After a number of unfortunate delays, CBS is finally releasing the first season of its long-awaited science fiction television series, "Star Trek: Discovery." The pilot episode will air today, Sept. 24th, on CBS. Everyone with a television which is connected to a cable service or an antenna, will be able to check out the first episode today at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT. However, the rest of the episodes will be exclusive to the network's new paid streaming service, Cbs All Access. Meanwhile, fans outside of the United States and Canada will be able to check out the rest of the episodes on Netflix.

Where to watch

The first two episodes of "Star Trek: Discovery" will be available on-demand for CBS All-Access subscribers after the show's premiere.

It will then be followed with new episodes to be aired every Sunday at the same timeslot. The first season will include a total of 15 episodes airing every weekend until early next year. However, CBS has announced that there will be a two-month mid-season break, which will start on Nov. 7th and end on Jan. 7th, 2018. Meanwhile, viewers outside the US and Canada will catch the latest episodes on Netflix within 24 hours after they have debuted on CBS All Access.

Prime timeline

The brand new series will mark the return of the "Star Trek" franchise to television since "Star Trek: Enterprise" concluded in 2005. The entire show is set 10 years before the events of "Star Trek: The Original Series," but it does not follow the J.J. Abrams continuity or any of the concurrent feature films. Instead, the show follows the so-called Prime timeline, which includes the original series, "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Star Trek: Voyager," "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," and the ten feature films in between.

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Check out the show's first trailer below:

Series details

As showcased in the show's first trailer (shown above), the series will mainly focus on the Federation-Klingon cold war. Right smack in the middle of the conflict will be the USS Shenzhou, helmed by Captain Phlippa Georgiou (Michelle Yeoh) and her first officer Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green), and the USS Discovery, helmed by Captain Jason Isaacs (Gabriel Lorca). Unlike the recent J.J. Abrams' feature films, the new series will focus on carrying on the legacy of the previous series. This includes the efforts to feature a diverse cast of characters and a heavy focus on science fiction elements.