As much as I love the Star Trek movies, I’ve always been more of a fan of television series with longer story arcs and richer character development. I’ve unashamedly binge-watched as much Star Trek as I could get on Hulu with random spurts of Golden Girls and Rick and Morty spliced in between. “Discovery” is coming at just the right time as I’m trying to wrap up “Voyager” now and that will pretty much complete my Star Trek binge. While I have zero problems with watching Star Trek re-runs pretty much every day until I die, I am very much looking forward to new characters and story lines delivered in a way that Gene Roddenberry could appreciate. Even more so, we have the promise of dramatic and dark overtones that are Bryan Fuller’s specialty as evidenced by his work in American Gods and Hannibal.
We’re lookin at a prequel here, set a decade before Captain Kirk’s 5 year mission. Whether it be The Federation of the past of The Federation of the future, please just sign me up!
We have a great cast too!
Jason Isaacs (The Patriot, Harry Potter, The OA) as Captain Lorca
Doug Jones (Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) as Lt. Saru
Sonequa Martin-Green (The Walking Dead, Once Upon a Time) as Michael Burnham
Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Guardians of the Galaxy: Volt. 2) as Captain Georgiou
Terry Serpico (The Inspectors, Sneaky Pete) as Admiral Anderson
Shazad Latif (Penny Dreadful, The Man Who Knew Infinity) as Lieutenant Tyler
Learn more about the show HERE and
CHECK OUT THE TRAILER HERE!
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