Oh hell yes, it is finally here: the trailer for ‘Star Trek: Discovery‘, that brand-new Trek series we’ve been thirsting for since it was announced what feels like a Vulcan lifetime ago (it was two years, but you know what I’m getting at).
The new series, produced by CBS and Netflix, has had its share of setbacks in those two years, but now – NOW – we can finally gaze in star-hungry awe upon the latest crew of intrepid space explorers to launch a thousand sweaty, holodeck-heavy slash-fics.
Discovery is set ten years before the original series of Star Trek – you know, the one with Kirk and Spock and, uh, this:
Fortunately this series seems like it’ll feature a lot less Shatner-fu and a lot more ultra-stylish uniforms, women of colour busting the Bechdel test in the first four seconds, death-sensing aliens (!!) and J.J. Abrams-style lens flares.
Cop a load of your new favourite TV heroine, First Officer Michael Burnham (played by The Walking Dead‘s Sonequa Martin-Green) below, along with all her space mates: Captain Phillipa Georgiou (Michelle Yeoh), astromycologist Lieutenant Stamets (the first openly gay Star Trek character, played by Anthony Rapp), and the foldy-face doom-predictor Saru (played by Doug Jones, who’s best known as the Pale Man from Pan’s Labyrinth, and who is probably in all seriousness not actually a human).
YESSSSS. So many questions! Where is the ship Discovery (the one in the trailer is the Shenzhou)? When do we get to see hot mean dad Jason Isaacs as a Starfleet captain? Is that Spock‘s dad?! What are they doing out there on the edge of Federation space? And uh, why do the Klingons look… like that?
Stay tuned, Trekkies. The whole series is out late this year.
Image: Star Trek: Discovery.