Star Trek: Discovery

Star Trek: Discovery is the title of a Star Trek TV-series that premiered on September 24, 2017 (on CBS in the USA, on CraveTV in Canada) and on September 25 (on Netflix worldwide). The first season ended in February 2018. The production for season 2 is planned for April 2018, so the next season could continue in 2019.


S E Premiere date Title Klingon lines Summary
1 1
24 Sep 2017
A Vulcan Hello 60 Burnham accidentally kills a Klingon.
1 2
24 Sep 2017
Battle at the binary stars 76 The Klingons see this attack as a reason to start a war.
1 3
1 Oct 2017
Context is for Kings 0 Burnham is transferred to Discovery and they find the tardigrade.
1 4
8 Oct 2017
The butcher's knife cares not for the lamb's cry 140 Lorca is captured by the Klingons.
1 5
15 Oct 2017
Choose Your Pain 1 On the Klingon prison ship, Lorca encounters Tyler and escapes.
1 6
22 Oct 2017
Lethe 9 They save Sarek. Cornwell is kidnapped by the Klingons.
1 7
29 Oct 2017
Magic to make the sanest man go mad 0 Mudd tries to steal the Discovery.
1 8
5 Nov 2017
Si vis pacem, para bellum 44 A strong beacon on the planet Pa'vo could help them see cloaked ships.
1 9
12 Nov 2017
Into the forest I go 12 Doing 133 jumps, they find a way to break the cloaking device.
1 10
7 Jan 2018
Despite Yourself 11 In the mirror universe, they try to get onto the Shenzhou to find information to get back.
1 11
14 Jan 2018
The Wolf Inside 3 Tyler reveals himself as Voq and kills Dr. Culber.
1 12
21 Jan 2018
Vaulting Ambition 8 Burnham tells mirror Georgiou who she really is and finds out that Lorca is from the mirror universe.
1 13
28 Feb 2018
What's Past Is Prologue 0 Lorca tries to take over the Shenzhou, but mirror Georgiou kills him.
1 14
4 Feb 2018
The War Without, The War Within 0 Back in our universe, the Discovery needs to grow new spores to be able to jump.
1 15
11 Feb 2018
Will You Take My Hand? ? They try to blow up Kronos, but find a better way to end the war.

Klingon language

Im Summer 2017, it was publically announced that the Klingons in Discovery would definitely speak real Klingon.(1) The Klingon language for the show is provided by Robyn Stewart. Rea Nolan is assisting her as vocal coach.(2) Alan Anderson was included as a backup and proofreader for Roby, but he was not listed in the shows credits.

During a panel on San Diego Comic Con on July 23 2017, producer Gretchen J. Berg announced that the Klingons would speak real Klingon:
[9:17] (3) Because of the story we're telling about the Klingons in this season of Star Trek, it was very important for us to have the Klingons speak Klingon. [...] You'll have to get out your glasses, reading subtitles. [10:35] If you speak and understand Klingon, you will understand... without subtitles.

Alex Kurtzmann added:
[10:40] (4) We have someone who's ... like if we... as we're cutting, if we wanted to adjust lines or anything, it goes through a filter all the time to make sure that every word is correct. So there's someone policing this all the time. [...] we've gone to great lengths to be incredibly accurate in our Klingon.(5)

For a long time, it was not clear whether there would be Klingon spoken in the new series at all, and whether it would be true Klingon or just Paramount Hol. There were few clues though:
  • Klingon actor Christopher Obi had released a short clip on Twitter (which he quickly deleted shortly after) in which he spoke the phrase tlhIngan maH taHjaj.
  • In a private message of February 2017, Marc Okrand assured that he was not involved in the production of the series (at that time).
  • Voice coach Rea Nolan mentioned working with the Klingon actors.

Notable Quotes

In the series, the following two sentence can be heard very often:
Klingon translation
tlhIngan maH taHjaj We are Klingons, may it endure
qul yIchu' Light the fire

The Klingons also speak a few phrase that seem to be a Kahless prayer.

Klingon letters, pIqaD

See main article MOVED TO... pIqaD used in Star Trek: Discovery

Klingon characters

The Klingon character names were released during the above mentioned announcement, but their Klingon spelling appeared on an artwork published on Star Trek Las Vegas Convention 2017 (STLV). (6) (7) (8) (9) (10)

Actor Name Klingon spelling Source
Clare McConnell Dennas DennaS Netflix Subtitles
Kenneth Mitchell Kol qol Netflix Subtitles
Mary Chieffo L'Rell lIr'el STLV
Christopher Obi T'Kuvma tIquvma STLV
Damon Runyan Ujilli 'ujIllI' Netflix Subtitles
Shazad Latif Voq voq STLV
David Benjamin Tomlinson Or'Eq 'or'eq Netflix Subtitles

Klingon subtitles

Netflix offers Klingon subtitles for all episodes of season 1. They were created by Lieven L. Litaer (11).


1 : Star Trek: Discovery Klingons Will Speak Klingon on, by John Casteele, 23 July 2017

2 : 10 Things We Learned About Discovery on, published 02 August 2017

3 , 4 : STAR TREK DISCOVERY Comic Con Panel News & Highlights on YouTube, uploaded 23 July 2017

5 : SDCC17: ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Panel Gives New Character And Story Details on, by Christine Rideout, July 22, 2017

6 : Message by CBS TV Studios on Twitter of 2. Aug. 2017

7 : (de) Die Bildergalerie zu Star Trek - Discovery on, retrieved 02 Aug 2017

8 : Images on imgur, published 02 August 2017

9 : 11 New ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Character Posters Unveiled – Including New Character, on, published August 1, 2017

10 : Star Trek: Discovery Recasts Klingon Amid Flurry of New Additions on, published 28th April 2017

11 : the subtitle track reads "mughbogh permey: Lieven L. Litaer" (engl. translating labels) at the end; you need to fast forward the episode to see them, because the Netflix software usually stops the episode before the credits

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