After several delays which have meant it won’t be released until almost a year after it was originally due, Star Trek: Discovery is on its way, starting on September 25th. To tie in with its ppearance at Comic Con, a trailer has been released, which shows this is not like the TV Star Trek we’ve seen before.
It’s big, it’s expensive, it’s explosive and has a much more intense and dangerous feel than earlier incarnations of the franchise. It’s not too surprising, as those behind the show have often spoken of how thye were breaking the mould, such as having an ongoing plot rather than completely separate instalments, and that it would allow major characters to disagree and dislike each other, which rarely happened in earlier shows.
While some purists are likely to be upset, there are a few nods to them, such as the appearance from classic Original Series character Harry Mudd (Rainn Wilson), who will be a recurring character in the show. Largely though, it concentrates on Sonequa Martin-Green as Michael Green (who will be the central character), Jason Isaacs as Captain Lorca and Michelle Yeoh as Captain Georgiou.
The show will also feature Star Trek’s first regular gay character, an astro-botanist played by Anthony Rapp. However, he doesn’t feature much in the trailer.
The show will begin streaming on CBS All Access in the US, and Netflix in the rest of the world, starting on Spetember 25th. Take a look at the trailer below. [Read more…]