The Best Episodes of Star Trek: Discovery

Set roughly ten years before the events of the original Star Trek, the series follows the crew of the USS Discovery as they discover new worlds and civilizations, while exploring the franchise's signature contemporary themes. The season-long story line revolves around an incident and an event in Star Trek history that's been talked about but never been explored.

Context Is for Kings

#1 - Context Is for Kings

Season 1 - Episode 3

Michael's shuttle is intercepted by Captain Gabriel Lorca of the mysterious U.S.S. Discovery, who orders her to join a dangerous recovery mission.

star 7.96
5,445 votes
Battle at the Binary Stars

#2 - Battle at the Binary Stars

Season 1 - Episode 2

Escaping from the brig while the ship is under attack, Burnham joins the captain in an audacious plan to end a battle rapidly escalating into war.

star 7.94
5,947 votes
Directors: Adam Kane
The Butcher's Knife Cares Not for the Lamb's Cry

#3 - The Butcher's Knife Cares Not for the Lamb's Cry

Season 1 - Episode 4

Voq faces a powerful challenge in his pursuit of T'Kuvma's agenda, while Michael discovers a possible solution to the ship's propulsion difficulties.

star 7.87
5,069 votes

#4 - Lethe

Season 1 - Episode 6

Michael uses her connection to Sarek to help locate him after he is wounded in an assassination attempt. Lorca deals with an unexpected visitor.

star 7.85
4,194 votes
Choose Your Pain

#5 - Choose Your Pain

Season 1 - Episode 5

When Lorca is kidnapped by the Klingons and imprisoned with an eccentric cell mate, the Discovery is assigned to rescue him despite Michael's doubts.

star 7.85
4,765 votes
Directors: Lee Rose
Magic to Make The Sanest Man Go Mad

#6 - Magic to Make The Sanest Man Go Mad

Season 1 - Episode 7

A figure familiar to Lorca and Lt. Tyler from the Klingon prison ship attacks the Discovery, intending to deliver the ship to their former captors.

star 7.80
3,441 votes
The Vulcan Hello

#7 - The Vulcan Hello

Season 1 - Episode 1

Commander Michael Burnham of the Federation starship U.S.S. Shenzhou disputes her captain's peaceful stance when their ship encounters hostile forces.

star 7.78
6,511 votes
Directors: David Semel
Si Vis Pacem. Para Bellum

#8 - Si Vis Pacem. Para Bellum

Season 1 - Episode 8

star 7.73
1,370 votes