Rather famously, the first trailer for Star Trek: Discovery didn’t win over many fans, whether it was legitimate fan concerns about canon, or the concerns of the lunatic fringe that don’t like seeing a black woman be a focus of the show. “Star Trek has always been pictorial of diversity and universality and unity,” said series star Sonequa Martin-Green. “If you say you love the legacy of Star Trek, but you don’t love that, then you’ve missed it. I encourage you to come on the journey with us.” At San Diego Comic Con, the journey began with a new trailer.
This trailer seems to paint a more complete picture about the size and scope of the story, and perhaps a little more in keeping with the tone of the Star Trek fans know and love. It certainly seems that Martin-Green’s Cmdr. Burnham’s going to go on quite a journey from accomplishment to disgrace to redemption, and although the new trailer gave us more Klingons, and scenes of Jason Isaacs’ Capt. Lorca and Rainn Wilson’s Harry Mudd, there’s still nothing here that entirely gives away the game about Discovery’s plot.
“It’s about marrying the past with the present,” said executive producer Alex Kurtzman. “We are all huge fans of the original series and obviously we want to be accurate — we are within canon.”
The first two hours of Star Trek: Discovery will air on September 24 on CBS, and the rest of the series will air on the streaming site CBS All Access in the U.S., on Space channel in Canada, and on Netflix worldwide.