San Diego Comic-Con 2017 has delivered another stellar trailer, this time in the form of a brand new one for upcoming CBS All Access series, Star Trek: Discovery. Taking place a decade before the events of the original Star Trek series, the show will this time tell the story of Commander Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green), someone we now know is Spock’s half-sister. To this point, plot details have been few and far between, but those at Comic-Con learned a little more about what to expect when Discovery hits the small screen.
As the surrogate daughter of Sarek, who took her in following the murder of her parents, Commander Burnham will here play a major part in a hugely significant, never-before-explored event in Starfleet’s history. The newly-designed Klingons are set to be crucial to this story and Klingon captain T’Kuvma (Chris Obi) looks arguably more menacing than any who have come before him as he prepares for a cold war.
The newest Star Trek: Discovery trailer debuted during the show's panel at San Diego Comic-Con. You can check out the brilliant new trailer above.
Viewers are told in the teaser that Klingons have been submerged in chaos for a number of years, but are coming back to the surface for a battle against Starfleet. They also get their first look at Rainn Wilson in the role of Harry Mudd, and it’s revealed that the invention of warp drive will somehow also play into the series. It’s a lot to take in, but Star Trek fans will be thankful for it.
Though it’s gone through its dramas following the loss of showrunner Bryan Fuller, Discovery looks to finally be making some big waves. With Klingons being officially named as the show’s primary antagonists, there’s the instant recognition for long-time fans that these iconic characters will be once again entertaining them, despite the new setting. For those new to the franchise, there’s the familiar face of former The Walking Dead star Martin-Green to lure them in.
With all of that being said, there are still those who are skeptical about how entertaining the series can be. Hopefully, the new trailer will put their minds at ease, as it promises plenty of action, twists and turns. The real test will come when the show makes its move to CBS All Access, however. In a world now highly saturated by streaming platforms, will fans be willing to shell out a little extra to catch Discovery. CBS is banking on it.
Star Trek: Discovery launches on Sunday, September 24 on CBS, before moving to CBS All Access, with new episodes each Sunday.