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The Vulcan Hello 

While patrolling Federation space, the U.S.S. Shenzhou encounters an object of unknown origin, putting First Officer Michael Burnham to her greatest test yet.


David Semel


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Bryan Fuller (created by) | 9 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sonequa Martin-Green ... Michael Burnham
Doug Jones ... Saru
Shazad Latif ... Ash Tyler / Voq (as Javid Iqbal) (credit only)
Anthony Rapp ... Paul Stamets (credit only)
Mary Wiseman ... Sylvia Tilly (credit only)
Jason Isaacs ... Captain Gabriel Lorca (credit only)
Michelle Yeoh ... Captain Philippa Georgiou
Mary Chieffo ... L'Rell
James Frain ... Sarek
Chris Obi ... T'Kuvma
Maulik Pancholy ... Dr. Anton Nambue
Terry Serpico ... Brett Anderson
Sam Vartholomeos ... Danby Connor
Arista Arhin ... Young Michael Burnham
Emily Coutts ... Keyla Detmer


While patrolling Federation space, the U.S.S. Shenzhou encounters an object of unknown origin, putting First Officer Michael Burnham to her greatest test yet.

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English | Klingon

Release Date:

24 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Did You Know?


Like previous spin-off premieres, the new crew of Discovery was sent off by a character who made a crossover from a previous role; in this case, Sarek returned, having previously appeared in numerous Star Trek episodes and films. Unlike most previous spin-off premieres, Sarek was not a main character from a series that directly preceded the new series. In the previous cases, Doctor McCoy was seen briefly in the Star Trek: The Next Generation pilot, "Encounter at Farpoint"; Captain Jean-Luc Picard appeared in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine pilot, "Emissary"; and Quark had a cameo appearance in the Star Trek: Voyager pilot, "Caretaker", in which DS9 recurring characters Morn and Broik also appeared. Zefram Cochrane had an uncredited cameo appearance in the Star Trek: Enterprise pilot, "Broken Bow", though he (like Sarek in this episode) did not appear in the preceding series, Star Trek: Voyager. See more »


Klingons light a beacon which Sarek comments on as the galaxy having a new star suddenly appear. Light would take over 80,000 to cross the galaxy. The Klingon border is around 1300 light years from Earth and Vulcan, so any new star would not be seen for over a millennium. See more »


[first lines]
T'Kuvma: [in Klingon] They are coming. Atom by atom... They will coil around us. And take all that we are... There is one way to confront this threat. By reuniting the twenty-four warring houses of our own Empire. We have forgotten the unforgettable. The last to unify our tribes - Kahless. Together under one creed, remain Klingon.
[the gathered group repeats the phrase in unison]
T'Kuvma: That is why we light our beacon this day. To assemble our people. To lock arms against those whose fatal greeting ...
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Referenced in One Lone Cat: Hell Week Begins (2017) See more »

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A series full of anti-example heroes.
20 July 2018 | by chul_soonSee all my reviews

Tobe honest everybody knows the good points of the series : the breath-taking action and the superb special and visual effects.The bad points are the look of the Klingons (they REALLY blew it this time hahahaha) and the thight almost gay (i really don't want to offense anybody ) Starfleet uniforms .I really hope someday somebody will have the courage to do a normal sequel to Voyager,but until then we that is all we get.I have some ideas for the next seasons :An episode about finding an iconian doorway ,an episode about the Kelvans,an episode about finding an old artificial outpost which can open a vortex between galaxies and alternative universes like our universe ,without the eugenic wars and with the species looking like the ones from TNG,an episode about a very distant future,an episode about Jem'Hadar and the list goes on,the fans are full of great ideas and they don't ask anything for their thoughts .I'm also dissaponted about the lack of interaction with the secondary crew members and about the lack of sexy girls , as a man i consider this is the first series with average looking girls ,the uniforms are too sexual (in a very bad way) but the characters are looking all like a bunch of asexuate or neutered people ( including even the Blingons ,sorry, the Klingons).I don't understand why the producers don't make polls for the fans before the beggining of the production between the fans ,asking them about what they want to see and what they don't want to see.I'm pretty sure the majority would have been against of a series like this one and they are the ones who will pay to watch the series afterall ,so,it's their right to ask a proper series.Until now i'll give 0 stars to the producers because they are totally ignoring the majority of the fans' whishes .Captain's log out.

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