The Star Trek: Discovery news keeps dropping this week as we’ve got our first look at actor Jason Isaacs in Starfleet uniform!

Revealed by way of Entertainment Weekly this afternoon, the English actor makes his Trek debut as Captain Gabriel Lorca, commander of the USS Discovery, “considered a brilliant military tactician.”

In addition, EW notes that this photo is the first hint at the look of the Discovery bridge, not seen in any previous promotional video or photography yet released from CBS.

Jason Isaacs as Captain Gabriel Lorca, USS Discovery. (CBS)

Of note is the consistent uniform design between Lorca and the crew of the USS Shenzou revealed in May, keeping the same blue and gold outfits seen earlier. So far, we’re not seeing any connection to the expected uniforms of a pre-TOS-era series, but the traditional red, blue, and gold designs of the 1960’s may have some appearance in Star Trek: Discovery that just hasn’t been revealed yet.

Check back often for more Star Trek: Discovery news as it breaks!

  • David Lund

    Very different set lighting here – much brighter, a more ‘positive’ feel than Shenzhou bridge which seems deliberately darker and almost military

    • The Chadwick

      Good point, I agree. Although I prefer darker lit bridges, they do give a more militaristic and submarine feel, as thought they are always expecting and ready for some kind of action. The more brightly lit positive feel of the Discovery bridge does denote more of an exploratory feel. Although I am sure they are ready for and will see their fair share of battle.

      • TUP

        The whole image looks bright including the over-saturated blue uniform so its possible the image was “enhanced” for the magazine…

      • startrekker1701

        Loved the 1701-E bridge lighting.

        • Pedro Ferreira

          I really hated it.

  • Fiery Little One

    What’s visible of the bridge is interesting.

  • DS9 is King

    This looks Great and Jason Isaacs looks awesome as Captain Lorca on the Bridge of Discovery.

  • The Chadwick

    Oh no, flood gates opening for “those fans”… another Kelvin bridge that does not look like prime 2250’s! lol. Sorry, I have to get that jab in there. Isaacs looks fantastic, looks like a Picard type captain. Although its the slightest of peeks, the bridge looks good, I like the style and colours I see and the lighting.

    Although Ive never had a problem with any dim lit bridge. I like what I’ve seen of the Shenzhou bridge. Personally I if were working on a bridge I could not work on something as brightly lit and beige as 1701 D’s bridge, unless its the Generations version. Out of all the series I would take Voyager and NX E bridge over TOS and 1701D any day. Im more of a submarine guy than a dentist office guy.

  • The Chadwick

    Personally I like the blue uniforms, I dug Enterprise uniforms…when they didn’t look like a shade of purple. Ugh, the colour change for Enterprise on blu-ray is terrible, far too much into the magenta range.

    Ever since the first glimpse of Discovery uniforms, Ive found the choices of gold, silver and copper for division colours very appealing. They all go so well on blue. Would be nice to eventually see an actual red and gold uniform, but if we never do, it won’t bother me.

    • To me the uniforms are an evolution of the ENT jumpsuits with Cage-era division colors. Which is awesome attention to detail.

    • It’s interesting, at some point they had to decide whether this is an Enterprise sequel or a TOS prequel, at least visually. The look of the show definitely says Enterprise sequel to me, especially with the look of the Shenzou. I’m curious if the Cage-era uniforms will be seen at all. The “broken” Starfleet emblem just screams “not quite Starfleet” to me, but maybe it’s just another visual design choice and doesn’t play into the story.

    • Darkthunder

      Even darkened, it still looks considerably brighter than the dark-and-gloomy Shenzhou.

      Hopefully Isaacs is a regular on the show. I’d like him to be the next Picard, or Sisko 😀

      • M33

        Wouldn’t surprise me if the show ends up being centered around him after a couple seasons.

        • SpaceCadet

          No. The show is about Michael Burnham. It will follow her as she ascends to captain the ship. That’s practically stated in the first trailer.

  • StuUK

    The Captain’s chair suits Mr Isaacs very well! 🙂

    As do the pyjamas! 🙂 🙂

  • M33

    Looks closer to ENT designs than The Cage designs. May still be an older ship than the Constitution classes, pre-duotronic (pre2240s).

  • Victorinox

    Looks like Captain Lorca forgot to execute the Picard Maneuver! lol I see wrinkles!

    • startrekker1701


  • October_1985

    Such great cast. I wish there would be more color in the uniforms. Too blue for my taste.

  • Captain Lorca looks quite stern; I hope he looks like that at enemies and not at the crew. 🙂

  • BatesHotel

    Looks good. I hope he doesn’t get promoted to admiral and then go lunatic.

    • pittrek

      Don’t give them ideas 🙂

  • M.Dorian

    The tight uniform with its blingy Adidas-like side stripes is reminiscent of designer training gear a Jersey mobster might wear on The Sopranos. Hopefully it won’t detract from my enjoyment of the show.

    • Justin Olson

      I really don’t like that weird, asymmetrical collar. It also looks too tight and constricting on the neck. Can’t imagine it’s comfortable for the actors to wear.

      • M.Dorian

        Agreed on the collar. For me it seems like the serious tone implied by the trailer conflicts with the over-styled Starfleet training clothes and the silly-looking Klingon “priest?”. There will be revisions after the shortcomings they can’t see now become obvious. Hopefully, it won’t be too late like it was for ST-Enterprise.

        • Justin Olson

          I’m hoping, as has been speculated elsewhere, that those Klingons are actually the footsoldiers of Molor (aka the Fek’Ihri) who escaped with Molor’s remains after Kahless defeated him. That might explain why they look distinct from “normal” Klingons (post ST:TMP).

    • startrekker1701

      LOL – superb comment

  • Justin Olson
    • DS9 is King

      This looks Great and yes it does look more appropriate for the Era, but they say that Discovery will be a third Timeline so I guess some things may Change.

    • pittrek

      To be honest this looks great!

    • Northstar Deplorable

      Yes it does.

    • startrekker1701

      Collar aside, which is hideous, this looks pretty good actually lol

  • SpaceCadet

    The uniforms are a handsome design. The whole aesthetic of this show seems like a mix of Enterprise (the uniforms) and the Kelvin timeline (the overall look/big-budget feel).

  • pittrek

    It still looks like a jogging suit to me. But they finally started to release some promotional pictures. And the visible part of the bridge slightly reminds me on NX-01

  • TheRenegadeRebel .

    I wonder why both ships have the Arrowhead insignia. In TOS every ship had their own and that was unique to Enterprise. I always assumed Starfleet adopted it after the successful 5 year mission. I hope they explain this.

  • Northstar Deplorable

    Looks more like post ST:TNG than pre TOS. Jason Isaacs does have “the look” though.

  • startrekker1701

    Have yo say I’m not impressed with the material of the uniform – looks quite cheap and lycra-ish – almost parody-like. They went in the right direction with the First Contact uniforms – more substantial with layers.

  • startrekker1701

    I wonder if this will go the same way as West Wing with Isaacs becoming the star.

  • Bill Smith

    What’s with the Klingon bulkhead metal?

    Oops…. spoiler alert.

  • Dan King

    I don’t like the uniform.

  • Lee O.

    He looks great. Kind of combines the best parts of Kirk and Picard… well, as far as you can tell from one picture.