Unlike the previous generations of Star Trek, however, only the first episode of Discovery will be available for free.
It should be noted that while Discovery may not had reached the pinnacles of its predecessors, the television landscape has changed dramatically in recent years. All new episodes will be available on demand weekly for CBS All Access subscribers in the US. Additionally, all future episodes will be released on over-the-top streaming service in the United States on Sundays.
The series does receive a welcome infusion with the arrival of Jason Isaacs as Captain Lorca in a subsequent episode, but by then it's hard to escape the nagging sense that this is Star Trek Lite.
Launched with a cliffhanging hour on CBS, the program's second episode and those thereafter will air on the network's fledgling streaming service, a shrewd way to attempt to hook fans and extract their hard-earned cash.
Your thoughts on Star Trek: Discovery's opening title sequence? . He added, "This is light years removed from being a ideal TV show, but it already shows signs of being a great one". Raised by Spock's father, Michael was brought up to resent the illogical side of her feelings, but that type of advice gets ignored when it's revealed that the Klingons are back and ready to unleash Hell. Sure, there are nits to be picked, the most obvious being that, aesthetically and technologically, everything in Discovery is somehow more advanced than anything in Star Trek: Voyager, despite taking place 115 years prior. As it stands with this opening episode, however, Star Trek Discovery is perhaps a little too boring and a little too indistinguished to really make that impact.
Sean Spicer on his surprise Emmys appearance
The image flashed up on the screen and he joked, "These Hollywood phonies kissing up to Sean Spicer are disgusting". I'm not one of these people who has a couple of drinks and goes around kissing people that I don't know.
Not just that, but Star Trek: Discovery is also taking a perhaps more "realistic" approach to its story and characters, grounding them in a way that aligns the series with 2017 Peak TV practices while also adhering - so far, anyway - to classic Trek tropes and themes.
Though the reviews were mostly positive, not everyone was enthralled with Discovery. And within the world of the show, the Klingons' philosophy is dark - a new leader rises whose philosophy could be summed up as "Make Kronos Great Again".
Long-suffering Star Trek fans will recall that Nine buried sci-fi in the Thursday night graveyard slot, after The Footy Show which always ran at least 15 minutes late.
It has the familiar Star Trek music with a slightly different take.
The month of September alone has been the best ever for CBS All Access, thanks to Star Trek: Discovery, the fall kick-off of National Football League, and the season finale of Big Brother.
The road to the small screen certainly wasn't easy for Star Trek: Discovery.