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Aarniokoski, Douglas
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Douglas Aarniokoski made his Discovery directing debut with the first-season episode, “Lethe.” During his career, he worked his way up the ranks from second assistant director to first...

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Acamar System
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Located in the Mempa Sector in the Beta Quadrant, a binary system of two A-class stars, one of which is 50-60 light-years from Sol, and the home of the Acamarians and the Gatherers....

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Airiam
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(Portrayed by Sara Mitich). A Lieutenant Commander and synthetic-human hybrid on the U.S.S. Discovery,

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Alexander, Jesse
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Jesse Alexander serves as a writer and co-executive producer on Star Trek: Discovery. A California native, Alexander counts among his many prior credits Lost, Alias, Heroes, Hannibal and Agent...

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Anderson, Brett
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(Portrayed by Terry Serpico). Starfleet Admiral at the Battle at the Binary Stars. He was killed when a Klingon Cleave ship attacked the U.S.S. Europa.

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Andres, Dennis
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Dennis Andres played the doomed Corvan II mining colony engineer, Rance, in the Star Trek: Discovery episode, “The Butcher’s Knife Cares Not for the Lamb’s Cry.” The actor...

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Antiproton Chamber
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Technology used by Starfleet personnel during the mid 23rd century to re-knit DNA strands. The chamber was used by Dr. Nambue on Michael Burnham following her exploration of the Klingon artifact.

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Arhin, Arista
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Arista Arhin plays Young Michael Burnham on Star Trek: Discovery. The child actress, who hails from Canada, counts among her previous credits a guest shot on The Mystery Files and a recurring role...

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bat'leth
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The traditional "sword of honor" preferred by Klingon warriors adept at the martial arts. About a meter long and shaped as a double-semicircle with four points (resembling a two-ended scimitar),...

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Battle at the Binary Stars
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Face to face with Klingon vessels, the U.S.S. Shenzhou prepares for the possibility of war if negotiations fail. Amidst the turmoil, Michael Burnham looks back to her Vulcan upbringing for guidance.

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Berg, Gretchen J.
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Gretchen J. Berg is executive producer of Star Trek: Discovery. Berg, who hails from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, counts among her other writing and/or producing credits Beverly Hills,...

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Beyer, Kirsten
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Kirsten Beyer is a staff writer on Star Trek: Discovery and also author of the long-running Star Trek: Voyager novels. She actually also serves as Discovery’s liaison to the groups working...

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Blake, Jordana
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Jordana Blake is the Canadian child actress who portrayed the Betarian Girl in the Star Trek: Discovery episode, “The Butcher’s Knife Cares Not for the Lamb’s Cry.” She...

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Blueberries
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A popular fruit found on Earth. It was a favorite of Saru.

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Brook, Jayne
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Jayne Brook portrays Admiral Cornwell on Star Trek: Discovery. Born in Northbrook, Illinois, the actress boasts a career spanning more than three decades and counts among her numerous film and...

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Buran, U.S.S.
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A mid-23rd century Federation starship captained by Gabriel Lorca prior to his assignment on the U.S.S. Discovery. The ship was destroyed by Lorca after it was ambushed during the...

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Burnham, Michael
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(Portrayed by Sonequa Martin-Green) Born to human parents, Burnham was later adopted by a Vulcan ambassador, Sarek, and his human wife, Amanda Grayson, following her parents’ death during a...

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Butcher's Knife Cares Not For The Lamb's Cry, The
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With tensions and stakes high as Starfleet continues in their efforts to end the war with Klingons, Burnham begins to settle in to her new position aboard the U.S.S. Discovery.

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Chieffo, Mary
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Mary Chieffo, who portrays L'Rell, the battle deck commander of the Klingon ship, on Star Trek: Discovery, has acting in her blood. She is the daughter of actors Beth Grant and Michael Chieffo,...

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Choose Your Pain
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While on a mission, Lorca unexpectedly finds himself in the company of prisoner of war, Starfleet Lieutenant Ash Tyler and notorious intergalactic criminal, Harry Mudd. Burnham voices her...

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Clarke, U.S.S.
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The U.S.S. Clarke NCC-1661 was a mid-23rd century starship destroyed at the Battle of the Binary Stars.

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Coates, Conrad
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Veteran actor Conrad Coates portrays the Vulcan character, Admiral Terral, in Star Trek: Discovery. Coates has appeared in more than 100 television shows and movies dating back to the late 1980s,...

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Cold
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A Starfleet prisoner in the mid-23rd century that was being transported to Tellum along with Michael Burnham and two other prisoners when their shuttle was intercepted by the U.S.S....

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Coleite, Aron Eli
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Aron Eli Coleite is a writer and co-executive producer on Star Trek: Discovery. He has previously worked on Crossing Jordan, Heroes, The River, Hostages and Home.

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Communicator
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A portable transceiver device in use by Starfleet crews since the mid-22nd century. Earlier versions were designed as a hand-held device with a hardware control interface and a flip-up antennae...

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Connor, Danby
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(Portrayed by Sam Vartholomeos). Ensign on the U.S.S. Shenzhou. Killed in the Battle at the Binary Stars.

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Context Is for Kings
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Michael Burnham finds herself aboard the U.S.S. Discovery, where she quickly realizes things are not as they seem, including the mysterious Captain Gabriel Lorca.

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Cornwell, Admiral
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(Portrayed by Jayne Brook). Starfleet admiral who directed the U.S.S. Discovery to defend the Corvan II's inhabitants and mines during a Klingon attack in the mid-23rd century. She is a medical...

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Corvan II
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A planetoid near the Aneto System responsible for 40% of the Federation's dilithium. During the Klingon-Federation War, Corvan II was under attack before the arrival of the U.S.S....

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Coutts, Emily
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Emily Coutts co-stars on Star Trek: Discovery as Keyla Detmer, helmsman of the U.S.S. Shenzhou. The Canadian redhead previously appeared in such films and television shows as Transporter: The...

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Crepuscula
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A twilight race living on a desert planet. As an 89-year maelstorm is about to impact the planet, Captain Georgiou and First Officer Michael Burnham of the U.S.S. Shenzhou discreetly break...

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Cruz, Wilson
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Wilson Cruz, who plays Dr. Hugh Culber on Star Trek: Discovery, was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, before relocating with his family to California, where he later attended California State...

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Culber, Dr. Hugh
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(Portrayed by Wilson Cruz) The medical officer of the U.S.S. Discovery, and partner to Lt. Stamets.

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Daystrom Institute
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A Federation facility named after the legenday Richard Daystrom, inventor of the Duotronic computer system.

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Deep Space Station K-7
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A 22nd-century, civilian Federation outpost, K-7 was located near Sherman's Planet, and also located only one parsec from a nearby Klingon outpost. The station was near the Mempa Sector in...

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Dennas
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(Portrayed by Clare McConnell) Klingon leader of the House of D'Ghor.

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Detmer, Keyla
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(Portrayed by Emily Coutts). Conn officer on the U.S.S. Shenzhou. Detmer was injured in a bridge explosion while serving on the U.S.S. Shenzhou during the Battle at the Binary Stars....

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Discovery, U.S.S.
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A Starfleet starship captained by Gabriel Lorca.

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Displacement-Activated Spore Hub Drive
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An experimental technology developed by Paul Stamets and Science Officer Straal during the mid-23rd century that allowed starships to travel instantly across a mycelium network. The technology was...

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Disruptor
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Used by Klingons in the mid 23rd century.

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Disruptor Rifle
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Used by Klingons in the mid 23rd century.

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Donatu V
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Location of a Klingon / Federation battle in the mid 23rd century.

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Edison, U.S.S.
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The U.S.S. Edison NCC-1683 was a mid-23rd century Federation starship destroyed at the Battle of the Binary Stars.

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Europa, U.S.S.
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The U.S.S. Europa NCC-1648 was a mid-23rd century starship destroyed by a Klingon Cleave ship at the Battle of the Binary Stars, killing all on-board including Admiral Brett Anderson. 

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Fortune Cookies
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An crisp cookie popular on Earth prior to the 23rd Century. The cookie included "fortune" inside which was an aphorism or prophecy. Captain Lorca's family owned a fortune cookie company in...

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Frain, James
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James Frain, Sarek on Star Trek: Discovery, is a respected British actor whose many film and television credits include Prime Suspect, Elizabeth, Hilary and Jackie, The Tudors, FlashForward, True...

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Frakes, Jonathan
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For seven seasons, Jonathan Frakes played Will Riker on Star Trek: The Next Generation. He is also an accomplished director, with credits on Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space...

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Fuller, Bryan
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Bryan Fuller is the co-creator and executive producer of Star Trek: Discovery. A lifelong Star Trek and sci-fi fan whose first writing staff job and learning lab was with Star Trek: Voyager for...

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Gant, Kamran
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(Portrayed by Ali Momen). Tactical officer on the U.S.S. Shenzhou.

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Georgiou, Philippa
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(Portrayed by Michelle Yeoh) Georgiou was born in Malaysia, on Earth. A graduate of Starfleet Academy, she rose to the rank of Captain, becoming one of Starfleet’s most-decorated officers....

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Glenn, U.S.S.
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The U.S.S. Glenn NCC-1030 was a Federation starship in the mid-23rd century that was researching a new, experimental organic-propulsion system along with the U.S.S. Discovery. An unexpected...

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Goldsman, Akiva
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Raised in Brooklyn Heights, New York, Akiva Goldsman received his bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University and attended the graduate fiction writing program at New York University. His...

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Grossman, Julianne
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Julianne Grossman, who provides the voice of the U.S.S. Discovery’s computer, is an actress, standup comic and veteran voiceover artist. Her many credits include Doubt, Spaceballs: The...

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GS54
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An organism that feeds on electricity. In the mid-23rd century, a shuttle carrying Michael Burnham and three other prisoners was disabled when GS54 begins feeding on the shuttle's power system. 

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H'Atoria
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A Vulcan ship that crossed into Klingon space two hundred and forty years before the Battle at the Binary Stars. The Klingons attacked and destroyed the vessel. 

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Harberts, Aaron
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Aaron Harberts is executive producer of Star Trek: Discovery. The Iowa native has also written and/or produced Beverly Hills, 90210, the film Valentine, Roswell, John Doe, Wonderfalls, Pepper...

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Hetrick, Glenn
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Glenn Hetrick, Star Trek: Discovery's creature and makeup effects designer, was raised in Hellertown, PA. His proclivity for horror films, particularly those of the Universal and Hammer Studios...

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Howell, Justin
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Justin Howell is the stuntman and actor who portrays the Klingon, Rejac, on Star Trek: Discovery. Among his previous credits are Reign, Lost Girl, The Strain, Killjoys, Arrow, Suicide Squad,...

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Interstellar Positioning Relays
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Mid 23rd century technology that allowed Starfleet to monitor remote boundries of Federation space. During a routine check, the U.S.S. Shenzhou discovered a relay that was intentionally...

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Into the Forest I Go
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Episode 9

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Isaacs, Jason
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Jason Isaacs plays Captain Gabriel Lorca, captain of the U.S.S. Discovery, on Star Trek: Discovery. The veteran British actor’s career spans nearly 30 years and counting, and his credits...

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Januzzi, Troy
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(Portrayed by Romaine Waite). Communications officer on the U.S.S. Shenzhou.

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Jefferson, Iowa
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A town on the planet Earth, Jefferson was the location of a classified Starfleet facilty tasked with building organic-propulsion units based on the U.S.S. Discovery's specifications during the...

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Jones, Doug
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Doug Jones, Star Trek: Discovery's Saru, has emerged as a genre fan favorite over the years thanks to his memorable creature performances in such sci-fi and horror films and television shows as...

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Kadin, Heather
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Heather Kadin is an accomplished producer whose body of work spans a range of iconic television shows and feature films from this past decade. Currently, Kadin serves as President of Television...

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Kane, Adam
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Adam Kane is the veteran producer, director and cinematographer who directed the Star Trek: Discovery episode "Battle at the Binary Stars." Kane, who was born in Burbank, California, previously...

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Kelpien
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An alien race biologically determined to be predator or prey.

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Kerala, U.S.S.
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Starfleet starship at the Battle of the Binary Stars.

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Kirshner, Mia
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Mia Kirshner recurs on Star Trek: Discovery as Amanda Grayson, who is the human wife of the Vulcan, Sarek, and helped raised Michael Burnham. Hailing from Toronto, Kirshner's career dates back...

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Klingons
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Planet: Q'onoS (Kronos, the Klingon homeworld). The well-statured warrior race has a genetic predisposition to hostility and a well-known streak of fatalism. Lieutenant Worf says that Klingons do...

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Kol
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(Portrayed by Kenneth Mitchell) A Klingon warrior from the House of Kor, Kol returned to the Sarcophagus ship months after the Battle of the Binary Stars to overthrow Voq as its leader and steal...

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Kung, Grace Lynn
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Grace Lynn Kung played the prisoner Psycho in the Star Trek: Discovery episode, "Context Is for Kings." A Canadian actress who splits her time between North America and the U.K., Kung counts among...

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Kurtzman, Alex
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The characters of Kirk and Spock are among the most instantly recognizable fictional characters created in the past 50 years. If the Star Trek reboot -- which kicked off with Star Trek (2009) was...

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Kwok-Choon, Parrick
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Patrick Kwok-Choon is the actor who portrays Rhys in Star Trek: Discovery. Kwok-Choon, who splits his time between Toronto and Los Angeles, is a classically trained actor and also proficient at...

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L'Rell
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(Portrayed by Mary Chieffo) A Klingon and the battle deck commander of T'Kuvma's Klingon Sarcophagus ship. Her father is of the House of T'Kuvma and her mother was from House of Mókai.

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Landry, Ellen
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Security Officer on the U.S.S. Discovery. Landry was killed by a tardigrade - nicknamed Ripper - when she opened its containment pen on the U.S.S. Discovery.

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Laryngotracheal Stenosis
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An abnormal narrowing of the central air passageways that can cause chronic snoring and a dry throat. Sylvia Tilly was born with the condition.

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Latif, Shazad
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Shazad Latif, who plays Lieutenant Ash Tyler, a Starfleet officer in the Federation, on Star Trek: Discovery, is a British actor best known for his role as Dr. Henry Jekyll in the television...

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Lethe
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Episode 6

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Lorca, Gabriel
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(Portrayed by Jason Isaacs) Captain of the U.S.S. Discovery. He is a formitable leader with a decisive charisma that hides many secrets.

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MacDonald, Devon
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Devon MacDonald portrayed an Engineering Officer in the Star Trek: Discovery episode "Context Is for Kings." Among her other credits are The Best Years, Breakout Kings, Lost Girl, Tru Love and...

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Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad
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Episode 7

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Maranville, Steven
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Captain of the U.S.S. Yeager during the Battle of the Binary Stars.

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Martin-Green, Sonequa
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Sonequa Martin-Green, who plays Michael Burnham on Star Trek: Discovery, was born and raised in Russellville, Alabama. She studied theater at the University of Alabama, graduating in 2007. While...

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Matter Synthesizer
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A 23rd century device capable of forging atoms into items. Michael Burnham used the device to replicate a uniform during her temporary assignment to the U.S.S. Discovery's science division.

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McConnell, Clare
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Clare McConnell plays Dennas, a leader in the Klingon Empire, on Star Trek: Discovery. Based in Toronto, she performs sketch and improv regularly in venues across the city. Her first role in a...

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McGuire, Christopher
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Christopher McGuire serves as Star Trek: Discovery’s stunt coordinator. A veteran stuntman, stunt double, stunt driver and stunt coordinator, his many previous film and television credits...

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mek'leth
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A ceremonial bladed weapon of Klingon warriors that is used in close quarters combat.

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Mempa System
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A region of space in the Klingon sector of the Beta Quadrant. Captain Lorca was believed to be held by the Klingons somewhere in the system during the Klingon-Federation War. It was said to be a...

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Menosky, Joe
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Joe Menosky is a Star Trek veteran who has served in various capacities – writer, producer and/or story editor – on Discovery, Voyager, Deep Space Nine and The Next Generation. Before...

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Meyer, Nicholas
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Nicholas Meyer, a writer and consulting producer on Star Trek: Discovery, has a long and vital history with the franchise. Meyer directed (and co-wrote, uncredited) Star Trek II: The Wrath of...

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Mitchell, Kenneth
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Kenneth Mitchell co-stars on Star Trek: Discovery as Kol, a commanding officer in the Klingon Empire. Mitchell, who was born and raised in Toronto, Canada, has appeared in such films as The...

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Mitich, Sara
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Sara Mitich plays Airiam, a synthetic-human hybrid aboard the U.S.S. Discovery, on Star Trek: Discovery. Originally from Hamilton, Ontario, Mitich's previous television and film credits include...

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Momen, Ali
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Ali Momen co-stars on Star Trek: Discovery as Kamran Gant, tactical officer aboard the U.S.S. Shenzhou. Momen is an accomplished actor-singer-producer who has graced the stage (Monsoon Wedding);...

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Morgan, Bonnie
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Bonnie Morgan is the actress and stuntwoman who played a Crepuscula alien in the Star Trek: Discovery premiere episode, "The Vulcan Hello." She'd previously appeared in dozens of films and...

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Mpumlwana, Thamela
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Thamela Mpumlwana plays Young T'Kuvma on Star Trek: Discovery. The Canadian actor and voice artist counts among his credits Arthur, The Warrior and the Savior, The Gabby Douglas Story, Peg+Cat,...

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Mudd, Harry
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(Portrayed by Rainn Wilson) Intergalactic con-man.

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Mycelium
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The vegetative part of a fungus.

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Nambue, Dr.
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(Portrayed by Maulik Pancholy) The medical officer of the U.S.S. Shenzhou.

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Nolan, Rea
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Rea Nolan is Star Trek: Discovery’s Klingon language dialect coach. She has worked as a voice teacher, workshop leader, coach, and performer in Canada, the United States, Ireland and the UK,...

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