Highlights:

  • The release date for Star Trek: Discovery’s fifth and final season has been announced along with a new poster.
  • The series relaunched the latest iteration of the Star Trek Universe and has spawned more than one spinoff project. 
  • The release date seems to coincide with an important date in the Star Trek Universe. 

Paramount+ has announced the release date for Star Trek: Discovery‘s fifth and final season. We’ve known for a few months that Discovery season 5 would arrive in April 2024. But now that the highly anticipated final season of the show that relaunched Star Trek is less than two months away, we have an official date. Better yet, it seems scheduled to coincide with one of the most important Stardates on the Trekkie calendar!

Star Trek: Discovery Season 5

Discovery season 5 is scheduled for arrival on April 4, 2024. This date is significant to Trekkies because it’s just one day before April 5. According to Star Trek: First Contact, humanity will make First Contact with Vulcans on April 5, 2063.

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First Contact is an integral concept for Star Trek. Making contact with an extraterrestrial species is governed by the Prime Directive. Considered by many to be Starfleet’s most important rule, First Contact is considered sacred because of what it symbolizes to humanity. Star Trek continuity dictates that when humans make First Contact with the Vulcans, our species is inspired to globally unify on an unprecedented scale. And the result? Utopia on Earth.

As for Discovery season 5, we’ve known since March 2023 that it would be the conclusive outing for the series. And while it goes without saying that the parting will be bittersweet, the series leaves a significant legacy in its wake. Not only did the series relaunch the Franchise, but the ongoing megahit series Star Trek: Strange New Worlds directly spun out of Discovery season 2.

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Alongside the official release date announcement, Paramount+ shared an official poster for the season. The poster features returning crew members Adira Tal (Blu del Barrio), Sylvia Tilly (Mary Wiseman), Doctor Hugh Culber (Wilson Cruz), Captain Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green), Cleveland “Book” Booker (David Ajala), Saru (Doug Jones) and Paul Stamets (Anthony Rapp). Season 5 arrives for streaming on April 4, 2024.

Star Trek: Discovery poster: Adira Tal (Blu del Barrio), Sylvia Tilly (Mary Wiseman), Doctor Hugh Culber (Wilson Cruz), Captain Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green), Cleveland "Book" Booker (David Ajala), Saru (Doug Jones) and Paul Stamets (Anthony Rapp) are centrally positioned. Discovery is beneath them. They are encircled by a multi-colored ring of runes. In the background is a colorful nebula.

Photo Credit: James Dimmock/Paramount+

Star Trek: Discovery seasons 1 through 4 are currently available for streaming on Paramount+.

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