INTERVIEW: Director Jeff Byrd on Filming 'Star Trek: Strange New Worlds" Episode 208, "Under the Cloak of War"
The latest episode of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, “Under the Cloak of War,” is a look at the emotional consequences of war. When Klingon Ambassador Dak’Rah, known as the Butcher of J’Gal, boards the ship claiming he’s on a mission of peace, it stirs up strong emotions from the crew, many of whom are suffering from PTSD from the Federation-Klingon War. It’s a dramatic episode with a message at its heart reminiscent of some of the best episodes of the original series. I had a chance to chat with its director, Jeff Byrd, about some of the more striking moments and themes.
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