The nature of Star Trek: Discovery is as mysterious now as it was about a year and a half ago when it was first announced. In a different world, the series would have premiered some time this month (of course in another different world, it would have premiered this past January), but CBS and Paramount are taking their time developing the series, which Trekkies are hoping is only good news as they eagerly await the first new Star Trek to appear on their TV screens in 12 years. Now, a first look at the new series in the form of an official photo shows two of the main characters in action, including the woman they call “Number One.”
Courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, we have a new photo of Michelle Yeoh as Captain Philippa Georgiou and Sonequa Martin-Green as First Officer Michael Burnham of the Starship Discovery. Their ongoing mission: to explore a strange new world that looks like a desert planet requiring one to trade in their Starfleet uniforms for light-weight, natural fabrics in Earth-tones. Burnham looks like she’s packing an old school tricorder and communicator as well. Of course, you’ll recall that Discovery is set approximately 10 years before the original adventures of Captain James T. Kirk and the Starship Enterprise in the original Star Trek series.
So now we know that the crew of Discovery go exploring, which was probably to be expected on a Star Trek series. The show will focus on multiple ships and multiple crews – Starfleet and Klingon – as “an incident and an event in Star Trek history that’s been talked about but never been explored” unfolds over the 13-epsiode first season. The series co-stars Jason Isaacs as Captain Lorca, Doug Jones as science officer Saru, Anthony Rapp as fellow science officer Stamets Terry Serpico as Starfleet admiral Anderson, with James Frain as astrophysicist and Spock baby daddy Sarek, and Rainn Wilson as Harry Mudd, a recurring agitator from the original series played by Roger C. Carmel.
Star Trek: Discovery will launch sometime next year on the main CBS network before streaming the rest of the season on CBS All Access sometime late this year.
Source: Geek Tyrant