With just a few hours left until Star Trek Discovery debuts on CBS, the network has released a new video revealing the opening credit sequence. CBS has also revealed another video that reveals the titles for the first four Star Trek Discovery episodes, which could reveal new plot points for the series as a whole. If that's not enough, CBS All Access has also announced After Trek, a live companion after show that will debut tonight on CBS All Access after the premiere episode airs on CBS.
The opening credits video debuted on Star Trek YouTube, while the episode title video surfaced on the Star Trek Discovery Twitter, which reveals that the first four episodes are entitled "The Vulcan Hello," "Battle at the Binary Stars," "Context Is For Kings" and "The Butcher's Knife Cares Not For the Lambs Cry." These titles certainly follow the storied tradition of unique Star Trek episode titles, which may offer some new plot details as well, although the following is only mere speculation based on what is already known about the series.
"The Vulcan Hello" may delve into the history of Sonequa Martin Green's lead character First Officer Michael Burnham, since her parents were killed in a Klingon attack on Vulcan, and Burnham was raised by Sarek, Spock's father. Burnham is also, reportedly, the first human to have been educated through the rigorous Vulcan education system, and hopefully we'll learn more about her back story in tonight's premiere. "Battle at the Binary Stars" could tease a war between the Federation and the Klingons, while "Context Is For Kings" may be a reference to the Klingon Empire. There is also a rumor that the episode could be an homage to an original Star Trek episode "The Conscience of the King," but that hasn't been confirmed. The fourth episode, "The Butcher's Knife Cares Not For the Lambs Cry," it is believed that the Klingons and the Federation will be at war during this time, and the episode could elaborate on how both sides really feel about the war at hand.
CBS All Access, the CBS Television Network's digital subscription video on demand and live streaming service, also announced After Trek, Star Trek Discovery's live companion after-show, which will debut following the show's premiere this Sunday and will be hosted by Matt Mira. After Trek's first live, in-studio guests will include Star Trek Discovery stars Sonequa Martin-Green (First Officer Michael Burnham), James Frain (Ambassador Sarek) and Star Trek Discovery executive producer and co-showrunner Aaron Harberts.
The inaugural episode will be available exclusively to CBS All Access subscribers on Sunday, Sept. 24 (11:00 PM, ET/8:00 PM, PT), following CBS All Access' launch of the first two episodes of Star Trek Discovery. Starting Sunday, Oct. 1, all subsequent After Trek episodes will be available to stream live at 9:30 PM, ET following new episodes of Star Trek Discovery. In addition, all episodes will be available to watch on demand for CBS All Access subscribers.
After Trek will serve as the ultimate weekly forum for Star Trek fans, with in-depth discussions and recaps of the latest Star Trek Discovery episode. Each After Trek episode will feature host Matt Mira talking in-studio or via video feed with Star Trek Discovery cast members and crew along with past Star Trek talent and celebrity fans. While watching, fans will be able to "engage" with the show via social and other interactive elements by using the hashtag #AfterTrek.
After Trek host Matt Mira is a founding member of the Nerdist team and also stars in his own show "Sidekick with Matt Mira" on Nerdist's streaming platform, Alpha, which is returning for a second season. Mira is currently a writer for the ABC comedy The Goldbergs, and his other credits include being a staff writer for Comedy Central's @midnight and a host on G4's Attack of the Show. In addition to co-hosting the Nerdist Podcast, Matt is the host of many podcasts, including "James Bonding," "Star Trek: The Next Conversation," and "Matt and Doree's Eggcellent Adventure," where he and his wife detail their struggles with infertility. After Trek is produced by Embassy Row in association with Roddenberry Entertainment. Michael Davies, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth serve as executive producers, and Jeremy Hutchins and Julia Cassidy serve as co-executive producers. Take a look at the opening credit video for Star Trek Discovery, along with a video that reveals the first four episode titles.