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New Eden 

A new signal brings the Discovery to a distant planet, Terralysium, that is inhabited by the descendants of human survivors of World War III, which was fought on Earth 200 years earlier.


Jonathan Frakes


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Bryan Fuller (created by) | 7 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sonequa Martin-Green ... Michael Burnham
Doug Jones ... Saru
Anthony Rapp ... Paul Stamets
Mary Wiseman ... Sylvia Tilly
Anson Mount ... Captain Christopher Pike
Sheila McCarthy ... Mother
Andrew Moodie ... Jacob
Bahia Watson ... May
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.)
Raven Dauda ... Dr. Tracy Pollard
Julianne Grossman ... Discovery Computer (voice)


A new signal appears, prompting Stamets' emotional return to the mycelial network and leading Burnham, Pike and Owosekun to a pre-warp planet, where they face a complex ethical dilemma. Tilly's overeagerness lands her in trouble but when the planet - and Discovery's landing party - are threatened, her curiosity may be the one thing that can save them. Written by CBS press release

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Did You Know?


Ensign Tilly went to "Musk Junior High". While it could be named for someone who comes along in the next 200 years, Elon Musk is probably a good guess for the school's namesake. See more »


Towards the beginning of the episode, Captain Pike asks the computer to show him Starfleet's rendering of the seven signals, then to 'rotate 90 degrees counterclockwise'. He doesn't specifies around which axis, yet the computer rotates it around the vertical axis, even though it could have been another one. Also the rotation starts exactly when he begins to pronounce 'counterclockwise', so the computer couldn't know at this time, in which direction to do it. See more »


[Discovery is about to jump via spore drive]
Saru: Questions or concerns before we depart, Captain?
Captain Christopher Pike: If you're telling me that this ship can skip across the universe on a highway made of mushrooms, I kinda have to go on faith.
Captain Christopher Pike: [to all] Be bold. Be brave. Be courageous. Black alert.
Tannoy: All personnel, black alert.
Captain Christopher Pike: Let's jump.
[Discovery jumps]
Captain Christopher Pike: [gasps, then chuckles] Whoo!
Saru: You never forget your first, sir.
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Featured in Star Trek: Discovery: Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2 (2019) See more »

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Ahh, back to actual Star Trek
26 January 2019 | by Cain_OSee all my reviews

I have to say I did not care very much for season one of Discovery and did not have great hope for the show. Now that I have seen the two first episodes I'm hooked and if this continues I will have to up the score I gave the show here.

Thank you for making it Star Trek again and not some cheap action series that could have been branded anything.

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24 January 2019 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1)| Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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