A new promo spot has been released for Star Trek: Discovery that promises the show will “Boldly Go.” The spot features several of the main characters from the series including Captain Philippa Georgiou (Michelle Yeoh), Captain Gabriel Lorca (Jason Isaacs), T’Kuvma (Chris Obi), Ambassador Sarek (James Frain), Lieutenant Saru (Doug Jones), and First Officer Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green).
Martin-Green provides the narration for the spot and offers a mission statement for the Discovery:
“As we stand at the edge of an unknown universe, we know our greatest challenges lie before us, that our future is not bound by fear and that our mission is not to conquer, but to discover. That is our destiny, a destiny written in the stars. So, we boldly go where we have never gone before.”
This really looks like it will be a promising series, but to be honest, I just don’t see myself subscribing to another streaming service to watch it. That’s my big hang up.
Set 10 years prior to the five-year mission of the Enterprise in Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: Discovery follows the adventures of Starfleet on their missions to discover new worlds and new lifeforms, and one Starfleet officer who must learn that to truly understand all things alien, you must first understand yourself. The series will feature a new ship, new characters, and new missions while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers.
Star Trek: Discovery was created by Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman. Fuller is no longer attached to the show because he got too busy working on American Gods and Amazing Stories.
The series premieres on September 24, 2017, on CBS. The first two episodes will be released at the same time on CBS All Access.