Thursday, May 18, 2017
First trailer for troubled Star Trek Discovery has Vulcans, new-look Klingons and an alien bred to sense death 'and I sense it coming now'.
The first official trailer has been released for the production troubled Star Trek Discovery with the repeatedly delayed rebooted TV series coming later this year, that has seen its episode order bumped up from 13 to 15 episodes.
The science fiction drama series, filmed in Toronto, Canada and that has been besieged by delays and numerous production setbacks will start later this year - as yet with an undetermined starting date - and roll out with one episode per week on the streaming service CBS All Access in America, and on Netflix in the rest of the world.
On Wednesday during its annual upfront for advertisers, CBS screened the first official trailer for Star Trek Discovery, and announced that the show is adding a companion aftershow, Talking Trek, that will be broadcast concurrently to the latest iteration that will take place in the timeline a decade before the original Star Trek with Captain Kirk and Spock.
In the new Star Trek Discovery produced by CBS Television Studios, Commander Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) is the main character.
She is the first officer aboard the starship USS Discovery with Captain Lorca (Jason Isaacs).
Included in the new trailer are new blue uniforms, Vulcans, Klingons who have undergone yet another appearance change in their look, Michelle Yeoh as Captain Georgiou of the starship Shenzhou, and an alien shipmate whose race has been "bred to sense death" and that senses death "coming now".
Star Trek Discovery will be the first new TV series since Star Trek Enterprise was cancelled in 2005.