“Contact Starfleet command! We’ve engaged the Klingons!”
Great news on this not-so-gloomy-Thursday-anymore geeks! We finally have the first trailer for the new and upcoming Star Trek series! CBS released the trailer during Wednesday’s Upfront presentation in New York City.
We loved it! We are dying for a Star Trek series…and the question to whether this will quench our thirst is slowly becoming a definite and loud yes! Everything about the trailer screams success. It does have a more serious undertone, but we’re glad to see Bryan Fuller’s influence can still be seen and felt (Hannibal fans will immediately recognise his role).
In the new trailer, we get our first look at Martin-Green as the first officer of The Discovery, who appears to be a human raised by Vulcans, as evidenced by conversations she has with Sarek (James Frain). The Discovery then comes across an unknown object at the edge of Federation space, leading to a conflict with the Klingons. Klingons baby!! In addition, the network revealed that Season 1 of the series will consist of 15 episodes instead of 13, with an after-show called “Talking Trek.”
We loved the red alert sound on the bridge that is exactly the same as with TBG, and Voyager. And the end of the trailer we hear the all too familiar intro theme music… brilliant! In true “Star Trek” form, much of the “Discovery” plot and other details have been kept under wraps until now.
CBS releases first official Star Trek Discovery trailer with 15 episodes.
The series will star “The Walking Dead” alum Martin-Green, who plays the lead lieutenant commander; Frain as Spock’s father Sarek; Anthony Rapp as a space fungus expert; Michelle Yeoh as the captain in charge of the Starship Shenzhou; Jason Isaacs as the captain of the Discovery; Terry Serpico as Admiral Anderson, a high-ranking official of Starfleet; Maulik Pancholy as Dr. Nambue, the chief medical officer of the Starship Shenzhou; Sam Vartholomeos as Ensign Connor, a junior officer in Starfleet Academy assigned to the Starship Shenzhou; and “The Office” alum Rainn Wilson in the role of Harry Mudd; plus Shazad Latif, Rekha Sharma, Kenneth Mitchell, Clare McConnell and Damon Runyan.
Star Trek: Discovery has been repeatedly delayed, due to behind-the-scenes shuffling. The show was first set to launch this past January, but was held back thanks to production delays and the departure of showrunner Bryan Fuller, who is still on board as an executive producer.
The show is now set to debut this fall.