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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 ... Michael Burnham
Doug Jones ... Saru
Anthony Rapp ... Paul Stamets
Mary Wiseman ... 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 V. O. (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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Release Date:

17 January 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brother See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1)| Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Captain Pike's biography, displayed on the main bridge display, includes, in addition to the F in astrophysics he mentions, the Okuda Award, a reference to Michael Okuda, the Scenic Art Supervisor for Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) and the Campbell Award, a real award named after John W. Campbell Jr., the editor of the magazine "Astounding Science Fiction". See more »


Cmdr. Nhan: [admiring the Discovery] I see where the Federation puts its pennies.
Captain Christopher Pike: Do not covet thy neighbor's starship, Commander.
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References Star Trek: The Cage (1986) See more »

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A promising beginning
18 January 2019 | by brandony-25051See all my reviews

As a first episode to the new season, "Brother" really set the hooks in for me. The episode was action-packed, with no lack of mystery nor humorous moments. The development of both new and recurring characters in the series, piqued my interest. In my opinion, the introduction of Captain Pike to the Discovery crew was done well. There were even a few Easter eggs for fans of the original series. I can see how the visuals and story-telling style may be off putting to die-hard Trek fans, as it employs more of an Abrams style of cinematography, but I feel optimistic about how they are handling the new direction. After watching "Brother", I can't wait to see what Season 2 of Discovery has to offer.

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