Thursday, May 18, 2017
And ya know what? It's not bad at all. The visuals are actually really impressive--something you'd expect for a modern Star Trek TV program.
We get some great shots of Michelle Yeoh being all capable and stern.
But the real star is supposed to be the ship's first officer, played by Sonequa Martin-Green.
A few hints of the Klingons, which (spoiler, but not really, because you're about to watch it) look like the Klingons from the recently rebooted films.
I'm actually okay with that. They look more alien, which makes the political and social divide between Terran and Klingon cultures more believable.
Discovery has been plagued with development issues--the biggest of which was when producer Bryan Fuller left the project. Some folks have grumbled about the fact that it will only be available on CBS All Access for the first run of the episodes. I'm sure it won't be long after airing that the network pushes them out for wider distribution.
But with this new footage, we finally get a chance to be excited about the show!
Here's the trailer:
Star Trek Discovery airs, well, that's not entirely clear at the moment--but it's still technically listed as 2017 on IMDB, so there's hope!
UPDATE: Feast your eyes on the official poster...
Video and images: CBS/Paramount