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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 »

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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?


The cabinets in Captain Georgiou's ready room are filled with props that contain Easter eggs, but most are too difficult to make out in during the show. Behind the scenes photos reveal a bottle of 2249 Château Picard wine, Starfleet medals previously awarded to Jonathan Archer and James T. Kirk and a diploma from an Andorian military academy. The books on these shelves all feature Star Trek (1966) episode titles including Star Trek: The Cage (1986), Star Trek: Balance of Terror (1966), Star Trek: The City on the Edge of Forever (1967), Star Trek: Amok Time (1967), Star Trek: Mirror, Mirror (1967), Star Trek: Metamorphosis (1967), Star Trek: The Deadly Years (1967), Star Trek: The Trouble with Tribbles (1967), Star Trek: Return to Tomorrow (1968), Star Trek: Patterns of Force (1968), Star Trek: By Any Other Name (1968), Star Trek: The Omega Glory (1968), Star Trek: Plato's Stepchildren (1968), Star Trek: The Empath (1968), Star Trek: Whom Gods Destroy (1969), Star Trek: The Mark of Gideon (1969), Star Trek: That Which Survives (1969), Star Trek: The Way to Eden (1969) and Star Trek: All Our Yesterdays (1969). See more »


An officer states "blood pressure 70, and falling." Blood pressure is a measure of systolic vascular pressure, over diastolic pressure; therefore, it should be either 70 over a diastolic, or a systolic over 70, but only one number says nothing. 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: The Omega Glory (1968) See more »

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2 October 2017 | by newpapyrusSee all my reviews

Sorry but this first episode of the new Star Trek series was absolutely unwatchable. As bad as the J. J. Abrams Star Trek universe already is on the big screen, this episode was like J. J. Abrams on steroids:-) Star Trek is an intellectual chess game-- not a shoot em up action series.

And to make matters worse, the main character (Sonequa Martin-Green) won't stop talking-- ever!!! And no military, on Earth or in space, would ever run a crew like this.

The producers of this series act as if they're totally unaware of the new age of quality science fiction and fantasy television and its style: Syfy's Battle Star Galactica, Game of Thrones, Westworld, Humans, the Man in the High Castle, The Walking Dead, the Handmaid's Tale.

They really need to end this mess and start all over, IMO.

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