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Star Trek is one of the longest-running franchises in TV history, and the news of a brand new installment has had Trek fans excited ever since it was announced. Unfortunately, Star Trek: Discovery has gone through a wide variety of delays, and it was beginning to feel like we'd never get to see any footage from the new series. Now, a trailer has finally hit the web, and it reveals leading lady Sonequa Martin-Green facing off against some very familiar species of alien. Check it out!
Consider me officially excited! The release of the Star Trek: Discovery trailer comes only hours after the very first official images of the series were released, which showed Sonequa Martin-Green as First Officer Michael Burnham and Michelle Yeoh as Captain Philippa Georgiou in costume on a desert planet. The trailer reveals that they aren't doing too well on said desert planet, but the good Captain is using their time traipsing through the sands for a heart to heart. Apparently, she believes that Michael is ready for more responsibility. Judging by the action of the rest of the trailer, I'd say that she'll probably need to step up sooner rather than later.
It appears that the crew of the Discovery will face off against the Klingons, and they clearly won't be friendly. Given that a Klingon won't graduate from Starfleet until around The Next Generation with Worf, we already knew that any Klingons who appeared on Discovery probably wouldn't be happy to meet with folks from the Federation. The events of Discovery take place 10 years before the events of the original series, so the odds were pretty good that Klingons would be bad guys. The trailer indicates that they do indeed have nefarious intentions, even if they look somewhat different than they did in other Star Trek projects.
The Vulcans, on the other hand, seem like they'll look pretty similar to the versions that turned up in the original series and beyond, from the pointy ears to the haircut. James Frain appears as the Vulcan Sarek, who Star Trek fans know as Spock's father. Despite the fact that Sarek would have married a human and fathered a half-human son by this point in the timeline, he sounds pretty dismissive of humans, not even believing that Michael can possibly learn the Vulcan language. Going by what we see of Michael in the two minutes of the trailer, I'd say that Sarek might not want to bet against her accomplishing anything she sets her mind to.
Star Trek: Discovery will evidently bring a lot of the old familiar elements that have become beloved in the franchise and combine them with new stories and new characters. The special effects and CGI are actually surprisingly fabulous, especially considering that the series will air on CBS All Access rather than on CBS in primetime. It seems that the folks at CBS have a great deal of faith in Discovery. In fact, CBS has officially increased the order for Season 1 episodes, bumping from 13 episodes to 15. A companion after-show called Talking Trek will debut as well.
Star Trek: Discovery will premiere this fall on CBS All Access. Stay tuned to CinemaBlend for the latest in Star Trek news, and don't forget to check out our summer TV premiere schedule to discover all your viewing options now and in the coming weeks. Be sure to drop by our rundowns for cable/streaming and broadcast TV renewals and cancellations as well. Our TV season finale schedule can give you all you need to know about your shows ending.