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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?


In this episode, Tasia Valenza took over the role as the Federation computer voice, a role Majel Barrett-Roddenberry held from 1966 until her death in 2008. See more »


Shortly after the Beacon lights up Sarek mentions "the new star", despite being many light years away. Similarly, the Klingons come to the call of the Beacon's very promptly from all the corners of the Klingon Empire. Normally, it would take light years, if not decades, to reach all the parties. Evidently, the Beacon doesn't just light up, but transmits the light via sub-space or using some other faster-than-light method. 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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References Star Trek: Return to Tomorrow (1968) See more »

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-Y'all need to get along !
14 July 2018 | by bakulascottSee all my reviews

Well, the series looks promising, although the changes made to bring new viewers are the same changes which made the old fans to leave the series for another tv shows like Lost in Space or to go back in time to rewatch shows like Andromeda .Stargate SG-1 ,Space Above And Beyond,Babylon 5,Farscape or even Enterprise.The Klingonsvare looking good for any other show but not for Star Trek ,the new masks are making the actorsvto speak ridiculous and the new expensive Klingons ships and costumes are to different from the rest of the series and thisvl is not a good thing.The new uniformes ,made from one very tight piece are not looking good ,alrhough they were very expensive,justvimagine an officer going to poop, dressed in that uniform,what a nightmare,or an oficer eating too much,or making sport in that very tight uniform without any pocket for that cool gadgets.I hope they will resolve all that problems in the next season.The color of the uniforms should reflect the fact they are space soldiers so it should be purple with black,and Starfleet should have marines and ground forces too,a little more complexity should be very welcome.Instead of being made in the primeline, they should place the series in our timeline,in order to have a fresh start and to not interfere with the rest of the franchise.Yeah, it's our timeline which should be the new primeline.I hope they will bring some new male characters in the future because the male characters from the first season are bad,very bad,i know everybody wants a diverse cast ,but oh boy the caracers fron this series are looking ancient and ridiculous if you compare this show with Andromeda or Stargate SG-1.Everybody young thinks this are cool and modern times,but this is not true so '-This is not your grampa's Trek !' sounds' ridiculous.Man,i really miss those communication Starflet insignias.

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