Star Trek: Discovery is the upcoming Star Trek TV show. While this may be a new show, it is set around 10 years before the events of the original Star Trek TV series. Executive Producer Alex Kurtzman had an interview with CNET about the show and had a few interesting things to say.
Kurtzman states that season one is “really interesting and special”. Mostly because of the inclusion of Sonequa Martin-Green and Michelle Yeoh as lead characters in the new series. He states that he loves “stories that are based around strong women”. This gives us a little bit of insight about their characters in the upcoming show. However, Martin-Green still plays a character named “Michael” which still raises some questions. Hopefully, someone from the show will explain this soon.
“If you are a fan of Trek you’re gonna see a lot of things that hearkens back to the original series and elements of the original series. I’m not just talking plot, I mean the spirit of what that show was, ” states Kurtzman, in the interview with CNET.
This sounds very promising and hopefully this means that Discovery will become yet another classic Star Trek series. However, he notes that they will be “revisiting a couple of things” during the show which should be familiar to some viewers. In addition to this, the team are sticking to the original timeline. As a result, they will be exploring new areas and areas which were never fully explored. This is quite cryptic and hopefully means that we’ll get to see a variety of new alien species which don’t subtract from the overall Star Trek universe.
It will be interesting to see how they capture the “spirit” of the original show. We’ll have to wait until season 1 airs later this year.