(written from a Production point of view)
A Human soldier wakes up aboard the Discovery centuries after the ship has been abandoned, and develops a close relationship with the AI interface that saved him.
Consequently, Craft spends his time watching old movies on the bridge with Zora. Zora's favorite is the 1957 film Funny Face, starring Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire. The film is viewed as a holographic projection. Craft realizes that he can dance with Zora through this projection, and replicates himself a coat much like Astaire's in the film. However, as they dance, he recalls his wife and child, and leaves the bridge.
Zora realizes that Craft can never truly love her and equips him with a spacesuit and the warp-capable shuttle and he warps off for home to see his family. Zora and the Discovery float on through the cosmos.
Memorable quotes Edit
"Zora? I don’t know where you are or exactly what you are. I don’t know if I'll make it home or what I'll find when I'll get there. But I know you saved my life, healed my body. You reminded me what it means to be Human..."
"Please, Craft. No poignant ironies. This is hard enough already."
"Then I'll just say goodbye."
"Craft. On your world, if we were lovers, would you tell me your name, your true name?"
"If we were lovers on my world, you would give me my true name."
"Oh, well, then I already did."
- - Craft and Zora, final dialogue between the two
Background information Edit
- The episode's title, synopsis, and airdate were announced on 20 September 2018. 
- The title refers to Calypso (Καλυψώ), a nymph in Homer's Odyssey. She rescues the shipwrecked Odysseus and keeps him on her island for seven years, enchanting him with her singing. However, he yearns for his wife Penelope so strongly that the gods order Calypso to release him. Despite her sorrow, she complies and gives him supplies for his voyage. In addition, the name of Craft may be a further allusion to the Odyssey, as Odysseus is frequently referred to as "crafty Odysseus" (πολυμήχανος Ὀδυσσεύς).
- Being set in the 33rd century, this episode marks the latest known events in Star Trek's fictional chronology.
Links and references Edit
'S Wonderful; 33rd century; Alcor system; Alcor IV; Astaire, Fred; automobile; Avery, Dick; beef; Bimbo; Boop, Betty; Calloway, Cab; carbohydrate sleeve; cheese; chess; Craft's family; cyclops owl; Earth; escape pod; evolution; flowers; flower pot; foodstuff; Funny Face; Funny Face; Hammock; heavy blast armor; Hepburn, Audrey; Human; hunting; hydropulse; Koko the Clown; Long Ago, The; love; media files; media log; Mexico; mink; pigeon; protein; pulse burns; pulse-rigger; Quarrel; Reach; scar; settlement; seven dwarfs; skeletons; Snow-White; sombrero; sour cream; "St. James Infirmary Blues"; stellar cartography; Stockton, Jo; syrup; white table; taco; Taco Tuesday; tattoo; torture; Tuesday; V'draysh; V'draysh escape pod; waffle; weapons rack; wind; wine
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