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CBS All Access dropped the trailer for “Star Trek: Discovery,” the streaming service’s new prequel series to the main “Star Trek” show.

SALT LAKE CITY — You can now watch the second season premiere of “Star Trek: Discovery” on YouTube.

What happened: CBS All Access shared the season’s debut episode — called “Brother” — on YouTube, which is quite a switch from last year when the show’s premiere debuted on the CBS television channel.

  • The show’s episode has been released exclusively on CBS All Access, the subscription service connected to the network.

Why it matters: As The Verge puts it, “Presumably, the episode is there to remind non-subscribers — or lapsed subscribers — that the show is back and that it’s worth watching.”

Has it worked?: “‘Discovery’ seems to have done a good job bringing in new viewers when it first premiered in 2017 — CBS claimed at the time that sign-ups for the service broke records after the show premiered on the network.

  • “But, that first season wrapped up last February, and there’s been plenty of complaints about the streaming service’s available catalog and technical glitches. That’s a long time for subscribers to stick around, especially if they showed up for that one show," according to The Verge.

How long?: The episode will be available on YouTube for the next two weeks, according to ComicBook.com.

Watch the episode below.

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What to expect: As I reported back in December, the second season will likely introduce a new villain called Red Angel.

  • “The Red Angel appears to Michael Burnham at a very, very critical moment,” Sonequa Martin-Green told IGN. “You can see from the trailer that we just released that it looks like a life or death moment. And I see this angel and I say that it gives me comfort and lets me know that everything is going to be OK. And then what I find out later is that Spock has also seen this same Red Angel, but when he was a child.”