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The crew of the U.S.S. Discovery joins forces with Captain Pike to unravel the mystery of seven mysterious red signals that have appeared across the universe.


Alex Kurtzman


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Bryan Fuller (created by) | 6 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sonequa Martin-Green ... Cmdr. Michael Burnham
Doug Jones ... Cmdr. Saru
Anthony Rapp ... Lt. Cmdr. Paul Stamets
Mary Wiseman ... Ensign Sylvia Tilly
Wilson Cruz ... Dr. Hugh Culber
Anson Mount ... Captain Christopher Pike
James Frain ... Sarek
Mia Kirshner ... Amanda Grayson
Tig Notaro ... Jett Reno
Hannah Cheesman ... Lt. Cmdr. Airiam
Emily Coutts ... Lt. Keyla Detmer
Patrick Kwok-Choon ... Lt. Gen Rhys
Oyin Oladejo ... Lt. Joann Owosekun
Ronnie Rowe ... Lt. R.A. Bryce (as Ronnie Rowe Jr.)
Ethan Peck ... Spock (voice)


The crew of the U.S.S. Discovery joins forces with Captain Pike to unravel the mystery of seven mysterious red signals that have appeared across the universe.

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New character Jett Reno may be homage to first female attorney general, Janet Reno. See more »


That was a lot of trouble to go through to obtain some rock with dark matter inside it, when all ordinary matter has vast quantities of dark matter flowing through it all the time without being noticed, since it's completely intangible. See more »


Sylvia Tilly: What are you doing here?
Paul Stamets: Well, that depends. Are you attempting to capture an asteroid, Ensign Tilly?
Sylvia Tilly: Uh, just a little piece. If my theory's correct, we'll be able to interact with dark matter, sir.
Paul Stamets: Well, I'm offended I wasn't invited to the party.
Sylvia Tilly: Oh, my - oh my, God, you're so invited.
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CGI so over the top that it is hilarious to watch
18 January 2019 | by isabellachengSee all my reviews

Turbolift in Aperture Science? Check. Space suits like Power Rangers? Check. Landing pods the likes of Oblivion? Check. Helmets that deploy like Lost in Space (1998)? Check. Season premiere checklist complete.

If you like all sorts of modern action movie camera angles and cuts and cliches crammed in as if someone made their first movie straight out of film school, this episode is excellent for you. If you enjoy over the top CGI like a high schooler just got his hands on 3DS Max or Maya, this episode is perfect for you. If you love overly coincidental flashbacks written by a screenwriter with writer's block, this show will greatly inspire you.

Sarcasm aside, we all know this isn't gonna be the good ol' Star Trek we all know and love. You go to Orville for some real Star Trek. But putting your logic behind, this season premiere is definitely exciting to watch. If only the series isn't titled "Star Trek" with the burden of the franchise and audience expectation, but a brand new IP, I would have given it a 9/10.

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17 January 2019 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1)| Dolby Digital



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2.35 : 1
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