Does Star Trek Discovery promise to be the best Star Trek ever? We think it will be outstanding with a superb story line and an excellent cast.
Star Trek Discovery is now slated for a May 2017 release date pushed back from its original January date. The great news is that the show will also be streamed on Netflix 24 hours after the CBS showing and in all 188 CBS All Access and Netflix Countries.
And that will include the UK
In a break from tradition, the captain in Discovery will not be the star, the lead role will Lieutenant Commander Rainsford, and will be played by Sonequa Martin-Green, who will also be the first American-African woman to be the defining character in a Star Trek Series.
Series co-creator Bryan Fuller’s idea right from the start was to find a black American actress for the role, and non better than Martin-Greenis.
Other cast members include Michelle Yeoh as Starfleet Captain Georgiou; Lt. Saru, a Starfleet Science Officer played by Doug Jones; Lt. Stamets who is an astromycologist(?) and fellow and Starfleet Science Officer played by Anthony Rapp and where would the series be without Klingons? Well saying ‘Heghlu’meH QaQ jajvam’ (today is a good day to die) will be Chris Obi and Shazad Latif.
With the exception of Martin-Green Lt Cdr Rainsford, we’re looking forward to watching James Frain play Sarek, who of course is a Vulcan physicist, Ambassador, and Spock’s father.
50 years after the very first classic Star Trek we are looking forward to this latest incarnation of this classic TV Sci-Fi series. For the full run down and story…
The first episode of Star Trek premiered 50 years ago, and the beloved sci-fi franchise is now scheduled to return to television in 2017 with a new series on Netflix and CBS — or more specifically, on CBS All Access, the network’s new stand-alone streaming service.
CBS unveiled the first teaser for its new Star Trek series in early 2016, and the show’s official title was revealed to be Star Trek: Discovery during Comic-Con International in San Diego. With the latest movie (Star Trek Beyond) in theaters this past summer, many Star Trek fans are wondering exactly how the television series from executive producer Bryan Fuller (Hannibal, Pushing Daisies) and showrunners Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts (Pushing Daisies) will fit into the framework of the sci-fi franchise as it exists now. ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ TV Series: Everything We Know So Far | Digital Trends