That sound you simply heard used to be the heads of each and every Star Trek fan exploding as main points in their new display brought to Comic-Con.
Not least of which used to be the truth that Spock now has a stepsister, and she or he’s the famous person of the display.
Star Trek Discovery, premiering September, stars Sonequa Martin-Green (The Walking Dead) as First Officer Michael Burnham. But what wasn’t recognized till Martin-Green simply introduced it’s that Burnham used to be raised through Sarek — a.okay.a. Spock’s dad — performed via James Frain.
“We’re mindful that Spock’s stepsister isn’t canon,” stated manufacturer Alex Kurtzman. “Be affected person with us.”
Meanwhile Jason Isaacs, who performs Captain Gabriel Lorca of the united statesDiscovery, teased the target audience that on this PG-thirteen environment he used to be “now not allowed to mention that my Captain it is going to be probably the most fucked up” of all of the display’s Starship captains going again to Kirk. “He has a large number of tough edges,” Isaacs introduced.
And they are now not the one notables on what’s shaping as much as be an overly numerous staff. Anthony Rapp, an actor very best recognized for Rent, found out that his personality will be the first brazenly homosexual officer within the TV generation of Star Trek — and that his lover used to be any other officer at the send.
“S play the primary brazenly homosexual personality within the historical past of TV Star Trek. A’m very pleased with that & he is a scientist.” -@albinokid #SDCC2017
— Star Trek: Discovery (@startrekcbs) July 22, 2017
The display’s manufacturers have been at pains to show the level to which Discovery follows Trek author Gene Roddenberry’s imaginative and prescient of a utopian long run.
“We’re looking to display how struggle is solved through peace,” government manufacturer Aaron Harberts stated. “At the top of day it is approximately working out each and every different.”
As a part of that ethos, the display’s dangerous men — the Klingons — can be proven in a extra sure gentle than ever prior to. “They’re now not the thugs of the universe,” stated manufacturer Gretchen Berg.
Good information, Trekkies: they are going to be talking Klingon with English subtitles.
As for on-line complaint of the display’s variety, its megastar had a succinct reaction:
“Start trek has all the time been abt variety. If you’re keen on Trek however you do not love that, then you definitely ignored it” — Sonequa #StarTrekDiscovery
— Pete Souza Petty (@KendraJames_) July 22, 2017
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