On this stardate in 2017, Star Trek: Discovery Season 1 Episode 1 relaunched the television franchise that hasn't embarked on a voyage since 2005's Enterprise finale.
Plagued by rumors of production issues and showrunner conflicts, fans could be forgiven for harboring some concerns about the show.
After all, more than any other franchise out there, Star Trek defines not only a fandom for Trekkers, it embodies their moral code, their sense of representation, and even their hopes for humanity's future.
Not to mention the snazzy uniform update.
The casting news has periodically electrified fans over the years as they salivated over every bit of news they could find.
Michelle Yeoh as experienced Captain Philippa Georgiou in the early days of Star Fleet was universally lauded as she so easily epitomizes many of the qualities Star Trek is known for in its mentors.