Written By: DaVette See
When the new trailer for Star Trek: Discovery dropped during their panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday, jaws dropped. Not just at the cinema-quality look of the show, but at the implied dark overtones in the new series that’s revealed in those clips. To the casual fans of the universe of Star Trek, this might appear inconsistent with the hopeful quality typically associated with the franchise. But true Trekkies and Trekkers know that some of the more compelling episodes of the various series were those that explored the nature of good and evil, perception and reality.
“Change is the essential process of all existence … You must challenge your preconceptions or they most certainly will challenge you.”
These words are spoken at one point during the trailer to First Officer Michael Burnham, played by Sonequa Martin-Green. To fans of this franchise who might bristle slightly at what they view in the trailer, it might be a good idea to keep that quote in mind. Because this is not your parents’ Star Trek.
The Star Trek franchise’s latest chapter will premiere on Sunday, Sept. 24 on the CBS Television Network, with the rest of the episodes being available on CBS All Access, the Network’s digital subscription video on demand and live streaming service.
From the producers:
“Star Trek,” one of the most iconic and influential global television franchises, returns to television 50 years after it first premiered with STAR TREK: DISCOVERY. The series will feature a new ship, new characters, and new missions, while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers.
STAR TREK: DISCOVERY will follow the voyages of Starfleet on their missions to discover new worlds and new life forms, and one Starfleet officer who must learn that to truly understand all things alien, you must first understand yourself.
The series will premiere on the CBS Television Network with all subsequent episodes available on CBS All Access, the Network’s digital subscription video on demand and live streaming service, and will be distributed concurrently by CBS Studios International on Netflix in 188 countries and in Canada on Bell Media’s Space channel and OTT service CraveTV.
CURRENTLY ANNOUNCED CAST AND GUEST CAST INCLUDE:
Sonequa Martin-Green (First Officer Michael Burnham)
Doug Jones (Lieutenant Saru)
Jason Isaacs (Captain Gabriel Lorca)
Shazad Latif (Lieutenant Ash Tyler)
Anthony Rapp (Lieutenant Paul Stamets)
Michelle Yeoh (Captain Philippa Georgiou)
Mary Wiseman (Cadet Sylvia Tilly)
Chris Obi (T’Kuvma)
Mary Chieffo (L’Rell)
James Frain (Ambassador Sarek)
Rainn Wilson (Harry Mudd)
Terry Serpico (Admiral Anderson)
Maulik Pancholy (Doctor Nambue)
Damon Runyan (Ujilli)
Rekha Sharma (Commander Landry)
Kenneth Mitchell (Kol)
Clare McConnell (Dennas)
Sam Vartholomeos (Ensign Connor)
PRODUCED BY: CBS Television Studios in association with Secret Hideout, Living Dead Guy Productions and Roddenberry Entertainment
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Alex Kurtzman, Bryan Fuller, Heather Kadin, Gretchen J. Berg & Aaron Harberts, Akiva Goldsman, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth
For press information and photos visit: www.cbspressexpress.com/cbs-all-access/shows/star-trek-discovery
About DaVette See
DaVette lives in Inglewood, CA with her husband, Rob, her mother, and her seven (yikes) kitties. She has a BA in English and Theater and a Law degree. When not writing, reporting and editing for BGN, she operates Running Lady Studios and producing animated shorts. She loves books, plays, movies, and more than anything, she loves telling stories