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** Book's ship has a [[Recap/StarTrekVoyagerS4E24HopeAndFear quantum slipstream drive]] that runs on benamite crystals]]. Unfortunately, those are just as rare in the Alpha Quadrant as they were in the Delta Quadrant, so the drive is worthless to him.

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** Book's ship has a [[Recap/StarTrekVoyagerS4E24HopeAndFear quantum slipstream drive]] that runs on benamite crystals]].crystals. Unfortunately, those are just as rare in the Alpha Quadrant as they were in the Delta Quadrant, so the drive is worthless to him.


** Book's ship has a [[Series/StarTrekVoyager quantum slipstream drive that runs on benamite crystals]]. Unfortunately, those are just as rare in the Alpha Quadrant as they were in the Delta Quadrant, so the drive is worthless to him.

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** Book's ship has a [[Series/StarTrekVoyager [[Recap/StarTrekVoyagerS4E24HopeAndFear quantum slipstream drive drive]] that runs on benamite crystals]]. Unfortunately, those are just as rare in the Alpha Quadrant as they were in the Delta Quadrant, so the drive is worthless to him.


* FriendToAllLivingThings: Book has the ability to communicate with plants and animals through prayer-like behavior and some kind of implant on his forehead, such as summoning a medicinal plant to help treat Burnham's injury and [[FlyffyTamer placating a trance worm]]. He also ''really'' loves his cat, getting pissed at Cosmo's threats to turn her into food.

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* FriendToAllLivingThings: Book has the ability to communicate with plants and animals through prayer-like behavior and some kind of implant on his forehead, such as summoning a medicinal plant to help treat Burnham's injury and [[FlyffyTamer [[FluffyTamer placating a trance worm]]. He also ''really'' loves his cat, getting pissed at Cosmo's threats to turn her into food.


* FriendToAllLivingThings: Book has the ability to communicate with plants and animals through prayer-like behavior and some kind of implant on his forehead, such as summoning a medicinal plant to help treat Burnham's injury and placating a trance worm.

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* FluffyTheTerrible: The trance worm that swallows people whole is named Molly.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Book has the ability to communicate with plants and animals through prayer-like behavior and some kind of implant on his forehead, such as summoning a medicinal plant to help treat Burnham's injury and [[FlyffyTamer placating a trance worm.worm]]. He also ''really'' loves his cat, getting pissed at Cosmo's threats to turn her into food.


* SequelHook: Oddly, nowhere in the episode itself, but the title of this episode includes "Part 1", with no sign of a "Part 2" anywhere in the season, hinting that more will come of this in a later season, or possibly even a different series.

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* SequelHook: Oddly, nowhere in the episode itself, but the title of this episode includes "Part 1", with no sign of a "Part 2" anywhere coming in at the season, hinting that more will come opposite end of this in a later season, or possibly even a different series.the season.

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* SequelHook: Oddly, nowhere in the episode itself, but the title of this episode includes "Part 1", with no sign of a "Part 2" anywhere in the season, hinting that more will come of this in a later season, or possibly even a different series.

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* BilingualDialogue: Cosmo doesn't seem to speak English, but he talks to people who do.

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* SpaceAgeStasis: Even before the Burn, it appears that technology hadn't advanced as much as might be expected in eight hundred years. Programmable matter and personal transporters are now ubiquitous, but starships still require dilithium to regulate matter/{{antimatter}} reactions, and alternative forms of FTL ([[Series/StarTrekVoyager quantum slipstream]] and [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine tachyon solar sails]]) exist but are not widespread.


* VestigialEmpire: Despite the collapse of the Federation, there are hints that it still exists in some capacity, though severely reduced in scope. Book is familiar with "true believers" who pop up every now and then, and the limited scanning capability of the Federation Starbase shows two active Starfleet warp signatures.

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* VestigialEmpire: Despite the collapse of the Federation, there are hints that it still exists in some capacity, though severely reduced in scope. Book is familiar with "true believers" who pop up every now and then, and the limited scanning capability of the Federation Starbase relay station shows two active Starfleet warp signatures.


* PointsOfLightSetting: The ''Star Trek'' universe has become one of these following the Burn a century or two ago, when much of the galaxy's dilithium exploded for no apparent reason and left little behind to fuel warp-capable starships. TheFederation largely collapsed in the following decades, and by 3188 exists only as a VestigialEmpire that almost no one takes seriously. While interstellar travel ''is'' still possible, the rarity of dilithium means that it is no longer commonplace, and most star systems are left to govern their own affairs.

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* PointsOfLightSetting: The ''Star Trek'' universe Franchise/TrekVerse has become one of these following the Burn a century or two ago, when much of the galaxy's dilithium exploded for no apparent reason and left little behind to fuel warp-capable starships. TheFederation largely collapsed in the following decades, and by 3188 exists only as a VestigialEmpire that almost no one takes seriously. While interstellar travel ''is'' still possible, the rarity of dilithium means that it is no longer commonplace, and most star systems are left to govern their own affairs.

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* PointsOfLightSetting: The ''Star Trek'' universe has become one of these following the Burn a century or two ago, when much of the galaxy's dilithium exploded for no apparent reason and left little behind to fuel warp-capable starships. TheFederation largely collapsed in the following decades, and by 3188 exists only as a VestigialEmpire that almost no one takes seriously. While interstellar travel ''is'' still possible, the rarity of dilithium means that it is no longer commonplace, and most star systems are left to govern their own affairs.

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* SoftWater: After several failed attempts to escape by transporter, Book jumps off a cliff with Burnham and transports them both about a meter beneath the surface of a lake, since that will prevent their pursuers from tracking them. Relatively speaking, the two don't fall nearly far enough that they would have been harmed above the surface of the water, much less below it.

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* CoveredInGunge: Burnham, after Molly eats her and then spits her back out.
-->'''Burnham''': I really... ''really'' didn't know how this day was going to turn out.


* AfterTheEnd: Burnham arrives in the year 3188. Roughly 150 years earlier, most of the dilithium in the galaxy exploded for no apparent reason. The Federation collapsed not long after, and interstellar governments seem to be a thing of the past in general.

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* AfterTheEnd: ZigZagged. Burnham arrives in the year 3188. Roughly 150 years earlier, most of the dilithium in the galaxy exploded for no apparent reason. The Federation collapsed not long after, and interstellar governments seem to be a thing of the past in general. That being said, this is still a ''significant'' step up from the "KillEmAll" future Control was threatening.


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* LastOfHisKind: As of the start of the episode, Aditya Sahil is, to his knowledge, the last living member of Starfleet.[[note]]Despite not actually being commissioned ''in'' Starfleet: it is implied that his father passed away before being able to commission him.[[/note]] [[note]]Sahil also acknowledges that his long-range sensors are out; if we are being technical, he is the last living member of Starfleet in six sectors. This being said, the state of interstellar travel renders this distinction academic.[[/note]]


** Book also mentions that his ship has a tachyon solar sail that is "slow as shit". This is a nod to the ''DS9'' episode "[[Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS03E22Explorers Explorers]]", where Sisko was able to briefly achieve low-warp in a Bajoran light ship (a solar sail with a different name) by hitting a tachyon eddy.

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** Book also mentions that his ship has a tachyon solar sail that is "slow as shit". This is a nod to the ''DS9'' ''[=DS9=]'' episode "[[Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS03E22Explorers Explorers]]", where Sisko was able to briefly achieve low-warp in a Bajoran light ship (a solar sail with a different name) by hitting a tachyon eddy.



* YouHaveFailedMe: Book's rival gets vaporized for allowing himself to be robbed by Book in the first place, as it demonstrates incompetence.

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* YouHaveFailedMe: Book's rival Cosmo gets vaporized for allowing himself to be robbed by Book in the first place, as it demonstrates incompetence.

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