When a lightning storm in space scares a young Michael Burnham, her father aims to ease her fears with a mythical story about a brave little girl who faced her own fears head on.
- Art Shift: This, along with "Ephraim and Dot", is an animated rather than live action episode.
- Continuity Nod: Michael had previously mentioned her father telling her the tale of "The Girl Who Made The Stars".
- Kneel Before Frodo: When the little girl brings back the light that creates the first stars, all the villagers kneel to her.
- Out-of-Genre Experience Within the story itself, the young hunter-gatherer running for her life from a monstrous beast probably could be forgiven for not anticipating the new development of a UFO crash landing nearby.