Star Trek: Discovery writer Jordon Nardino, who scripted last night’s “Vaulting Ambition” episode, took to social media this evening to share the background of the many names of the Mirror Universe’s ruthless leader.

The Emperor’s entrance to the great hall of the Royal Palace was announced with fervor:

“All Hail her most Imperial Majesty, Mother of the Fatherland, Overlord of Vulcan, Dominus of Kronos, Regina Andor, All Hail Philippa Georgiou Augustus Iaponius Centarius!”

Nardino took to Twitter to spell out exactly what that mouthful of titles all mean, and their context within the power structure of the Terran Empire.

Earth and Vulcan (as viewed in 2285 of the Prime universe).
Kronos, as viewed in 2367.

The NX-01 nears the gas giant, Andor, and its moon, Andoria, in 2154.

Terran officer Hoshi Sato, as she seizes command of the Empire.

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Of course, as Nardino cautions, this background isn’t true canon until it’s brought on-screen (or contradicted by on-screen events), but it certainly makes for a neat bit of insight into how the writing team views Georgiou’s place in the sprawling and oppressive Terran Empire.

We’ll be back with both our review of “Vaulting Ambitions” and our next chapter of Canon Connections later this week, and Star Trek: Discovery will return this Sunday on CBS All Access.