When Spock (Ethan Peck) answers "Neither... Do I." to Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green), this is clearly a nod to William Shatner, who played Captain James T. Kirk in the original Star Trek series (1966-1969), who has been parodied throughout the years for delivering his lines in clipped, dramatic narrations. See more
Any, uh, words of wisdom?
"Be extremely subtle, even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious, even to the point of soundlessness."
"Thereby you can be the director of your opponent's fate." I'm surprised a Kelpien, of all beings, has studied Sun Tzu.
I am surprised a Terran is surprised by anything.