Star Trek: Discovery has five more episodes to premiere before the winter break, and now we know all the remaining titles for 2017’s upcoming episodes, thanks to a release from CBS today.

While we’ve already discussed the titles to Episodes 105 and 106, the new ones are interesting too: Episode 107’s title is from Homer’s The Illiad, referencing a passage about Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love.

Aphrodite the daughter of Zeus replied at once, “Hera, queen of the skies, daughter of mighty Cronus, tell me what’s on your mind. I am eager to do it— whatever I can do . . . whatever can be done.”

Quick with treachery noble Hera answered, “Give me Love, give me Longing now, the powers you use to overwhelm all gods and mortal men! I am off to the ends of the fruitful, teeming earth to visit Ocean, fountainhead of the gods, and Mother Tethys who nourished me in their halls and reared me well.

They received me from Rhea, when thundering Zeus  drove Cronus under the earth and the barren salt sea. I go to visit them and dissolve their endless feud— how long they have held back from each other now, from making love, since anger struck their hearts.  But if words of mine could lure them back to love, back to bed, to lock in each other’s arms once more . . . they would call me their honored, loving friend forever.”

Aphrodite, smiling her everlasting smile, replied, “Impossible—worse, it’s wrong to deny your warm request, since you are the one who lies in the arms of mighty Zeus.”

With that she loosed from her breasts the breastband, pierced and alluring, with every kind of enchantment woven through it . . . There is the heat of Love, the pulsing rush of Longing, the lover’s whisper, irresistible — magic to make the sanest man go mad. 

And thrusting it into Hera’s outstretched hands she breathed her name in a throbbing, rising voice: “Here now, take this band, put it between your breasts — ravishing openwork, and the world lies in its weaving! You won’t return, I know, your mission unfulfilled,
whatever your eager heart desires to do.”

The title of Episode 108 translates to, “If you want peace, prepare for war.”

Episode 109’s title comes from a quote by naturalist John Muir, “And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.”

“Choose Your Pain,” “Lethe,” “Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad,” “Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum,” and “Into the Forest I Go” will all debut on CBS All Access, SPACE, and Netflix the next five Sundays.

  • Eric Watson

    Very interesting. I can’t wait to find the story context for those titles, especally “magic to make the sanest man go mad.” It was fun to see how the first four show titles became applicable.

    • Eric Cheung

      Story context…is for kings.

  • Bjoernar Dohm

    Are any of the other episodes’ titles based on quotes (“The Butcher’s Knife” or “Context”, for example)?

    • prometheus59650

      I know for sure that “Vulcan hello” and “Context…” did.

      I’m almost positive that “Butcher…” did not.

      • Keith Melton

        Confirmed. In episode 4 the title is not referenced directly by line.

      • Eric Cheung

        I think Bjoernar isn’t referring to in-episode pieces of dialogue, as with the first three episode titles, but to literary references, as with episodes 7-9. It remains to be seen if “Choose Your Pain” and “Lethe” are referenced in dialogue, but Lethe is of course another reference to ancient literature.

        I’ve googled the Butcher phrase when that title was first announced and I couldn’t come up with anything.

        It’s interesting that TOS liked to use Shakespeare for titles, DS9 liked to use the Bible, and DSC likes to use ancient Greek and Latin references.

        • Dwight Williams

          I wonder if we’ll see other cultures, Earthly or not, reflected in future episode titles.

  • dixonium

    I’m am loving Discovery’s style when it comes to episode titles. Literate, intriguing, and in keeping with the TOS tradition!

    • Keith Melton

      The TOS flavor of these titles has been a delicious treat.

  • Dwight Williams

    Can we please go back to showing the episode titles in the aired episodes? If necessary, do it West Wing-style.

    • Eric Cheung

      It’s something I was hoping we’d get with the new show, particularly since the opening titles really showcase the episode-specific details like special guest stars, writers, and directors. It almost reminded me of Doctor Who titles where they’d have the title and then a card that credited the writer(s) saying it was “by” them.

      Sadly, on-screen episode titles are growing more and more infrequent.

    • Keith Melton

      I would say its parts design choice and the fact that if you did, you could never open the show with a Klingon scene as you need the subtitles.

  • TUP

    This Weinstein debacle has unfortunately touched Trek. Mia Kirshner has reported harassment at his hands. What a miserable SOB

  • Michael Kurland

    It would certainly be interesting if one of the titles was “Morals are for Men, Not Gods.”