Star Trek: Discovery premiere watched by 9.6 million viewers

Kelly Massey
September 26, 2017

The premiere episode was broadcast on CBS television Sunday night, while the second is exclusively available on CBS All Access.

You know how 42 is a special number in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy?

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And not just that, but with the arrival of the CBS series Star Trek: Discovery - the first new TV Trek in over 12 years - it has evolved, like some kind of alien lifeform being scanned by Mr. Spock. CBS All Access ain't Netflix, after all. We can only hope that somehow, with a title like Star Trek: Discovery, somebody gets to discover something eventually.

Episodes one and two are called The Vulcan Hello and Battle at the Binary Stars, and will be followed by six more episodes that will form the first chapter of this first season. Burnham is First Officer on the Shenzhou and is a human who had a Vulcan upbringing, thanks to the Vulcan Sarek. "Just as importantly, for everything questionable about the design, it still feels like 'Trek.'" He also said, "For the first time in ages, I'm looking forward to watching more new 'Star Trek.' It's a good feeling".

Star Trek: Discovery will be the show's newest incarnation after an eleven year absence from the screen - with viewers catching up with the goings on of the star fleet. The result, creatively, makes for an awkward liftoff, one perhaps most notable for its commercial mission, which is to entice new subscribers to CBS All Access.

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The reviews for "Star Trek: Discovery" are in, and most critics had good things to say about the latest iteration of the franchise.

In the meantime, all the Star Trek shows are streaming on Netflix in the U.S. If you have not seen those shows, you should definitely check them out. This is a crew, and bridge, where Burnham is introduced to us by literally shoving another member of the crew off their own station, and most of the people we get to see speak seem to have some level of distaste for whoever they're talking to. Honestly, we could have skipped Oprah on 60 Minutes and gotten right into Star Trek.

With a first officer committing mutiny, and ideas like "war is the answer" and "shoot first, ask questions later" bandied about, the philosophy of Star Trek: Discovery is clearly a confused one that has little so far to do with the principles embodied by the original series and Star Trek: The Next Generation.

"Star Trek is best when it's hopeful, but hope shines brightest amid horror". In the meantime, I'm going to wait and see.

Performers include: Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Jason Isaacs, Shazad Latif, Anthony Rapp, Michelle Yeoh, Mary Wiseman, Chris Obi, Mary Chieffo, James Frain, Rainn Wilson, Terry Serpico, Maulik Pancholy, Damon Runyan, Rekha Sharma, Kenneth Mitchell, Clare McConnell, and Sam Vartholomeos.

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