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"Context Is for Kings" is the third episode of Star Trek: Discovery in the program's first season, which premiered on 1 October 2017 exclusively on CBS All Access.



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ChiefowitzCollinsPhilippa GeorgiouAmanda GraysonMagnusJohn LennonSpock

Starships and vehicles[]

USS Discovery (Crossfield-class) • USS Glenn (Crossfield-class) • SPT 21 (prison shuttlecraft)
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USS EuropaUSS Shenzhou (Walker-class)


Janus VIStarbase 11
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AndorRomulusStarbase 18TellunVulcan

Races and cultures[]

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States and organizations[]

Klingon EmpireStarfleetUnited Federation of PlanetsVulcan Science Academy

Science and technology[]

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Ranks and titles[]

cadetcaptaincommanderfirst officerlieutenantpilotsecurity chief

Other references[]

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May 2256 
The Klingons and Starfleet begin a disastrous encounter at the binary stars. (DSC episodes: "The Vulcan Hello", "Battle at the Binary Stars")
later 2256 (2250s chronology, Discovery voyages
Gabriel Lorca, aboard USS Discovery, arranges to rescue Michael Burnham's prison shuttle.




  • The third episode of Discovery, this episode was made available on CBS All Access streaming service for subscribers only on 1 October 2017.


Star Trek: Discovery episodes
season 1 chapter 1 "The Vulcan Hello" • "Battle at the Binary Stars" • "Context Is for Kings" • "The Butcher's Knife Cares Not for the Lamb's Cry" • "Choose Your Pain" • "Lethe" • "Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad" • "Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum" • "Into the Forest I Go"
chapter 2 "Despite Yourself" • "The Wolf Inside" • "Vaulting Ambition" • "What's Past Is Prologue" • "The War Without, The War Within" • "Will You Take My Hand?"
season 2 "Brother" • "New Eden" • "Point of Light" • "An Obol for Charon" • "Saints of Imperfection" • "The Sound of Thunder" • "Light and Shadows" • "If Memory Serves" • "Project Daedalus" • "The Red Angel" • "Perpetual Infinity" • "Through the Valley of Shadows" • "Such Sweet Sorrow"
season 3 "That Hope Is You, Part 1" • "Far From Home" • "People of Earth" • "Forget Me Not" • "Die Trying" • "Scavengers" • "Unification III" • "The Sanctuary" • "Terra Firma" • "Su'Kal" • "There Is A Tide..." • "That Hope Is You, Part 2"


published order
Previous episode:
Battle at the Binary Stars
Discovery episode produced Next episode:
The Butcher's Knife Cares Not for the Lamb's Cry
Previous episode:
Battle at the Binary Stars
Discovery episode aired Next episode:
The Butcher's Knife Cares Not for the Lamb's Cry
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Battle at the Binary Stars
Voyages of the
USS Discovery
Next Adventure:
The Butcher's Knife Cares Not for the Lamb's Cry

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