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* AttackHello: The "Vulcan hello" of the title.
-->'''Burnham:''' Whenever the Vulcans crossed paths with Klingons, the Vulcans fired first. They said "hello" in a language the Klingons understood. Violence brought respect. Respect brought peace. Captain, we have to give the Klingons [[TitleDrop a Vulcan "hello"]].

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* AttackHello: AttackHello:
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The "Vulcan hello" of the title.
-->'''Burnham:''' --->'''Burnham:''' Whenever the Vulcans crossed paths with Klingons, the Vulcans fired first. They said "hello" in a language the Klingons understood. Violence brought respect. Respect brought peace. Captain, we have to give the Klingons [[TitleDrop a Vulcan "hello"]]."hello"]].
** Before that, there's Burnham's run-in with Rejac.
---> '''Burnham:''' I'm Commander Burnham of the United Federation of --\\
'''Rejac:''' ''(roars and attacks)''



'''Burnham:''' Is this amount of sarcasm really necessary?\\

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'''Burnham:''' Is this amount of sarcasm really always necessary?\\

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* EstablishingSeriesMoment: The very first scene is T'Kuvma speechifying to the effect that TheFederation is evil and wants to destroy the Klingon Empire, and they need to fight back. Right away, the storm clouds are gathering.


* ArcWords: "Remain Klingon!" First spoken here by T'Kuvma; repeated by other Klingons throughout the season.

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* ArcWords: "Remain Klingon!" (Klingonese: "tlhIngan maH! taHjaj!" Also translated as "We are Klingons! Let it remain!") First spoken here by T'Kuvma; repeated by other Klingons throughout the season.

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* EpicHail: The Klingon beacon -- a light source that can be instantly seen across half a quadrant -- certainly counts.

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* ArcWords: "Remain Klingon!" First spoken here by T'Kuvma; repeated by other Klingons throughout the season.

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* DeathGlare: When Georgiou comes out of her ready room after being neck-pinched, the glare she shoots at Burnham is even deadlier than her phaser.


* MsFanservice: Only halfway through the first episode, we get to see Creator/SonequaMartinGreen in her undies. That's even faster than [[Series/StarTrekEnterprise Jolene Blaylock]!

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* MsFanservice: Only halfway through the first episode, we get to see Creator/SonequaMartinGreen in her undies. That's even faster than [[Series/StarTrekEnterprise Jolene Blaylock]!Blaylock]]!

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* MsFanservice: Only halfway through the first episode, we get to see Creator/SonequaMartinGreen in her undies. That's even faster than [[Series/StarTrekEnterprise Jolene Blaylock]!


'''Connor:''' ''(smirking)'' Aye, Captain.\\

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'''Connor:''' ''(smirking)'' Aye, Noted, Captain.\\



* ShamingTheMob: The faith of T'Kuvma's followers wavers to the point that they aren't sure if any of the Great Houses will respond to their call to unite if they light the beacon of Kahless. After Rejac is killed, T'Kuvma calls for another to replace him as their "Torchbearer," to honor their House--none will, and even Rejac's own brother expresses his doubts. Then "Voq, son of no one" steps forward, a shamed albino derided as a freak of nature by his fellow Klingons, who declares that while he is not a member of an honored Great House, he will prove his honor through his faith and deeds by taking Rejac's place. T'Kuvma accepts, moved that this shamed outsider has displayed more courage and devotion than the high-ranking members of Great Houses who [[RefusalOfTheCall refused the call]].

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* ShamingTheMob: The faith of T'Kuvma's followers wavers to the point that they aren't sure if any of the Great Houses will respond to their call to unite if they light the beacon of Kahless. After Rejac is killed, T'Kuvma calls for another to replace him as their "Torchbearer," to honor their House--none will, and even Rejac's own brother expresses his doubts. Then "Voq, son of no one" none" steps forward, a shamed albino derided as a freak of nature by his fellow Klingons, who declares that while he is not a member of an honored Great House, he will prove his honor through his faith and deeds by taking Rejac's place. T'Kuvma accepts, moved that this shamed outsider has displayed more courage and devotion than the high-ranking members of Great Houses who [[RefusalOfTheCall refused the call]].

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** Everyone on TheBridge when the ''Sarcophagus'' decloaks, both because it's so damn ''big'' and because it appears out of nowhere.

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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: {{Implied}} [[PlayedForLaughs for laughs]] -- agreement between Burnham and Saru is apparently so rare that when it does happen, Georgiou makes a point of noting it in the ship's log.
--> '''Georgiou:''' Mr. Connor, agreement between my senior officers. Note the date and time.\\
'''Connor:''' ''(smirking)'' Aye, Captain.\\
'''Burnham:''' Is this amount of sarcasm really necessary?\\
'''Georgiou:''' Necessary, no, but I do like it.


'''Georgiou:''' Battle is not a simulation. It's blood and screams and funerals. I taught you better than this. We don't start shooting on a hunch, and we don't take innocent lives, period.

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'''Georgiou:''' Battle is not a simulation. [[WarIsHell It's blood and screams and funerals. funerals.]] I taught you better than this. We don't start shooting on a hunch, and we don't take innocent lives, period.


* ArtisticLicensePhysics: Regardless of how bright the Beacon is, no one but those present should be able to see it since it's just light. Yet Sarek claims that a new star has appeared in the sky, suggesting he can see it from Vulcan. They even say that the nearest Federation colony is 6 light years away--i.e. it would take ''6 years'' for regular light to reach it. It's ''possible'' that it isn't just normal "light," given that the vessel was ''designed'' to function as a beacon across interstellar distances. Given the advanced technology involved, there may be a subspace component to the light, or the spacefaring civilizations have the technology to monitor the stars in real time. They ''do'' mention an "[[TechnoBabble electromagnetic subspace waveform]]," whatever that means.

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* ArtisticLicensePhysics: Regardless of how bright the Beacon is, no one but those present should be able to see it since it's just light. Yet Sarek claims that a new star has appeared in the sky, suggesting he can see it from Vulcan. They even say that the nearest Federation colony is 6 light years away--i.e. it would take ''6 years'' for regular light to reach it. It's ''possible'' that it isn't just normal "light," given that the vessel was ''designed'' to function as a beacon across interstellar distances. Given the advanced technology involved, there may be a subspace component to the light, or the spacefaring civilizations have the technology to monitor the stars in real time. They ''do'' time, as suggested by the mention of an "[[TechnoBabble electromagnetic subspace waveform]]," whatever waveform]]" (whatever that means.means).



--> '''Georgiou:'''How dare you challenge me?\\

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--> '''Georgiou:'''How '''Georgiou:''' How dare you challenge me?\\

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--> '''Georgiou:'''How dare you challenge me?\\
'''Burnham:''' I apologize for my insubordination.\\
'''Georgiou:''' Don't you realize that kind of talk can destabilize a crew?\\
'''Burnham:''' Don't underestimate them. I've overseen their exercises; they're ready for battle.\\
'''Georgiou:''' Battle is not a simulation. It's blood and screams and funerals. I taught you better than this. We don't start shooting on a hunch, and we don't take innocent lives, period.

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* GoingInCircles: Burnham thinks that she and Georgiou are doing this when they encounter their own footprints and figures that they're lost. Turns out that it's not actually a circle -- it's a Starfleet symbol that Georgiou made to signal the ''Shenzhou''.

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