My life is an unending series of wishes to stay alive until the next installment of a movie or TV show, so with one more sleep until Start Trek: Discovery boldly takes television to where it’s never gone before, I can’t think of a more apt epithet than Joseph Addison’s children’s bedtime prayer, first published in The Spectator in 1711.

Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep. If I should die before I ‘wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take.

In other words, please God let me live through the night to see tomorrow’s premieré! Tomorrow for me, in this timezone, anyway.

From hearing the bos’n whistle and seeing a REAL LIFE TRIBBLE and jaw-dropping sets to feeling crew’s love and the obvious cameraderie between the crew, this featurette captures the magic of the new series and had me in tears.

If I wasn’t aredy in love with Sonequa Martin-Green after seeing her hair in the included interview, I certainly was by the time she smiled directly into the camera as she proudly showed off the Vulcan salute.

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Okay, so anyone that knows me well knows I cry at anything and everything – Mufasa dying in The Lion King (mother and girlfriend sat either side of me in the cinema were fine and dandy) and most episodes of The X Factor.

I mean, c’mon this is the guy who makes shop-sized advent calendar window displays of Christmas adverts for girlfriends (and then eats the chocolate from each tiny stocking when they are asleep, having to replace it on a day-by-day basis for 23 days!)


Anyway, back to Star Trek: Discovery… I’m convinced it’s is going to blow our minds on every level – storytelling, technical and all-round general awesomeness.

I just hope I can sleep… and don’t die before (what I just this second found out under a magnificent arc of my own sex-wee) tomorrow’s PILOT DOUBLE BILL The Vulcan Hello and Battle at the Binary Stars arrive.

Live long and prosper.