‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Gets Record Ratings In Canada, Plus 2 New Images And Isaacs Reveals A Tidbit

We are two days away from the third episode of Star Trek: Discovery and we have a couple more images from that. We also now have the ratings from Canada for the first two episodes, and Jason Isaacs (nearly) spilling some beans.

Two new Discovery images

TrekMovie previously shared six images from this weekend’s episode and today CBS released another one, this time featuring Michael Burnham and Lt. Stamets in the engine room of the USS Discovery.

Sonequa Martin-Green as Michael Burnham; Anthony Rapp as Lieutenant Paul Stamets from “Context is for Kings”

CBS also released the first image of Wilson Cruz from the show, giving us a good look at him in his medical uniform.

Wilson Cruz as Dr. Hugh Culber

Video: Redesigning the Klingons

Get a look at a few different Klingons in this new behind-the-scenes video from CBS.

Record ratings in Canada

Earlier this week we reported on the US ratings for the debut episode of Star Trek: Discovery and today Bell Media released the Canadian ratings for the first two episodes. Episode 1 brought in 1.17 million Canadian viewers on Space with episode 2 gaining with 1.2 million and according Bell Discovery “delivered the most-watched series audience ever on Canadian specialty TV.” The first hour was also shown on CTV and so the total combined viewership was 2.2 million viewers, making it the third most-watched series debut in Canada for the year.  Discovery’s debut on Crave TV also set a record for that streaming service.

Episode 3 of Discovery airs Sunday, October 1st at 8pm on Space and will be available on Monday at 8pm on the CraveTV streaming service.

Isaacs reveals a little

In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Jason Isaacs (Capt. Lorca) talks about life on the set, William Shatner and growing up watching TOS. When asked about his character of Lorca he started off saying he couldn’t say anything, then said something but then stopped himself. 

It’s clear when you meet him he’s a man with conflicting agendas. I seem to take an interest in Burnham, which is surprising. I’m interested in helping her regain her — f— I don’t know if I can say that…

Regain what? Well the end of episode two saw Burnham stripped of rank and sentenced to prison. So it’s a pretty good guess Lorca could be interested in helping her regain her commission as an officer in Starfleet and maybe even her position as first officer.

This previously released image from “Context is for Kings” shows Burnham in her prison jumpsuit

Discovery tweet of the day: More Daft Punk!

Discovery writer Bo Yeon Kim shared this image of the helmeted crew person seen in the premiere of Star Trek: Discovery. Many fans have noted the helmet look is reminiscent of the popular band Daft Punk, but the character actually has a name and a backstory as noted in our recent review of the novel Star Trek: Discovery: Desperate Hours




Star Trek: Discovery is available exclusive in the US on CBS All Access with new episodes released Sundays at 8:30 pm ET. In Canada Star Trek: Discovery airs on the Space Channel at the same time. Discovery is available on Netflix outside the USA and Canada with new episodes made available Monday at 8 am BST.

Keep up with all the Star Trek: Discovery news at TrekMovie.

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