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"The Vulcan Hello" is the first episode of Star Trek: Discovery in the program's first season, which premiered on 24 September 2017 on the CBS All Access viewing service alongside a traditional television broadcast on the CBS network.


While patrolling Federation space, the USS Shenzhou encounters an object of unknown origin, putting First Officer Michael Burnham to her greatest test yet.


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Log entriesEdit

First officer's log, stardate 1207.3. 
On Earth, it's May 11, 2256, a Sunday. The crew of the USS Shenzhou has been called to the edge of Federation space to investigate damage done to one of our interstellar relays. Blast burns around the hole are inconclusive. Were they caused by an asteroid, or was it deliberately destroyed to limit Starfleet communications? And if so, by whom? Despite the risks of our mission, I remain optimistic. It's hard not to be in the face of such beauty – in this case, a binary star system. Around these two suns, ice, dust, and gasses collide to form planets future generations will call home. A humbling reminder that all life is born from chaos and destruction.



Brett AndersonMichael BurnhamDanby ConnorKeyla DetmerKamran GantPhilippa GeorgiouTroy JanuzziL'RellNambueOr'EqRejacSarekSaruT'KuvmaVoqBritch Weeton
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Kahless the Unforgettable

Starships and vehiclesEdit

USS Shenzhou (Walker-class) • Klingon sarcophagus ship
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USS Europa


Crepusculan homeworldVulcan
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Eagle-12Doctari AlphaDonatu VGamma HydraH'atoriaQo'noS

Races and culturesEdit

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States and organizationsEdit

Klingon EmpireStarfleetUnited Federation of PlanetsVulcan Science Academy

Science and technologyEdit

phase cannonphoton torpedospaceEVA suit

Ranks and titlesEdit

captaincommanderensignfirst officerlieutenant commanderscience officer

Other referencesEdit

22492256planetPrime Directivestardate


years prior to the 23rd century
The example of the Enterprise NX-01 helps mold the Starfleet of the 23rd century. (Enterprise, prior to episode)
Michael is educated on Vulcan in preparation for her assignment to the Shenzhou. (flashbacks in episode)
11 May 2256 
Michael's narrative. (voiceover in episode)




Star Trek: Discovery episodes
season 1 chapter 1 "The Vulcan Hello" • "Battle at the Binary Stars" • "Context Is For Kings" • "The Butcher's Knife Cares Not for the Lamb's Cry" • "Choose Your Pain" • "Lethe" • "Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad" • "Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum" • "Into the Forest I Go"
chapter 2 "Despite Yourself" • "The Wolf Inside" • "Vaulting Ambition" • "What's Past Is Prologue" • "The War Without, The War Within" • "Will You Take My Hand?"


published order
Previous episode:
first episode
Discovery episode produced Next episode:
Battle at the Binary Stars
Previous episode:
first episode
Discovery episode aired Next episode:
Battle at the Binary Stars
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
first episode
Voyages of the
USS Discovery
Next Adventure:
Battle at the Binary Stars

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