CBS Announces Titles of First 4 “Star Trek Discovery” Episodes

Titles for episodes 1 to 4 of Star Trek Discovery have been revealed by CBS

Names of First Four Episodes Announced

Over the last few days, we’ve learned the names of the first two episodes of Star Trek Discovery which have found their way into the public domain.  We broke news yesterday about the title of the second episode, Battle at the Binary Stars, and what that name might reveal.

Today CBS’ official Star Trek Twitter account tweeted a video that contained the titles for the first four episodes to be aired.  There is no footage of Discovery itself; just the revealing of the episode titles.

It’s likely that, with CBS sending details to Netflix and Bell Media in Canada, including the first few episode names, CBS wanted to maintain control of the information release.

Here is the list of the first four episodes.  The premiere, which consists of two episodes, has a name for each episode instead of the traditional “Part I” and “Part II” of previous Star Trek show premieres.

  • Episode 1 – The Vulcan Hello (premiere, part I)
  • Episode 2 – Battle at the Binary Stars (premiere, part II)
  • Episode 3 – Context is for Kings
  • Episode 4 – The Butcher’s Knife Cares Not for the Lamb’s Cry

Klingons May Have a King

Of particular interest is episode 3, Context is for Kings.  We wrote a number of months ago that the Klingons may have a king as their leader, and that king may be T’Kuvma.  At the time we wrote it, Chris Obi (who plays T’Kuvma in the show), made a few social media references to royalty and kings.  We reached out to Obi at the time for confirmation, but he was unable to confirm, and was vague in his reply.

While not a confirmation that Discovery will introduce a Klingon King, the title does lend weight to the idea.

Episode 4’s title certainly sounds intense, and its likely that episode will take place from a Klingon perspective.  Series showrunners have previously told us that Star Trek Discovery will occasionally have episodes from the perspectives of the Klingons.

Star Trek Discovery airs September 24th on CBS All Access (USA), Space Channel (Canada), and on September 25th on Netflix for the rest of the world.

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