in the 2250s decade.

Instead, the woman who emerged from the Red Angel suit wasn't Michael Burnham but Michael Burnham's mother.

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Michael Burnham Michael Burnham: Birthdate: April 15, 1759: Birthplace: Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut: Death: Immediate Family: Son of Aaron Burnham and Hannah Burnham (Pitkin) Brother of Hannah Roberts (Burnham); Aaron Burnham and Simeon Burnham Half brother of A simulacrum of Michael Burnham was created by the Excalbians in 2411 as part of their trials of good vs evil. By creating an account, you verify that you are at least 13 years of age, and have read and agree to the Comicbook.com Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, By Jamie Lovett Both of Burnham's parents worked for Section 31. Michael certainly wouldn't be the first female TV character named after a father, if that in fact becomes canon: How I Met Your Mother's Robin (Cobie Smulders) was … Thus, in 2249, at the age of 23, Burnham joined Starfleet and the Shenzhou's crew as a xenoanthropologist. Since the Red Angel was introduced, numerous fan theories sprang up about who or what it could be. Human Stream It Or Skip It: 'Rooting For Roona' On Netflix, A Documentary About A Girl With Birth Defects Facing Overwhelming Odds, Stream It Or Skip It: 'The Perfect Weapon' On HBO, A Documentary About The Rise Of Cyber Attacks, Stream It Or Skip It: 'Time' on Amazon Prime, An Against-The-Odds Love Story That Pushes Hard Against A Broken System, 'Time' on Prime Video: Your Guide to Rob G. Rich's Case, Horny for Horror: The Naughtiest Sex Scenes in Scary Movies, Final Girl Friday: Long Live the Grinning May Queen of Horror, Florence Pugh, 'The Wolf of Snow Hollow' Exclusive Clip: Managing a Crime Scene Isn't Easy, AMC+ Is Well-Positioned To Expand Shudder's Reach Past Spooky Season, 'Dolly Parton: Here I Am' Is A Testament To The Artistry And Image Of Country Music's "Backwoods Barbie", Stream It Or Skip It: 'BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky' on Netflix, The Journey Of The World's Most Popular Girl Group, Shawn Mendes Doc 'In Wonder' to Premiere on Netflix, 10 Times Eddie Van Halen Blew Up Your Television, Stream It Or Skip It: 'A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting' on Netflix, Derivative Kid Fodder for the Terminally Bored, Pixar's 'Soul' to Premiere Exclusively on Disney+ This December, 'Hocus Pocus 2' Release Date, Cast, and Everything We Know So Far, Who Are 'The Boys In The Band'? Enroute to the object, Burnham lost contact lost contact with the Shenzhou. In any case, all of this is predicated on the reveal at the very beginning of the episode: that The Red Angel’s brainwaves match Michael Burnham’s, so ergo The Red Angel is Michael Burnham.