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With its promotional trail currently ablaze, Star Trek: Discovery just dropped our first look at Jason Issacs suited up as Captain Gabriel Lorca, and he's looking pretty dapper! Star long at the new captain below, and prosper by continuing to read on.
While Jason Isaacs certainly exudes the gravitas of a leader, it looks like Captain Lorca doesn't get a unique uniform color, as his duds appear identical to every other crew member of the Starship Discovery, save what appears to be some gold trim around the shoulders, which we also saw on Michelle Yeoh's Captain Georgiou in the trailer. The uniform's aesthetic is more subtle and modern when compared to the more starkly costumed captains of past shows, which makes you wonder if this series will start to address the color-coded uniform change that happens only a decade later.
Our first look at Captain Lorca, which comes courtesy of EW, shows him seated firmly in the captain's chair of the U.S.S Discovery. We still have yet to get a full view of Star Trek: Discovery's main bridge, so this is our best look. From what we can see here, it appears the uniforms aren't the only silver-on-blue motif in the designs, as evidenced by the background interior in the photo. The ship bridge we saw in the trailer is actually of the U.S.S Shenzhou, which is the craft run by Michelle Yeoh's Captain Georgiou.
Captain Lorca's garb is certainly different than the traditional uniforms we've seen in the past, but then, he's different than most Star Trek captains. In Star Trek: Discovery, Jason Issacs will play support to Sonequa Martin-Green's Michael Burnham, first officer on the ship. While Lorca's role may prove less substantial than past captains in terms of the story, let's hope Issacs' original character gets enough screen time to be in that age-old conversation of Star Trek;s greatest captains in franchise history. With his character described as a brilliant military tactician, Lorca could very well be the most battle-hardened of them all. Upon our introduction, anyway.
We'll see more of Jason Issacs as Captain Lorca when Star Trek: Discovery premieres on CBS on Sunday, September 24th, at 8:30 p.m. ET, with the second episode immediately hitting the streaming service CBS All Access after the broadcast airing. The first chunk of Season 1 will run from then through November, with the show returning for the second half of the season in January.
Those who are eager to jump into some science fiction space fun right now should head over to our summer premiere guide and check the new or returning options the genre has to offer. Those who are willing to wait and soak up any and all Star Trek information in the meantime would do well to read up on why it's taken so long for Star Trek: Discovery to make its way to fans.