This is the one I’ve been waiting for – Star Trek: Discovery and it didn’t disappoint. In fact, it appoints so much that it’s three minutes of heaven. I just came in my heart. Thank you, San Diego!
Everything in this two-minute fifty-second trailer is goddamned perfect. From First Officer Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) and Captain Georgiou (Michelle Yeoh) beaming down to what looks like Q’onoS, or Kronos – you better start learning Klingon fast, because this series looks to cover an all-out war with the bastards… and Burnham looks to have a large part to play.
The Klingons no longer look like Michael Dorn in a prosethetic mask – they look scary as hell and a force to be reckoned with. I love Star Trek, but this is the first time it has truly looked and felt real. Those sweeping vistas certainly beat Kirk fighting that lizard in the Californian desert!
There is a very tantamount and believable danger running through every second of the trailer – a grit that, great as they are, even the Abrams reboot lacked. This is demonstrated by the urgency in Sonequa Matin-Green’s voice as she shouts “Go!” and “Run!” Unlike any Star Trek iteration before, it made me feel as though I’m right there with her.
And that danger takes many forms; the moment the Klingon Birds of Prey decloak left me gasping and there’s so much space!!! Starships engaged in real battles, The Discovery making the jump to light-speed and Michael Burnham in space, twice.
For the first time ever, you really get the sense of oblivion that awaits you outside the ship. An infinite void always ready to wrap its deathly black arms around your chest and squeeze the life out of you… like a Space Boa Constrictor.
And in the biggest Oh My God moment! We get to see Harry Mudd! Will this be the start of the infamous “Mudd Incident” ? I hope so because this madman is gonna be the biggest single threat to our beloved ship and crew since Q.
I’d have loved to have seen Nick Offerman playng Harcourt Mudd but Rainn Wilson from The Office (US) looks to be hamming it up just fine in what must be the role of a lifetime for any actor.
Star Trek: Discovery lands on CBS and Netlix on 25th September. That’s eight weeks baby, eight weeks. Wrap your tiny heads around that, my little Space Boas.