As we approach Comic-Con week, where Star Trek: Discovery will be making a splash next Saturday in San Diego, Entertainment Weekly has once again brought new imagery from the upcoming Trek television revival.
Featured in their July 21 “Comic-Con Preview” issue, EW has published the first look at Klingon officer L’Rell – played by Mary Chieffo – paired up with Chris Obi’s T’Kuvma.
“L’Rell LIVES!!” cheered Chieffo on Instagram, “First official photo of me as T’Kuvma’s Battle-Deck Commander.”
Also published is another new photo pairing USS Shenzhou‘s Captain Georgiou (Michelle Yeoh) and Commander Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) from their heated discussion seen in May’s teaser trailer.
In addition to the two photo reveals, EW‘s column from reporter James Hibberd also details that Georgiou has “mentored” Burnham for seven years, “at the behest of Sarek (James Frain)… as she rose through the Federation ranks.”
I think it’s interesting to have these two women of color in top positions of leadership. They’re both strong women and have this mother-daughter relationship.
Stay tuned for what is sure to be a big week in Discovery news!