Star Trek: Discovery S04E09 Rubicon Preview: Burnham Goes Black Alert

It's a look ahead and a look back with this week's preview of Paramount+'s Star Trek: Discovery. First up, Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) & the U.S.S. Discovery are on the hunt for Booker (David Ajala) and Tarka (Shawn Doyle) before their rogue mission to take the fight to the DMA proves deadly on a galaxy-wide scale in this week's episode "Rubicon" (directed by Andi Armaganian & written by Alan McElroy)- and we have the images, promo, overview, and sneak preview to prove it. Following that, the viewers get a chance to peek behind the curtain to see how two essential scenes from last week's episode "All-In" came together. Joining Martin-Green, Ajala, and Doyle this season are Doug Jones (Saru), Anthony Rapp (Paul Stamets), Mary Wiseman (Sylvia Tilly), Wilson Cruz (Dr. Hugh Culber), and Blu del Barrio (Adira).

Star Trek: Discovery S04E09 Rubicon Preview: Burnham Goes Black Alert
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Star Trek: Discovery S04E09 Rubicon Preview: Burnham Goes Black Alert
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Photo Cr: Michael Gibson/Paramount+ © 2021 CBS Interactive. All Rights Reserved.
Star Trek: Discovery S04E09 Rubicon Preview: Burnham Goes Black Alert
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Photo Cr: Michael Gibson/Paramount+ © 2021 CBS Interactive. All Rights Reserved.
Star Trek: Discovery S04E09 Rubicon Preview: Burnham Goes Black Alert
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Photo Cr: Michael Gibson/Paramount+ © 2021 CBS Interactive. All Rights Reserved.
Star Trek: Discovery S04E09 Rubicon Preview: Burnham Goes Black Alert
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Photo Cr: Michael Gibson/Paramount+ © 2021 CBS Interactive. All Rights Reserved.
Star Trek: Discovery S04E09 Rubicon Preview: Burnham Goes Black Alert
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Photo Cr: Michael Gibson/Paramount+ © 2021 CBS Interactive. All Rights Reserved.

Star Trek: Discovery Season 4 Episode 9 "Rubicon": Captain Burnham and the U.S.S. Discovery race to stop Book and Ruon Tarka from launching a rogue plan that could inadvertently endanger the galaxy. Written by Alan McElroy and directed by Andi Armaganian.

And here's a look at a promo for this week's chapter, followed by the most recent episode of the Wil Wheaton-hosted The Ready Room that also includes a sneak preview starting around the 33:00 mark:

In the following behind-the-scenes featurettes, we see how Commander Owosekun's (Oyin Oladejo) time in the ring came together and hear from Martin-Green, Ajala, and Executive Producer Michelle Paradise about how this action-packed scene came together. Following that, Martin-Green, Ajala, Paradise, Production Designer Doug McCullough, and Prop Master Mario Moreira explain what went into creating the grittiness of the Karma Barge as well as an all-new alien card game:

Star Trek: Discovery stars Sonequa Martin-Green (Captain Michael Burnham), Doug Jones (Saru), Anthony Rapp (Paul Stamets), Mary Wiseman (Sylvia Tilly), Wilson Cruz (Dr. Hugh Culber), David Ajala (Cleveland "Book" Booker), Blu del Barrio (Adira), and recurring guest star Ian Alexander (Gray). Produced by CBS Studios, Secret Hideout & Roddenberry Entertainment, Alex Kurtzman, Michelle Paradise, Heather Kadin, Aaron Baiers, Olatunde Osunsanmi, Frank Siracusa, John Weber, Rod Roddenberry, and Trevor Roth executive produce.

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About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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