First Look at Sonequa Martin-Green's New Role in 'Star Trek: Discovery'

First Look at Sonequa Martin-Green's New Role in 'Star Trek: Discovery'

First Look at Sonequa Martin-Green's New Role in 'Star Trek: Discovery'

In her role as Captain Philippa Georgiou, actress Michelle Yeoh will boldly go where no Malaysian has gone before. But any xenophobic comment surrounding a franchise such as Star Trek, one where diversity is its core principle, is typically taken with more than a grain of salt - it's attacked with fervor.

Star Trek Discovery is a CBS property, the parent company of GameSpot. But in true Star Trek form, it's not going to be easy - there's feisty Klingon's to deal with, allegiances to maintain and a peacekeeping mission that isn't going down so well.

From what we know, Star Trek: Discovery will happen a decade before the U.S.S. Enterprise took off with Captain Kirk and his right hand man, Spock.

The trailer also shows a much richer universe than the first television adaptation of the series. As with any group, there is a small, very vocal faction of fans within the Star Trek community who aren't happy to see two women - especially women of color - taking the lead in the Star Trek: Discovery trailer that dropped on Thursday. One or more of them could have been one of the focal points in this new series besides the Vulcans.

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The network also announced that the series will feature 15 episodes, up from the previously announced 13, and will include a companion after-show, "Talking Trek", presented on CBS All Access.

The series, which will stream on Netflix in the United Kingdom, is billed as "a new chapter in the Star Trek saga" and stars Sonequa Martin-Green, Jason Isaacs and Michelle Yeoh.

Check out the trailer below, and give us your thoughts. But it quickly cuts to scenes of spaceships, aliens, and bridge decks that we are more accustomed to. But they were given forehead ridges to distinguish them from other races in a series of movies that began in the 1970s with "Star Trek: The Motion Picture". The first Klingons to appear in the original "Star Trek" series closely resembled humans.

Following a bunch of delays, the series is finally set to debut this fall.

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