It's been over a decade, but Star Trek is finally returning to the small screen with Star Trek: Discovery. This show may have had a rocky production, losing showrunner Bryan Fuller early on, but so far it's on track for a fall release — and everything we've heard recently points toward this show being bold and progressive enough to make Gene Roddenberry proud.
Starring Sonequa Martin-Green as the lead — First Officer Michael Burnham — Discovery has a talented cast of scifi veterans, including Jason Isaacs as Captain Lorca, Michelle Yeoh as Captain Georgiou, and many more. Discovery is set ten years before The Original Series, and, hot on the nacelles of the first official photo, the trailer for Trek's long-awaited revival has finally dropped.
We were promised new life and civilizations, we were promised a darker, fresh take on #StarTrek, and this trailer certainly delivers. First Officer Burnham is everything we want from a Star Trek lead: She's brave, sharply intelligent, loyal to Starfleet but with enough of a rebellious spark to make her really interesting. Among the other characters, we only really caught a glimpse of Captain Georgiou — who seems to be commanding the USS Discovery, despite reports that she would captain the USS Shenzou. Perhaps that's a plot development waiting to happen.
Star Trek: Discovery is set to change Trek forever with its new interpretation of the franchise. Each new Star Trek show has put its own stamp on the title, and Discovery is no different. But even though this new series may seem to be venturing into darker territories than the other shows, there's still that stubborn optimism and progressive attitude that made Trek great. We can't wait to see more!
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