It has been over fifty years since captain Kirk, Spock and the rest of the crew from the original starship enterprise took to the skies for the first time, and the series may be more popular than ever, thanks to JJ Abrams’ wildly successful film reboots.
So, no surprise that Star Trek: Discovery, the new female-led TV series and the first since Star Trek: Enterprise ended in 2005, built up quite a bit of momentum ahead of its release.
Now that the series is available on Netflix UK, what do you need to know? Check out our full guide to the series here.
Updated 29th September
When is Star Trek: Discovery released on Netflix in the UK?
The opening episode arrived on the morning of Monday 25th September, less than a day after it was shown on US network CBS.
Unlike Netflix Original series, Star Trek: Discovery will be released weekly on Netflix every Monday.
The 15-episode season will be broken into two parts, with the first eight episodes airing until Monday 6th November. The second half of the season will then resume in January 2018.
When can I watch the next episode of Star Trek: Discovery on Netflix?
Episode four will be available from Monday 9th October. The first three episodes are available on Netflix now.
Is Star Trek: Discovery any good?
The early signs for for Star Trek: Discovery weren’t exactly rosy: delays, changes in production, plus reviewers banned from writing about the series before it airs in the US all contributed to negative headlines.
If you haven’t started the series yet, the trailer below is much more spoiler-free, merely giving a glimpse of the new crew and explaining that the show takes place a decade before the events of the original series. It also has some rather wonderful music playing over it.
How many episodes of Star Trek: Discovery are there?
There are 15 episodes in the season, but US broadcaster CBS has confirmed that the season will be split into two parts. The first eight air weekly from Monday 25th September until Monday 6th November. The remaining seven will air in January 2018.
In a statement, Netflix said: “The series will feature a new ship, new characters and new missions, while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers.”