Fans have been eagerly awaiting a real first look at the new CBS All Access series Star Trek: Discovery since the show was announced. Well, it's been in production for a while now, and we finally have a look at show lead Sonequa Martin-Green in character. Feast your eyes on this:
Ah. OK, so, I'll admit that this isn't the most action-packed first look, but, seeing as how this was posted to the official Star Trek: Discovery Twitter page, at least we know that they're aware we're on board for any and all info we can get about the show before it debuts. I was kind of hoping we'd get to see the crew's uniforms at least, but this is better than them withholding all photos until right before the show is set to hit screens, right?
So, what's going on here, exactly? All we know for sure is that First Officer Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) and Captain Philippa Georgiou (Michelle Yeoh) are either not in uniform or needed to cover their uniforms with attire that was more appropriate for what appears to be a desert area of some planet. It looks like Burnham, especially, has come super prepared. While they both sport head coverings of some sort and big goggles (in case a sand storm gets whipped up, I suppose), Burnham has a lot of equipment hanging off of her belt and also seems to be carrying a pack, which could either hold provisions or be there so they can pick up samples of something from the surface. Man, I am so into this that just trying to figure out what's going on in this photo is getting me even more excited for Star Trek: Discovery. I don't know if I've ever been happier to be a nerd, you guys.
As we all know by now, Sonequa Martin-Green, was, until recently, a major part of AMC's hit horror show The Walking Dead. When news broke in December of last year that she had been cast as the lead in Discovery, though, rumors began to swirl that her popular character, Sasha Williams, would somehow have to shamble off into that great zombie graveyard in the sky. Those rumors, of course, were correct. Sasha was a main character on The Walking Dead, and it would be near impossible for Martin-Green to appear on that show in the same capacity and lead Discovery. In case you thought that Martin-Green abandoned Sasha to take on this new role, though, she set the record straight about a month ago, when she noted that her Walking Dead exit was already in the works when Discovery came up. While Dead fans were sad to see her go, I can bet that if she's able to bring half of the drive, emotion and heart to Michael as she did to Sasha that Star Trek viewers will be in for a cool treat.