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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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Captain Christopher Pike: I'm here at Starfleet's order to take command of the Discovery under Regulation 19, Section "C."
Saru: Well, we received no notice from Starfleet.
Captain Christopher Pike: Because I was asked to deliver the news myself out of a respect for what you and your crew have been through.
Saru: Forgive me, Captain. Your directive is only instituted under three contingencies: when an imminent threat is detected, when the lives of Federation citizens are in danger, or when no other officers or equal or higher rank are to mitigate this threat. ...
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"The Human Adventure is Just Beginning."
28 January 2019 | by mkurland23See all my reviews

After the disappointment of the first season, I had doubts that they could recover from that. It would appear that judgment was incorrect. This episode's plot is more solid than most of the first season combined. Who knows what the rest of the season will bring? As Spock was quoted as saying, "There are always possibilities." And The Voyages Continue...

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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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