'Star Trek: Discovery': Meet Spock's Father Sarek

'Star Trek: Discovery': Meet Spock's Father Sarek

'Star Trek: Discovery': Meet Spock's Father Sarek

And you'll notice all sorts of audio callbacks to older Star Trek series, including the echoing sound of the ship's instruments, the whistling hailing noise and the same red alert effect as numerous older programmes.

Following the premiere on CBS, the series' second episode "Battle at Binary Stars" was made available on CBS All Access.

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Moreover, Burnham's past ties directly into the heart of Trek lore: orphaned, she was raised on Vulcan by Sarek (James Frain), Mr. Spock's father, and thus exhibits a fondness for logic and computer-like mind, despite her rounded earlobes.

When is the next episode of Star Trek: Discovery released on Netflix?

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More than that, though, it positions Discovery as the Star Trek that's always existed in the mind. But they've screened the first two episodes to limited audiences, including professional critics who have described the show as both modern, deep, and steeped in Star Trek's legacy. Fans can also watch "After Trek", the companion after-show of "Star Trek: Discovery" hosted by Matt Mira. Tonally, Discovery seems to land between the previous TV series and the more recent movies-there's technobabble and diplomacy (however poorly said diplomacy goes), but there's also a whole lot of money thrown at pretty CGI. It will follow themes familiar to the Star Trek canon as it attempts to break new ground for a broadcast TV science fiction show.

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The USS Discovery, in the form of a light effect, flies over NY.

And really, that's what's missing from Star Trek: Discovery: a distinct perspective. That leads the aging ship into a direct confrontation with T'Kuvma (Chris Obi), leader of one of the Klingon Empire's 24 houses and self-styled messiah of the Klingon race. During the episodes, we see an incoming conflict between the Klingons and the humans. Frain also played Jarvis in TRON: Legacy, the computer program who chose to fight for the user after his master, Clu, had failed. Usually the violent "other" in Star Trek lore, Discovery gives the familiar antagonists their own point of view, backstory, culture, and reasons to fight.

Showrunners, Aaron Harberts, and Gretchen J. Berg said that "Star Trek: Discovery" isn't just about discovering planets and life forms.

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