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'Star Trek: Discovery' debut led to record sign-ups for CBS's streaming service

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Felix Bryan | 26 September, 2017, 00:14

After last night's premiere, it seems safe to say that this year's standout is Star Trek: Discovery. On Rotten Tomatoes, the show has an 86% critic score, and a 53% audience score.

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. In order to save her fleet, Burnham went against the orders of Captain Philippa Georgiou (#michelle yeoh) and attacked T'Kuvma's ship.

The two most senior officers on the ship are women and women of colour at that. He wrote of Martin-Green, "She is a commanding presence, tired and excited, bemused and desperate, never less than fully engaged".

The show will come to Netflix this autumnWho will star in Discovery? .

Zack Handlen of AV Club criticized the costumes and set on the show, but said "Discovery" is "thrilling, moving and frequently unexpected".

The third through eighth "Star Trek: Discovery" episodes will be streamed Sundays, from October 1 though November 5, with the new "After Trek", episodes streamed at 6:30 p.m. Not much of one, I suppose. It's definitely not what fans will be expecting, but it also sets the series apart, immediately letting us know that this series will be dramatic and new and perhaps nothing like what we've seen before on Star Trek TV. Her professional relationships in the present and her personal bonds from the past are mostly fraught and complicated, and "Discovery's" handling of those aspects of her story may well determine whether it becomes must-see viewing or not.

A Vulture review deemed the start of the series "overstuffed, corny and stirring" and "stands tall alongside the best-regarded incarnations of the franchise even as it raids elements from all of them". Like, there's no inky black outer space, for starters.

She will lead a team comprised of Doug Jones (Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth), Sonequa Martin-Green (The Walking Dead) and Anthony Rapp (Rent) - who are the only other castmates marked on IMDb as down for the whole season. It was a two part episode, where one part was aired on CBS's regular cable network, and a follow-up episode on its online-streaming platform, CBS All Access.

Star Trek: Discovery is now streaming on CBS All Access.

Here are more details on CBS All Access.

The former NASA researcher and author of Star Trek Science Logs also gave us his expert opinion on how the science and physics of Discovery compare to the long-time scientific legacy of its predecessors thus far.

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