Ten years before Kirk, Spock and the Enterprise, the USS Discovery discovers new worlds and lifeforms as one Starfleet officer learns to understand all things alien.
At the edge of the universe, discovery begins.
Did You Know?
The ship name and title were inspired by the fictional space craft Discovery from 2001:A Space Odyssey and the real life NASA Space Shuttle Discovery. Producers also felt the name reflected what they called a "Sense of Discovery" relating to the overall Star Trek franchise. See more
In the TNG episode, "Homeward," Captain Picard believed saving a race whose planet was doomed but had not yet made interstellar contact would violate the Prime Directive.
In the opening of this episode they save a doomed race but no mention is made of the Prime Directive. See more