After a long wait, we finally have our first look at ‘Star Trek: Discovery’, CBS’ and Netflix’ new prequel series set a decade before the events of the original 1960s Star Trek.
Sonequa Martin-Green, known from The Walking Dead, as Michael Burnham, a first officer promoted unexpectedly to the position of captain by her mentor, Captain Georgiou (Michelle Yeoh). The new series follows the starship Discovery as Burnham learns to become a captain and on the way find her abilities tested by Klingons, Romulans and all things Star Trek.
The visuals of the series feel similar to the Star Trek rebooted movieverse but also still very much in line with the aesthetic of previous Trek series, in particular, Voyager and Deep Space Nine. We get to see some familiar faces, including Vulcans — specifically Spock’s dad, Sarek, and apparently a young Spock — Romulans, and Klingons.