star trek: discovery

Well, after a long time waiting, and with less than a week to go, ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ has finally arrived (though ironically enough, not everyone will have “access” past the pilot episodes due to it being exclusively released on CBS’s All Access app). And with the premiere week being here, CBS is finally letting loose with lots of information about the much anticipated series, allowing the creatives behind the show to release details and tidbits to whet the appetites of fans who have been waiting for this series for years. First and most importantly, the ‘StarTrekCBS’ Twitter account

First and most importantly, the ‘StarTrekCBS’ Twitter account released a video giving us the names of the first four episodes of the series, starting with the two that will air as part of the two-hour pilot this Sunday, September 24th on CBS. Check out the video for yourself below:

So here are the names of the episodes from the video, and what we know so far about each one:

EPISODE 1 – ‘The Vulcan Hello’

(Airdate September 24th) The pilot episode, ostensibly the one where they introduce us to the cast, the ship, the political climate, and the mission of the ‘Discovery,’ and start laying the groundwork for the overarching plot for the season. It will be one of only 2 episodes to actually air on CBS.

EPISODE 2 – ‘Battle At the Binary Stars’

(Airdate September 24th) The second half of the 2-hour pilot, also airing on CBS. According to Trekmovie, the title is referencing a star system at the edge of Federation space where an incident occurs between Klingons and Michael Burnham. If you’ve seen promotional material for the show, most likely you have seen the visuals of this system as it has been used heavily in most PR for the show ever since the first “upfronts” trailer was released by CBS.

EPISODE 3 – ‘Context Is For Kings’

(Airdate October 1st) The first episode exclusive to CBS All-Access, the title seems to pay homage to the original ‘Star Trek’ series title ‘The Conscience of the King,’ though that may be unintentional.

EPISODE 4 – ‘The Butcher’s Knife Cares Not For the Lamb’s Cry’

(Airdate October 8th) Definitely the most colorful title, though by no means the longest in the history of the franchise (that goes to the original series episode ‘For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky’). Whether or not the name is meant to evoke the imagery of an actual knife is up for debate, though star Mary Chieffo did Tweet a statement claiming that one of her favorite Klingon episodes would be among the first four, and we have seen some interesting knife props being developed for the species on the show.

What do you think of the first batch of names? Do they seem to fit the ‘Star Trek’ franchise? Do you think they give any hint as to what direction the series is taking, or what those episodes could be about? Share your thoughts and theories in the comments below!

Source: Trek Movie