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Star Trek: Discovery Season 5 Episodes 1 & 2 Preview

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Star Trek: Discovery is an American television series in the science fiction genre. It is the 7th series and is a part of the Star Trek franchise which consists of many films and shows. Created by Alex Kurtzman and Bryan Fuller, it premiered in 2017 and received immense love.

The series has since seen four seasons and a fifth one was announced recently. Fans of Star Trek now want to know about Star Trek: Discovery Season 5 Episodes 1 & 2 regarding when they can watch it and what to expect. This is for you if you are into the show.

What Is Star Trek: Discovery All About?

Star Trek: Discovery starts a decade before Star Trek: The Original Series (which aired in the late 1960s). It follows Michael Burnham (played by Sonequa Martin-Green) making some decisions that lead to a war situation with the Klingon Empire and the United Federation of Planets.

What Is Star Trek: Discovery All About?
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They are removed from the rank and moved to the USS Discovery. Later on, the war in Klington is stopped by Discovery. As the seasons progress, we see Burnham finally getting the promotion and becoming the captain. The ship continues its adventure in the galaxy and every season shows a set of unique challenges and characters coming its way.

The first season premiered on September 24th, 2017, and ran in two parts till February 11th, 2018 on CBS All Access. It had a total of 15 episodes that dropped in two parts. Bryan Fuller, Eugene Roddenberry, Olatunde Osunsanmi, Michelle Paradise, Gretchen J. Berg, and Akiva Goldsman among others are the executive producers of the show.

What Happened In The Previous Season?

The final episode of Star Trek: Discovery Season 4 was called Coming Home and it was released on March 17th, 2022. It starts off with Tarka causing several bursts of plasma after she shuts the container of the source from power. T’Rina also realizes that the 10-C minds are in sync with each other. Meanwhile, Discovery’s team gives their lives to leave the orb.

Tarka is killed after a ship, headed by Ndoye, hits the ship of Book. There is a hint that Book might have died. The 10-C crew meets Discovery and Earth along with Ni’Var are saved. It is revealed that Book survived. 10-C is convinced by Book to fix all the damage done by DMA. Later, Discovery is sent to Earth by 10-C through a wormhole. As a punishment, Book is sent to provide support to victims of DMA.

What To Expect From Star Trek: Discovery Season 5 Episodes 1 & 2?

Star Trek: Discovery Season 5 will take place in the 32nd century and it will follow the crew on board the iconic Discovery, which is a massive starship roaming in the galaxy. The exact timeline will be set over 900 years after the events of Star Trek: The Original Series.

The plot will focus on their pursuit of a power that is surrounded by mystery. It was in hiding for many years and now many groups of entities are after it. The first two episodes will take a closer look at the ship searching for this power and what it will eventually lead to.

What To Expect From Star Trek: Discovery Season 5 Episodes 1 & 2?

Since the fifth season is the final season of the show, we can expect the first two episodes to start off on a very high note of drama. It will feature actors like Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones and Anthony Rapp, etc.

Do We Have A Release Date?

Star Trek: Discovery Season 5 Episodes 1 & 2 will be released on the same date on Saturday, April 4th, 2024 on Paramount +. The first episode is titled Red Directive and it’s penned by Michelle Paradise. Under the Twin Moons is the name of the second episode which was written by Alan McElroy.

After that, the rest of the episodes will be released on a weekly basis on the platform. These episodes will have a duration between 37 to even 65 minutes depending on the storyline. Star Trek: Discovery Season 5 will have ten episodes in total that will conclude on May 30th, 2024.


Star Trek is a massive and really successful franchise. Just like Star Wars, it has many films and shows under its name. Star Trek: Discovery Season 5 Episodes 1 & 2 is the start of the end of a great show that holds many promises.

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