There are a lot of unknowns about the upcoming STAR TREK: DISCOVERY series, not least among them the precise setting and direction of the series, but also the titular starship and its commanding officer. Captain Lorca was notably absent from all previous promotional materials. Until now.
Entertainmentt Weekly unveiled the first image of Jason Isaacs in character as Gabriel Lorca on the bridge of the USS Discovery.
It’s not much, but at least it’s something, and perhaps it will signal an opening of the publicity floodgates and some real answers to fans’ questions.
I have been very skeptical about this snakebit series, which has been plagued by backstage turmoil, endless production delays and curious casting and requesting choices. But I was impressed by the recent preview footage featuring nominal star Sonequa Martin-Green (ex-Sasha, THE WALKING DEAD) and Michelle Yeoh, captain of the USS Shenzou:
This series still looks like a mishmash of ideas — there’s no way the tech on display here predates Kirk by a 10 years, especially since we’ve already seen ships and uniforms from that period (I’m looking at you, Captain Pike and Mr. Spock!) — but it shows some promise, so I’m willing to give it a chance.
With a Sept. 24 launch date on CBS’s brand new CBS All Acess streaming service, the Tiffany Network doesn’t have a lot of time to create awareness of this series and its platform. The premiere episode will debut on television, but subsequent installments will be online only.
CBS better start revealing information soon if it wants this iteration of Star Trek to live long and prosper.