Star Trek: Discovery -- how to watch tonight on CBS All Access

Last Updated Sep 24, 2017 8:25 PM EDT

"Star Trek: Discovery" on CBS All Access is almost here. The newest series of the franchise is a prequel that takes place about a decade before the five-year mission of the original 1960s "Star Trek." "Discovery" is also set in the timeline of the original series, not that of the new films by J.J. Abrams. Here's what you need to know to watch the new Star Trek show.

Star Trek: Discovery

NFL football ran long. Star Trek: Discovery will air right after 60 Minutes at approximately 8:48 p.m. ET, 7:48 p.m. PT. 

  • Date: September 24, 2017
  • Time: 8:48p.m. ET/PT, 7:30 p.m. CT (immediately following 60 Minutes
  • Online: Watch the premiere and the second episode on CBS All Access 

Watch the Star Trek: Discovery title sequence

Star Trek: Discovery - Main Title Sequence by Star Trek on YouTube

Star Trek: Discovery story

Star Trek: Discovery stars Sonequa Martin-Green of "The Walking Dead" as First Officer Michael Burnham. Michael is the first human to attend the Vulcan Science Academy, and the series starts with her serving as the first officer of the USS Shenzhou, helmed by Michelle Yeoh's Captain Philippa Georgiou. She ends up serving on the USS Discovery under Captain Gabriel Lorca, played by Jason Isaacs, instead.

"I appreciate how courageous this story is and I appreciate how they've woven me into that family because Spock is an institution," Martin-Green told "CBS This Morning."

A special broadcast premiere of "Star Trek: Discovery" will air Sunday, Sept. 24 at 8:30 p.m. ET, 7:30 p.m. CT on CBS. Immediately after the first episode airs on CBS, the second episode will be available on CBS All Access only.

After premiere night, new episodes will be available on CBS All Access each Sunday.

What is CBS All Access

CBS All Access is available on your mobile device, Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, Fire TV, PS4, Xbox or Windows 10. If you don't have CBS All Access already, you can watch "Star Trek: Discovery" with a free, one-week trial.

How to sign up for CBS All Access

Signing up is easy. You simply browse over to the CBS All Access landing page and pick the plan you want to purchase. The  seven-day free trial is available for new customers only.

 

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