There’s a barrier to entry in watching Star Trek: Discovery, new episodes of which are available only through paid streaming service CBS All Access. Distribution complaints aside, the series has excelled with fans who’ve taken the streaming-only plunge.
The series’ third episode, “Context Is for Kings,” offered a new captain in Gabriel Lorca (Jason Isaacs), an introduction to several other new characters — Rekha Sharma as Commander Landry, Anthony Rapp as Lt. Stamets, and Mary Wiseman as Cadet Sylvia Tilly — and series lead Michael Burnham’s (Sonequa Martin-Green) transition from remorseful prisoner to reluctant crew member on a brand-new starship.
The episode has an 83% Tomatometer score on 12 reviews (updated). Here’s what fans with access to the series had to say.
No spoilers, but… this *is* Trek. 🖖🏾 #StarTrekDiscovery
— Ebony Elizabeth (@Ebonyteach) October 2, 2017
just wrapped up EP three of #StarTrekdiscovery. Think I like it more than the pilot. Not sure have to watch it again. perhaps Later tonight
— Marcelo Inostroza (@CreekFanatic88) October 2, 2017
I'm loving this mystery feel and twist that #StarTrekDiscovery has!
— NeoStar (@neostar9) October 2, 2017
Long captain's speech and esoteric techno-babble. This is Star Trek as it's supposed to be. #StarTrekDiscovery
— TVCR (@TVCRtweets) October 2, 2017
Why are there so many Shengzou crewmembers here?… #StarTrekDiscovery
— Zach V (@TheZachVan) October 2, 2017
— Husani S. Oakley (@husanioakley) October 2, 2017
Feeling SO much better about #StarTrekDiscovery after Episode 3.
— Dan Carey (@DanCarey_404) October 2, 2017
Tonights episode of #StarTrekDiscovery was the true pilot. New crew is on point – great dynamics & a surprisingly emotional callback.
— will1138 (@will1138) October 2, 2017
— Pugs (@spug92) October 2, 2017
— Alex Kaplan (@Darth_Kaplan) October 2, 2017
#StarTrekDiscovery is certainly different than any ST I've known and loved, but so damn good! I'm on board. Good Sci-Fi is just good Sci-Fi!
— Kevin Paul (@WatchTNGwithMe) October 2, 2017
— Doug Winfield (@d2k) October 2, 2017
Raise your hand if you toooooootally expect Section 31 to be involved. #StarTrekDiscovery
— Theron Couch (@theroncouch) October 2, 2017
— Bodega Bunn (@Dakk01) October 2, 2017
— Miss Kim (@Miss_Kim_H) October 2, 2017
— JJ (@TomcatNASCAR) October 2, 2017
I FUCKING KNEW AMANDA GRAYSON GAVE HER THAT BOOK#StarTrekDiscovery
[She called her foster mom and I am
D Y I N G ]
— Samantha (@Saminamfuhz) October 2, 2017
— Ganja Gamers (@TheGanjaGamers) October 2, 2017
omg the first shot of the Discovery is beautiful. I take back everything i said when i first saw the ship design. #StarTrekDiscovery
— Emily 🐢 (@YlimeReads) October 2, 2017
#StarTrekDiscovery is phenomenal and I'm in love with every single character, also the cinematography is so lush & gorgeous.
— Esther Wallace (@somedayreverend) October 2, 2017
— MrEzilGaloth (@DrWutt) October 2, 2017
Burnham – "Saru"
Saru – "First Officer Saru"
Throwing so much shade with tone of voice alone!
— SuperJude (@xXSuperJudeXx) October 2, 2017
— ghost from sub rosa (@NerdKryptonite) October 2, 2017
Sylvia Tilly is all of us. #StarTrekDiscovery
— Ivy Blossom (@ivyblos) October 2, 2017
— Daniel Walker (@daangraff) October 2, 2017
Omg Tilly is the cutest lil nerd and I love her #StarTrekDiscovery
— Stormpilot trash 🌼 (@WhatCassieDid) October 2, 2017
— Shane Carroll May (@ShaneCarrollMay) October 2, 2017
"My name is Cmdr. Landry, and I'm a Cylon." #StarTrekDiscovery /4
— Ian Richetti (@ianrichetti) October 2, 2017
Me too…but this guy who plays Lorca is pretty cool. Hve seen him in other things and he is great.
— Slotsqueen (@Slotsqueen3) October 2, 2017
Maybe they will reveal more to Lorca. But right now, he's looking shady AF!
— SB (@nipsey) October 2, 2017
That being said, I've got to see what happens. Really hoping I come away from the season a Lorca fan. #StarTrekDiscovery
— Jake Matthews (@jake_matthews) October 2, 2017
— Derek Tyler Attico (@DAttico) October 2, 2017
— Skippy QSB (@Skippyqsb) October 2, 2017
Alright Lorca is dangerous as fuck #StarTrekDiscovery
— Jesus (@xeos_) October 2, 2017
— tiffany wismer (@tkimballwismer) October 2, 2017
Sounds like something Lorca would do.
— Lisa (@StarTrekWreck) October 2, 2017
— Esther Wallace (@somedayreverend) October 2, 2017
— MaGnUs (@lordmagnusen) October 2, 2017
— Star Trek: Discovery (@startrekcbs) October 2, 2017
But I also just want the last episode of this season to be Burnham murdering lorca and a wise admiral / sarek / some authority saying "good"
— Jeanne Thornton (@manwhohatesfun) October 2, 2017
Lorca is sexy! #StarTrekDiscovery
— Justice Chick (@AttorneyTracey1) October 2, 2017
I think the most unsettling thing about Lorca is that he has a standing desk. #StarTrekDiscovery
— Nick Pettazzoni (@pettazz) October 2, 2017
I Do Not Trust him, I like Stamets Tilly and Saru tho
— Ferengi Crimes (@ScuzBrains) October 2, 2017
Tilly is great, Lorca is sketchy as all hell and I love it all!
— Katie Ramirez (@Katiegal92) October 2, 2017
Captain Lorca is a more mental Kirk on steroids and a brain filled with nothing but evasive maneuvers and WWII history. #StarTrekDiscovery
— Art Tavana (@arttavana) October 2, 2017
@jasonsfolly You nailed Captain Lorca right off the bat. You're now my new favourite actor.
— Jakeman (@Jakeman2142) October 2, 2017
Lorca is not your standard Starfleet captain. He's a little…scary. And I loved it. All 3 eps fabulous. #StarTrekDiscovery
— Chi Square (@SquareChi) October 2, 2017
Captain Lorca is mysterious and cool. There's a hint of Captain Nemo about him. 😎 #StarTrekDiscovery
— Lights Above (@lights_above) October 2, 2017
— Jonathan (@JonathanPawlak) October 2, 2017
#StarTrekDiscovery gets better and better! Akiva Goldsman is such a fantastic director. I'm so stoked to find out more about Lorca!!
— Danielle Petit (@patientxzero) October 2, 2017
Star Trek: Discovery streams Sundays at 8:30/5:30 p.m. ET/PT on CBS All-Access.