The Vulcan Hello
Star Trek: Discovery Season 1



Critic Ratings: 22
Critics Consensus

Bolstered by a strong cast and fresh direction, Discovery takes the best of both the procedural and cinematic world of Star Trek to make a gripping pilot.

Episode Info

Series premiere. While patrolling Federation space, the U.S.S. Shenzhou encounters an object of unknown origin, putting First Officer Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) to her greatest test yet.


Jason Isaacs
as Captain Lorca
Michelle Yeoh
as Captain Georgiou
Doug Jones
as Lt. Saru
Anthony Rapp
as Lt. Stamets
Shazad Latif
as Lt. Tyler
Rekha Sharma
as Commander Landry
Mary Wiseman
as Cadet Sylvia Tilly
Sam Vartholomeos
as Ensign Connor
Rainn Wilson
as Harry Mudd
Terry Serpico
as Admiral Anderson
Wilson Cruz
as Dr. Hugh Culber
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Critic Reviews for The Vulcan Hello

Logically, Discovery set out to establish some broad themes in its premiere episodes - but it also moved the plot substantially.

Sep 29, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Uniquely for Trek (so far), the focus is on a single character.

Sep 29, 2017 | Full Review…

What's great is that Star Trek: Discovery has been able to combine the procedural elements of Star Trek's TV incarnations with some of the action from the franchise's films.

Mar 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Pushes the philosophical buttons intelligent viewers desire and demand from Star Trek.

Nov 17, 2017 | Full Review…

Despite the concessions to modern TV storytelling and effects, Discovery feels like a Star Trek show -- at times one with the potential to be quite good.

Nov 13, 2017 | Full Review…

With a polished production, a complex plot, and several compelling characters already introduced, Discovery is off to a good start in transforming Trek on TV for a new era.

Sep 29, 2017 | Rating: 7.9/10 | Full Review…

This episode is, by far, the best pilot a Star Trek series has ever had.

Jun 25, 2018 | Full Review…

For those of you who have seen the series and considered this episode long and uninteresting, I recommend you to hold onto it, as the next episode remedies the mistakes in this episode of gives us more to makes us excited for this show.

Aug 18, 2018 | Full Review…

The commentary is obvious, but luckily the way the first two episodes are executed is gripping, with the kind of diverse casting that Star Trek is known for.

Sep 29, 2017 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

The kickoff of the series set off a conflict between Starfleet and the Klingons that will serve as the major backdrop for at least the first season of Discovery.

Sep 29, 2017 | Full Review…

It's an interesting choice to introduce the show via a hostile speech made by an enemy about the lie of "we come in peace," but it's pleasantly freshening and sets up a conflict we already know is coming.

Sep 29, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Star Trek: Discovery has incredible character development, a sustainable plot, and production value that looks so good that it feels like you're traveling in orbit right there with Commander Burnham and the crew.

Sep 29, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

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