Some breaking STAR TREK: DISCOVERY news has just beamed down from CBS – the new series now has three additional actors in the cast roster, and all three will be warriors of the Klingon Empire!

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Image courtesy CBS.

In addition to actors Anthony Rapp, Doug Jones, and Michelle Yeoh announced previously this monthDISCOVERY has now doubled the public cast list.

  • Chris Obi will star as T’Kuvma, the Klingon leader seeking to unite the Klingon houses. Recently seen in the revival of Roots, Obi has also played a role in Bryan Fuller’s American Gods and will be seen in 2017’s Ghost in the Shell cinematic adaptation.
  • Shazad Latif will star as Kol, the Commanding Officer of the Klingons and protégé of T’Kuvma. Latif has also been seen on such shows as Penny DreadfulBlack Mirror, and MI-5.
  • Mary Chieffo will star as L’Rell, the Battle Deck Commander of the Klingon ship. Chieffo’s resume seems to be somewhat shorter than the other cast actors so far, with little big-name credits under her belt.

Stay tuned for more STAR TREK: DISCOVERY casting news as it becomes available!

  • herbertwest1701

    Great to see the inclusion of Klingons. Rich culture and vivid characters. Interesting that “T’Kuvma” is a little Vulcan-sounding?

    • Tuskin38

      Well, there was the all Vulcan ship ‘USS T’Kumbra’ in DS9

    • Bifash

      “T’Lingan” and “T’Vlad” are both Klingon words/names, so T’Kuvma fits in fine. On our own planet we have word from vastly different languages that sound the same or are similar.

      • Canine Turd Burglar

        T’Vlad?

        Captain of the IKS Putin?

      • herbertwest1701

        Thanks for that, interesting there are “T’—-‘ words in the Klingon language. Been a while since I looked at my battered old Klingon dictionary. I suspect most fans will think of Vulcans when they hear names like “T’Kuvma”, perhaps leading to a little confusion, but like you say, that is part of the joy and challenge learning multi-cultural languages.

    • Tone

      “Great to see the inclusion of Klingons. Rich culture and vivid characters.”

      Thats exactly the problem, we know Klingons inside and out.

      • herbertwest1701

        I do know what you mean, but I think lots of mileage remains in exploring the Klingons as a species. And they are one of the most iconic and popular races in Star Trek – how many original alien races featured in Trek have reached that level of recognition or popularity? Can probably count them on one hand. Tensions still high between the Federation and the Klingons at this point in the timeline, too, so plenty of opportunities for drama and intrigue. I always enjoyed the Klingon arc in TNG for example. I think there was even talk of a Klingon-centric show at one point, though I imagine that was mostly fan wish fulfillment. As always, how interesting they will be depends on the writing. Here’s hoping.

  • Brian Thorn

    “To explore strange old worlds, to seek out life we explored for the last 50 years, to meekly go where Star Trek has gone before…”

    • spooky

      I couldn’t agree with you more. Oh well, at the very least the show will tank and TV Trek will be dead for a long time yet.

    • Marc Henson

      Maybe we should wait until we actually see it to say that it’s the same old, same old.

  • prometheus59650

    I can’t say I’m all that enthused about more Klingons, but maybe it’s because I just so hate Worf, but, really, what untrodden ground is there for the entire race?

    • M33

      I’ve never head anyone say they hate Worf.

      Do you hate Geordi, Uhura, Tuvok, Mayweather, and the Siskos, too?
      j/k

      • prometheus59650

        No problem with anyone else on the list. Worf as a near perpetual whiner about, his honor, lousy brother, and deadbeat dad is enough for me not to be a fan.

        • Fctiger

          LOL Worf did whine but he was a great character IMO. It took me awhile to get use to seeing a Klingon weekly but in time I grew to love him, especially when he joined DS9. He became a bigger bad ass on that show but yeah everyone has different opinions.

        • M33

          I understand.
          Lt. Stompyfeet.
          He got much better once he was on DS9.

          • Fctiger

            Whats crazy is Worf is actually the Star Trek character with the most screen time between all the others. Two shows (TNG and DS9 obviously) and five films (well its technically his ancestor in TUC but its the same actor). Pretty impressive for a character that was originally suppose to just say a few lines here and there when he was cast.

          • M33

            He made the absolute most of a totally 2-dimensional role.

          • Fctiger

            Honestly I think once Denise Crosby left in TNG and he essentially took over her role the character shot up. I imagine as time went on his part wouldve got bigger anyway but if Crosby stayed on the show I don’t think it would’ve gotten as big as it did. Once he was the security officer he just had a lot more to do and Dorn is actually a good actor so that helps lol.

      • Tone

        Worf was annoying, and most of the Klingon stories that focused on him were pretty bad.

        Dont make this about black actors…

        • M33

          Stated in jest. Lately folks have been too eager to play the racism card and I was poking a bit of fun at it.
          “Hate” toward Worf seemed so out of place to me.

          Now, “Hate” toward Wesley… THAT I can understand!
          LOL

      • GIBBS v2

        That was a first for my ears as well.

        Early on I hated how they treated the character of Worf. He is a Klingon so he is a savage and must think like one. All muscle, no brains… There is a hilarious youtube video out there, like overtime Worf suggests a plan or course of action in TNG he is told no. Like No, bad dog what are you stupid or something!?

  • Mrplatitude

    Always up for more Klingons!

  • David Dennis

    Of course the question now is — bumpy heads or not?

  • CaptainDonovin

    Sweet, never have enough Klingons. I’m really excited about this show, don’t care if I’m in the fanbase minority on this.

    • Bifash

      I with you brother, can’t wait ( despite the Bryan Fuller leaving news ).

    • Fctiger

      Nah I hate its a prequel to TOS but honestly this makes me excited. We always known the story would have some kind of Klingon angle to it but now that we know its legit it opens up a lot of possibilities. When rumors first popped up the show would take place post TUC I was really excited about that because I thought it would basically be a sequel to that film and now have Nick Meyer directly on board writing it was a dream. Obviously that didn’t happen but this sounds real interesting too. I kind of still would’ve liked to see the early days of being friends with the Klingons but this could be great.

  • CoolGeek

    Will they have the bumpy heads? And since this is set before the original series they must be villains surely?

    • SpaceCadet

      I think the theme of this this series and as hinted at by Bryan Fuller when he summed it up as “understand each other”, is about peace. I think this is about a peace mission between the Federation and Klingon Empire. So I think it’s too black and white to just call the Klingons the “villains”. I bet this will be somewhat like in DS9 in showing shades of grey of characters.

    • The Science Fiction Oracle

      I’d like a bit more alien and “realistic” look to them rather than the dated makeup and ridges. TMP did the best job IMHO. Berman-Trek Klingons are to human.

      Let’s please have them not speak English or quote Shakespeare as well. Would live to see subtitles.

      • Bifash

        I’d loved to see a return ( in some respect ) of Klingons that look like the TMP Klingons. They could easily put it down to variances with the species ( and also include Klingons who like the ones from Search for Spock ).

        • Fctiger

          I havent seen that film in ages…like over 20 years ages lol. Maybe I’ll just Google them but I honestly can’t remember the difference between them and the later Klingons on the other films and then TNG.

          • SpaceCadet

            TMP was the first time we saw ridged Klingons but they were relatively simple and all uniform in design. When we got to TNG, Michael Westmore made the foreheads more elaborate and distinct to each character (unless they were of the same family like Worf and Kurn) and added a nosepiece as well.

          • Fctiger

            But they were pretty expansive when they showed up in TSFS too. I mean that seem like when they were really defined from that point on. At least they basically became the Klingons we all think of now although they probably added more make up on TNG but I still think of TSFS when we think of present day Klingons.

          • SpaceCadet

            Oh, I agree. I glossed over the Star Trek films between TMP and TNG but yes, the Klingon make-up design was definitely better defined by TSFS.

    • GIBBS v2

      And I was certain I read they were going to revisit and reinvent a lot of familiar designs.

      • Bifash

        We could get an update, the same way Romulans were updated for TNG, and the Andorians were updated over many appearances.

        I don’t mind an update in look for the Klingons ( especially with their clothing – let’s see more civilian clothing rather than just armor ) – as long as they don’t use the look used STID which could easily have been mistaken for another alien race.

    • Bifash

      I’d like to think they’d give alien races more textures than simply portraying them as the bad guys. Certainly they could still have an antagonistic approach with all things Starfleet, but they could go into why from their point of view, they may be justified.

      • Eric Cheung

        I certainly hope they won’t be villains, although the first teaser did say “New Villains.” It doesn’t sound like they will be, from everything Fuller’s said so far. He said TUC was his touchstone, meaning the themes from that film would play a major part. I had no expectation it would be as literal as using Klingons, but this could very well change the way we see the TOS Klingons as well. That would be very cool.

        Everything that has come out so far points to the major arc being some kind of cooperative, or possibly competitive research mission of some kind. It’s possible it may start out as competitive and grow to become cooperative, which would be wonderfully Trekkian. It would also be far more realistic, especially if the Klingons are a stand-in for real-world political foes.

        SPOILERS

        I’m most interested in the Klingon sarcophagus aspect. It sounds like they’ll find a long-lost ship and it will contain some kind of mystery that both Starfleet and the Klingon Empire will find of great interest.

        • SpaceCadet

          I’m also betting it’s a cooperative mission between the Klingons and the Federation, either because of a mutual common enemy (a new villain), or a scientific discovery that is a threat to all or beneficial to all if it can somehow be harnessed. Therefore, that’s why we have all of the multiple crews on both sides, the diplomatic/admiral presence, and the need for the bickering Klingon houses to unite.

          • Eric Cheung

            That would be nice.

    • Fctiger

      Well they did the bumpy head things on STID and that was during TOS time frame so I can’t see the smooth heads coming back, at least not being the main characters although I can see them showing a mixture of both. But most people today only know the Klingons as bumpy head aliens. You have 3 seasons of an old show and then everything else which is decades of material beginning with TMP and especially from TNG on where Klingons had a permanent role thanks to Work and B’elanna.

      I don’t see them going back to that and honestly they were changed for a reason. The show just didn’t have the money to do anything more with them being a cheap show so I doubt they would go back to it now at this point.

      • M33

        What I dont get it how much is DSC actuallt INTO continuity?
        We ONLY ever saw smooth head klingons in TOS, as if they had taken over the empire at some point and oppressed the ridgeheads. Thereby, in this 10-years-before prequel series, we should still see a smooth heads dominance, unless their takeover of the empire happened shortly after this new series.
        However, in DS9-TOS crossover epsiode, everyone in the 24th century was stunned by the smoothheads.
        What, they didn’t have historical images of the dominant smooth head klingons of the 2260s? I don’t think so.
        Will DSC go to the trouble of addressing these matters? At this point it is hard to say.
        Will it matter?
        Nah. Producers generally don’t seem to give much of a damn about inter-series continuity in Star Trek.
        Maybe that will change…

        • Fctiger

          Honestly I really don’t think so. I remember when Enterprise came around and that was also the biggest question (remember the first episode dealt directly with first contact with the Klingons) if it would go back to the pre-film look and the producers didn’t even blink on it. They essentially took the same look from TNG and went on. And frankly it was fine.

          Because end of the day it is a TV show and you if you creating standards from a 1960 viewpoint and budget at the time you are going to lose a lot of new people who may see it as cheap. And when I say cheap I dont mean that in a bad way, someone got really pissed at me for saying that on another page lol, I just mean their budget only went so far at the time but they still made it work for what they had. But the Klingons were a perfect example, they wanted to do more with them but couldnt on the show. Once the films came and TNG which had some of the bigger TV budgets at the time they could do what they want. So for me I’m fine if they just keep it in the spirit of what we have today because thats what Roddenberry wanted or a version of it.

          So I dont see Dsc addressing it but they may try and show both to keep with canon a bit. But this is why so many of us hate prequels. If this came after Voyager none of this would be an issue.

        • Ace Stephens

          Didn’t Enterprise address this? Maybe those they deal with in Discovery will have ridges even though the ones in TOS didn’t. How is that in contradiction to continuity? I’m sure I’m probably missing something obvious – were ones in certain regions this show is said to exist in clearly going to have experienced the augment virus?

          • M33

            It may not be an issue.
            One can easily say that the TOS era had both, because no one seemed to notice is the TOS films that Klingons suddenly had ridges.
            Perhaps the Klingon Empire had “separate but equal” clauses for their warrior groups so that smoothheads would be in their own groups and normal Klingons would not have to deal with “their kind distracting them”, much as was done in USA with black and asian servicement during WWII.
            Then again, DSC might screw that up by having both serving and we just got coincidentally REALLY LUCKY getting all smoothheads during Kirk’s interactions with them.

          • Ace Stephens

            Indeed, it would be an awkward coincidence. At this rate, it likely should be addressed in some form during Discovery or else risk becoming one of these nagging fan concerns that undermines the convoluted “progress” already made on the subject.

  • The Science Fiction Oracle

    Now this is more like it !!!

  • SpaceCadet

    I’m unfamiliar with all of these actors but I’m sure the show runners are casting quality people that will bring the characters to life. After all, the mainstream public was unaware of who Patrick Stewart and Brent Spiner were 30 years ago and we all know how their casting turned out.

    But I think it’s great this series is spanning different locations and cultures rather than one static setting. It’ll give the show a more epic feel.

    • Fctiger

      Honestly I have liked nearly all the casting through all the shows. I didn’t necessarily love all the characters (looking at you Neelix) but overall they all been terrific actors and home their characters well. Sure there a few that probably wasn’t completely right, thinking of the actor who played Travis on Enterprise and of course I know others are split on certain ones like Scott Bakula (I personally loved though) but overall great casting IMO.

      • SpaceCadet

        Agreed. I like Scott Bakula but think his character could have been written better. Anyway, it’s my guess all of the “name” actors, mainly the Discovery captain and Number One are being saved for the very last casting announcement.

  • GIBBS v2

    This is what I had hoped for. A larger cast, more ships and more simultaneous, longer story lines. Game of Thrones in Space!

    • Brian Thorn

      How is six ‘a large cast’?

      • Fctiger

        I think he means it sounds like its the first series where all the main cast isn’t on one ship. Usually all main characters have been together and in Starfleet. DS9 had non Starfleet characters but they all worked on the station together.

        But whats been interesting about this casting is they have announced characters from various ships or areas. We obviously know these guys won’t be on the Discovery (or maybe have some joint alliance with them?) so yes its spreading out a lot more than a typical Trek series. That said it doesn’t mean all of these will still be around past first season but it is shaping up to be a wider scope than the usual set up of throw everyone on one ship together and explore.

        • GIBBS v2

          Thank you, this is exactly what I hope for.

      • Eric Cheung

        There will probably be at least five more that serve on the Discovery, as there are usually about seven senior officers that they show on the ship. It may be even more than that if Stamets isn’t a department head, but merely a specialist in astromycology.

  • Fiery Little One

    So… Someone (likely) on the High Council, with an oddly Vulcan sounding name, a starship commander, that happens to be one of the Council Member’s followers, and one of his crew. Interesting.

  • TheRenegadeRebel .

    All I can say is they better get the Klingon makeup right. There should be no head ridges. One of the more glaring errors (and there are so many) in ST12.

    • Bifash

      There could be Klingons of far off colonies unaffected by the Augment Virus.

      • TheRenegadeRebel .

        Not on Qo’nos.

        • Ace Stephens

          What makes you think the virus exists in the ’09 continuity?

          • TheRenegadeRebel .

            Because the timeline changed after Enterprise. That means that Enterprise is canon with both the Roddenberry and the Abrams continuity. Everything that happened before Nero went back in time is identical between the two timelines.

          • Ace Stephens

            That’s false in terms of the framing though. Any differences in the future of the Kelvin timeline regarding time travel in-universe would influence its past (and may differ notably due to following what occurs in ST09). Regarding the Kelvin timeline, we just met it where the boulder falls into the stream. We do not know what ripples move outward from there, particularly into the past, since we have apparently not seen very far into that timeline’s future (with no apparent time travel occurring thus far) – and nowhere into its past (onscreen). Given the pitch about Star Trek 4…we might see some form of that.

            The one thing I can think of that would undo this concern is if one believes that Nero’s appearance in the Kelvin timeline somehow prevented any time travel from being possible following. But I don’t see why that would be considered the case. Or how then things like Khan’s seeming race/appearance would shift. Or the look of the ship designs would shift. Or all this.

            Of course, most just say, “It’s an update and they suck about keeping those things straight.” While there may be elements of that, I don’t see why, continuity-wise, it can’t be due to what I’m describing.

          • TheRenegadeRebel .

            Perhaps I worded my comment poorly. I mean that everything before the USS Kelvin’s destruction is the same in both timelines. That is the point of deviation.

          • Ace Stephens

            Yes, it is the point of deviation in a sense but time travel exists in Star Trek and so the effects are not linearly felt (meaning your first sentence is technically inaccurate). Imagine this – the Borg go back in time after Nero shows up in the Kelvin timeline but they have an upgrade due to changes. Perhaps due to this they cause more destruction on Earth prior to Nero’s arrival. Which may shift the dates of some events, the available technology to Starfleet (prior to Kirk’s birth), etc. This means the timeline actually differed prior to Nero’s arrival due to it.

  • Bifash

    Will they be ridged, or smooth-headed I wonder?
    I suspect they’ll be ridge-headed onscreen, and have some excuse as to why they are that way in related books/spin-off comics.

    • spooky

      They’ll be ribbed for your pleasure! 😀

  • Bifash

    Christ, people are now complaining that the Klingon name sounds too Vulcan-like!

  • M33

    So are they smooth or bumpy heads? Or a mix of both?

  • Lenonn

    Mary Chieffo is the daughter of Beth Grant who is a favorite of Bryan Fuller. I wonder if it is a coincidence or he was involved in that casting.

    • MattR

      Two of the producers worked with Bryan Fuller on Wonderfalls and Pushing Daisies, so I’m sure they were at least somewhat involved in the casting.

  • Xandercom

    It goes from worse to terrible.
    I guess I was just never in the slightest bit interest in any Klingon filler episodes.
    Well, at least when I said I’ll be boycotting it I can now do it with conviction.

    • Fctiger

      Well dude I remember telling you over and over again don’t expect the premise to change at all because yeah its too close to actual production so I didn’t see any major changes.

      But I ALSO said I can understand your disappointment to it but it can still surprise you. I think while I’m not excited about the prequel thing it can be a good thing if you liked stuff like the Klingon war in DS9. I watched Trek forever and while I was never big on the Klingons personally that story arc is arguably one of the best used Klingon story lines they ever wrote. I never took them seriously on TOS, they just looked like darker skinned humans with bad costumes and facial hair. But I liked them more in the films and when they became the Klingons we basically all know today after Search for Spock came out but still never loved them until that story line. Liked them but never cared either way. And all the individual episodes they did with them on TNG I could take it or leave it although thats when they really developed their mythology.

      But if Discovery does something on that level of DS9 you might be surprised IMO unless you just hated that arc.

    • Xandercom

      It feels like the same letdown we had with JJ’s reboot rubbish.
      That’s all this project is, a reboot for TOS fanboys set 10 years before Kirk. JJ did it with time travel through a “black hole”, CBS are doing it through “cannon” 10 years so as to not disturb Kirk.

      Can these stupid idiots not try something new without being a linchpin of someone else’s stories?

      The only people who will enjoy this are TOS fans who grew up with it. To the rest of us it’s just one boring step backwards.
      One or two special episodes like Trials and Tribble-ations is fun because it’s a caricature of itself, not to be taken seriously at all, with gratuitous spoonfuls of sugar. An entire series of millions of $ thrown at it to get the rest of the world to pay for CBS’s online offering?
      They must think us stupid!

      To most of the world the Klingons are Umpa Lumpa’s of trek piss-taking. They had their day, had a good run, made us laugh at their orange hair/ridged heads, but i’m afraid it’s neither interesting or tolerable without completely rewriting them.

      Well good luck in that playground, you’ll be trading pokomon cards on your own.

      • Fctiger

        Again…not remotely surprised. I will never get the appeal to redo TOS either when Trek has been successful, even more so, in other time periods.

        But lets hope they have a really strong story line to justify it other than forcing a Spock appearance somewhere. I believe in Fuller as a great story teller at the end of the day and the people on it sound like they know what they are doing.

        And the Klingons are still popular though I think for all Trek fans because they have been part of every one and a lot were disappointed they didn’t have a bigger role in STID.

      • M33

        I have yet to form an opinion of the show (except I think the series name “Discovery” is SO awful and uninteresting)

        Just one suggestion, though, in your comments.
        The word is “canon”, not “cannon”.
        One is relating to adherence to a set of rules/beliefs/doctrines.
        The latter is strictly a weapon.

        That being said, it would have been interesting to see a post-VOY series.
        One that explored different galaxies instead of the stars in our own galaxy.
        Like SGU but not stupid.

        Call it… “Star Trek: Frontier”, or something.

  • pittrek

    I wonder how will they look like and how/if they will explain it.

  • Tone

    Boring… I have had more than my fill of Klingons in Star Trek, it’s been done to death. The Romulans would have been far more interesting.

    It really pisses me off that whenever non Trek people do Star Trek, it has to always be TOS and Klingons. It’s almost a parody of itself.

    • Canine Turd Burglar

      There are Trek people involved in this…

      • Tone

        Not the ones paying.

        • Eric Cheung

          No, even better, they’re the ones writing it. Even if they were somehow mandated an idea, it’s all in the execution. It doesn’t really matter what the premise is. It could be a Trek show set in 2265 set exclusively in the brig on Delta Vega and it would still work if the writers are talented.

          • Tone

            I’m not convinced of the quality of the writers, Mayer is not into Trek, but he has good history, and can tell a good story.

            However we can hope for the best. At the moment all Discovery seems to be doing is treading on the same tired old boards, but it’s early days.

            I just pray that it’s going to be good Trek, that’s all I ask.

          • Eric Cheung

            That’s fair. I’m cautiously optimistic that it’ll at least hew closer to the Trek themes than the JJ films have. The Klingon mystery element hinted at in the leaked in the production design materials earlier this year sound like it might be Menosky’s influence.

            I think this show might be a bit like a season-long version of TNG’s “The Chase.”

        • Canine Turd Burglar

          Um, do you know anything about the history of Trek. “The ones paying” have never been “Trek people”.

          • Tone

            I’m very familiar with Star Trek, thank you.

      • pittrek

        Who? Except for Meyer. The guy who wrote Batman and Robin?

        • MattR

          Joe Menosky and Kristen Beyer as well. And Bryan Fuller did map out the entire season story arc and wrote the first two episodes, before he dropped out.

          • Fctiger

            Its amazing how Joe Menosky is completely looked over. This is the guy who put the ’47’ in Star Trek. He’s written for TNG, DS9 and Voyager. You may not like all his episodes but he lived and breathed Trek.

          • pittrek

            I have no clue who Kristen Beyer is but I forgot about Menosky, I liked Darmok and all the other episodes he did, so I’m glad he’s around

          • MattR

            She’s been in charge of the Voyager relaunch series. I haven’t read any but I hear that they have been well received.

          • pittrek

            Oh, that explains it, I have never read any Star Trek book except Roddenberry’s novelization of The Motion Picture

          • Michael

            She writes the fantastic Voyager relaunch books, she knows her stuff.

          • Tone

            I had forgotten about Joe Menosky, maybe this series won’t be a complete disaster after all…

            As far as Kristen Beyer is concerned, she seems promising.

        • Tone

          Remember, Mayer knows little about Trek. His own admission.

          • pittrek

            But he knows how to tell interesting stories.

          • Tone

            Your 100% right there, so fingers crossed!

    • MattR

      I love the Romulans, but the problem is that if they adhered to canon (which we all would prefer), the Starfleet crew(s) could never see a Romulan visually. Enterprise did an okay job getting around it for a couple episodes, but to have a sustained story arc over the course of at least a season, it wouldn’t have as good of a dramatic impact.

      • Tone

        Very true, I just threw the Romulans in there simply because they have not been done to death, and we really don’t know that much about them.

        It could have been interesting.

  • Steven Carter

    This is SO SAD! No seeking out New Life, No Exploring New Worlds (you
    Know, what Star Trek is) Just one war story in 13 parts where earth is
    fighting the Klingons, No Boldly Going, just fighting safe, old,
    comfortable, predictable, stereotypical enemies.

    • Eric Cheung

      I don’t think it will be a war story. Everything Fuller’s said so far has suggested that the themes of TUC are a touchstone, as well as themes of understanding others. It sounds like it will be a story about some kind of mystery in which both the Klingons and the Federation have a stake. I have a feeling they may start out in competition and then grow to cooperate as the show goes on. That would be nicely Trekkian, especially for these times.

      The mystery elements sound like they may also inspire awe, or provide something science-fiction-y as well.

      I’m cautiously optimistic about everything I’ve heard so far, but we’ll find out in May.

    • CoolGeek

      You dont like war stories? You must really have hated DS9 then.

    • Marc Henson

      Seriously? That’s what Star Trek is? I’ve seen every film and episode and not everyone had that formula, especially DS9, yet it was just as valid.

      We need something different, not the same, or we set up failure and it’ll get old. I’m an old school Star Trek fan and the show has always been about the human condition to me, not about exploration, although that is touched upon at times.

      The films are always a bit more action-oriented and it’s actually been that way since The Wrath of Khan. Sure, JJ amped it up for the modern cinematic style, but it’s always been that way throughout most of the franchise’s history.

      The new TV show needs to be different from all of those things. And another thing, how do you know it’s a war show? Where did you get that from? And really, even if it is, some of the most interesting aspects of Star Trek has been the military scifi in my opinion.

      You may have your opinion about what you like in Star Trek, which is obviously space exploration, I like that stuff too, but I’m not going to try and convince everyone else that that is what Star Trek is truly about, because it’s not.

  • Locutus

    “There’s Klingons on the starboard bow, starboard bow, starboard bow!”

    Klingons and Star Trek are two peas in a pod. To expect them to do a show of the pre-TOS era and ignore Klingons is not realistic. And I don’t expect them to be just like TOS Klingons either. Make use of Ron Moore’s ideas and others who fleshed them out better.

    And please keep the ridges! They never should have tried to explain it with the Augment virus in the first place. The production team should be allowed to update prosthetics to fit the times without having to subject us to fan wankery explanations for it.

    My only regret is they didn’t tap Rosario Dawson as a Klingon. She would have been great!

  • Robert Anthony
    • Tone

      It was announced a while ago… Do you read this site?

  • The Chadwick
    • Fctiger

      Sadly looks like you’re out of luck man. It is odd no one has even tried.

  • Michael

    Two are members of the crew sent out to Discover who is helping Starfleet in their endeavors, as Starfleet keeps denying that section 31 exists – and this infuriates the Klingon empire. They have evidence going back a hundred years of a shadow group in the Federation “smoothing things over”.

    I am told T’Kuvma is trying to unite the houses and section 31 is making that quite difficult. T’Kuvma sends out Kol with the express purpose to Discover everything they can about this group, and it keeps leading them to the U.S.S. Discovery over the season.

    Source: My sources

  • Xandercom

    Oh well that’s just lovely.
    You can tell it’s been written by a Kirk fanatic.
    There goes any inclination to actually pay to watch this reboot trash. That’s what it is, a reboot.
    Mr Robot S3 and Stranger Things will probably be out around the same time, so might or might not be available to me, but this is in no way going to enter a 2nd season or entice anyone other than hardcore die-hard 40 yearold Kirk fanatics into any form of paid viewership.

    In other news, I’ve got a cool idea for star trek. Lets recreate the original series in a different ship, about 10 years before it, throw in some Klingons and roll the dice!

    Pathetic, insulting, uninteresting and worthy of a boycott. I don’t want this crap tainting what has come before it. The more money the studios throw at it, the worse it becomes, and I won’t be any part of it.