The sprint towardsย Star Trek: Discovery‘s premiere continues today, with another new CBS promo for the upcoming series – featuring some new footage, new dialogue, and new away missions to alien worlds.

Here’s all the new stuff:

Captain Lorca (Jason Isaacs) speaks to his crew. (CBS)

Lorca:

“The Discovery can take us places we’d never dreamed of reaching… no other crew would have a chance of pulling this off. Just us.”

This new character, with enhanced technology in her head is known as “Airiam.” IGN’s Scott Collura, who learned of the character when visiting theย Discovery set last month, described her as such:

[She] is a synthetic human-like female character called Airiam, who works on the bridge of the ship.

Okay, disregard that: Collura reached out to us on Twitter to clarify that while he did see the “Airiam” character described above, this screencap is actually some different character (though he understood our confusion):

The actress in question however does appear to be Emily Coutts, referenced as “Kayla Detmer” on IMDB – however don’t take that as final confirmation of her name.

Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green), with her outfit curiously cropped out of frame. (CBS)

Burnham:

“I live by the principles of Starfleet. It is who I am, and who I will always be.”

The Discovery landing party in a Toronto-based forest. (CBS)
Burnham scans with her tricorder. (CBS)
Cadet Sylvia Tilly (Mary Wiseman) in her cabin, speaking to Burnham. (CBS)

Tilly:

“You’re not afraid of anything, are you?”

Burnham stands at a Vulcan location – note the high collar on the guy behind her. (CBS)
Saru (Doug Jones) advises vigilance. (CBS)
Tilly runs through the derelict USS Shenzhou – we suspect… (CBS)
…with Commander Landry (Rekha Sharma) right behind her. (CBS)

Saru:

“Vigilance equals survival.”

Paul Stamets (Anthony Rapp) looks worried. (CBS)
Captain Lorca at his ready room standing desk. (CBS)

Lorca:

“We embrace the unknown.”

Paul Stamets. (CBS)

Stamets:

“…and the journey continues.”

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  • David Lund

    A very different feel to this trailer – glimpses of some strange new worlds and new life forms rather than just Klingons. Wonder if the fungi are the basis of transwarp?

    • M33

      “These ‘shrooms really take you places, man, like, far out!”
      ๐Ÿ˜‚

  • Your Worst Nightmare

    Oooh, this, I think, is my favorite trailer so far. I like the feel here.

  • prometheus59650

    I’m glad to see a hint of something going on other than what was looking like “Star Trek: The KIingon Experience: Because Fifty Years Wasn’t Enough.”

    • TUP

      I think the filmmakers have heard the feedback. They have said pretty concretely, “we move on from the Klingons in season 2”. But aside from whatever idea Fuller had originally, there was probably a desire to create a familiar conflict in season 1, to pull in the broadest audience possible. Everyone knows Klingons.

      • prometheus59650

        I suppose so.

        But I’ll be happy when the finally do leave them in the rear view.

  • TUP

    Hmmmm… so this experimental way to fly allows them to…what, go faster? Go further? Transwarp? They had said we’d find out why we never heard of Discovery or Burnham. So…is the ship eventually destroyed, classified? Maybe it does time travel eventually…

    • prometheus59650

      The hint is certainly that there’s some transwarp thing going on.

      • TUP

        They have to be careful but if there is a hint that they could take what is learned and put it towards creating transwarp in the future, that would be a nice nod to the Excelsior, even if it didnt work!

      • AmiRami

        well the NX-01 was a starship that could go WAY faster than anything else humanity had but it didn’t come close to trans-warp.

    • Locutus

      I could definitely see the crew being sent on a classified journey, deep into the unknown, with an experimental engine, which might explain why we don’t hear more about them. On the other hand, the local Klingon-Federation politics seem central, so I don’t see them speeding away into the Delta Quadrant or something.

      In any event, I don’t think it’s a big deal that we haven’t heard about them. I mean, how many ships do we really know stories about between TOS and TNG. Same would be true between ENT and TOS. I’m sure there are plenty of stories that don’t get mentioned by later crews.

      • TUP

        I agree. There is sort of a joyless person on another forum getting upset about this discussion.

        But even if you take James Kirk, a legend who was involved in historic events. How often is he mentioned in the other series? And even then, how many mentions seem forced? Very very very few mentions (especially when you dont count visiting Kirk, like DS9 or seeing his best friend Spock, like TNG).

        So its makes perfect sense that unless we have a specific reason to discuss her, why would she come up?

    • TheRenegadeRebel .

      Given how resistent some people are to the TOS era, that would be an interesting way to surprise the audience. Have them somehow get lost in a post Voyager time period with a hopelessly obsolite ship. That would be fun. I love both eras. TOS and DS9 are my faves so I’m good either way.

      • TUP

        Thats an intriguing idea… early on I thought that it might be a ship from the future. So of course we never heard of it because it hasnt happened yet. But being lost in time and space would be interesting.

        I suspect that was sort of Fuller’s idea. I think Burnham would have actually been Vulcan (or half Vulcan). So they could fast forward every season and keep the ship and main character and change many other things.

      • Tom Cruise Never Phones It IN

        Personsally, I love TOS and I’m not resistant to it but don’t see the need to cover the prequel ground.

        IF some fan don’t like TOS , that says a lot about them not the show itself.

        • Pedro Ferreira

          I know a couple of users here that certainly fit that bill.

  • Thomas Mossman

    A “synthetic human-like female character”?

    Is Airiam an android or a Blade Runner-esque replicant?

    • Charles Baxter

      Fancy word for Android.

      • TUP

        Dont like it. No androids!

        • Quintillion Tesla

          Technically, she’d be a “gynoid”!

          • M33

            So, would that make the other ones “Man-droids”?

          • Quintillion Tesla

            Well, the prefix “Andro” specifically refers to males, but Android ( ‘man-shaped’ ) has just come to refer to all artifical humanoids.

        • AmiRami

          You can have androids. Its just that they can’t have advanced positronic brains. In TOS Daystron invented Duotronics, something that was referenced in TNG by an out of date human colony when they first meet Data.

    • Humans had many colonies. We know some went cloning, others could have went full blown tranhuman.

      Or this could be a vatgrown crestion of another face made to be the “face” for them.

    • Tom Cruise Never Phones It IN

      A dubstep dj

  • jchapes

    There’s a scene in another one of these promos where Burnham was wearing a gold uniform, sitting on a chair behind Tilly. Is this the uniform they’re curiously cropping?

    • TUP

      Perhaps they will move to more Cage style uniforms as we go. Since the word is they created them…

      • M33

        Would love that. Wouldn’t be the first time they’ve changed uniforms mid-series.

        • TUP

          It would sort of be to my mentality to do that. They made Cage style uniforms and then changed their minds. If I was on the team I might say hey, instead of debuting with The Cage unis, why not create brand new ones and then transition to The Cage?

          Because it shows real passage of time and transitioning to the familiar. Plus, lets Discovery debut “on its own” with its own look (and far different from the JJ films). Plus creates marketing potential (selling new unis…in fact, multiple sets of new unis).

          • M33

            True. And a good use of previously used production dollars, too.
            They could even do quasi-TOS-look refits to the ship as the seasons progress.

            I mean, look how often the original Enterprise bridge changed from movie to movie.

            You know, TUP, the more I think on that, the cooler it becomes!
            Great idea!

    • prometheus59650

      Makes sense.

    • jchapes
      • Could be the prison uniform or jammies.

        • mr joyce

          looks like jammies to me, preferably ones that she slowly slips out of as she strolls into the shower and lathers herself up with bath soap, whilst casually talking about xenobiology or something like that ๐Ÿ˜›

          • Can not disagree there. I am totally cool with the redhead doing thr same

      • M33

        Very disturbing picture. Looks like someone who was just molested…
        : (

  • Tom

    So I think I figured out what annoys me about Sonequa Martin-Green’s acting. In some trailers, she talks with very stoic Vulcan inflections. In this trailer, she talks with her normal street accent. Make up your mind.

    • Partha Mittra

      ‘with her normal street accent’. Would you have said that about a white actor?

      • TUP

        Perhaps “walking around” accent would be better. or “her own voice”. Dont think the OP meant “street” the way you think. I hope not anyway!

        • Partha Mittra

          I hope you are right. It is just that I have heard so much racism veiled as ‘diversity shoved down our throats’ that I wonder if Gene’s vision of IDIC is really possible.

          • Pedro Ferreira

            What racism exactly? All I know is the only thing Discovery has been promoting is diversity which is why the fans have been annoyed.

      • Tom

        You’re reading too much into my comments.

        Also, if you’re referring to what I’m thinking you’re saying, white people can also speak ebonics. It’s not limited to race.

        My point: She needs to pick a way to speak and stay in character.

        • prometheus59650

          And, at this point, you don’t know she isn’t.

          That’s the problem with 30 seconds here and 15 there.

        • Quintillion Tesla

          Where does she speak “ebonics” exactly?

        • TUP

          Dude…you’re doubling down on a piss poor choice of words. Does she sound too black to you? Just move on…

        • M33

          Funny, you should say that…
          My good friend in high school was as ethnically white as you could get, but his natural default was ebonics. Language affectations are given by the culture you are raised in.

          • TUP

            Cash me ousside, how bow dah?

          • mr joyce

            you guys must have grown up in a very mixed neighbourhoood, which is cool

          • M33

            True!
            Grew up in the largest city in Virginia, next to a large black population, mixed with a variety of other ethnic groups from the presence of the military bases.
            Never really gave a damn about “identifying” as one’s race, for the most part. We all were just kids growing up together, having fun.
            The “divisions” became started being fed to us the longer we were in school, sadly, but most of us didn’t buy into it.

          • mr joyce

            thats cool, its good to hear stuff like that, encourages togetherness and all that sorta thing. thats one other reason why its cool to see a good mixed cast on the new show, to help communities with a large majority ethnic group see out of the box, so to speak

          • M33

            Interculturalism is a beautiful thing.
            Very different from multiculturalism, but people often confuse the two, or are unaware that when they say they want “multiculturalism”, what they really are meaning are the principles of “interculturalism”.
            Pretty fascinating to look up the difference.

          • mr joyce

            you have taught me something new today lol. i NEVER knew that was a thing.. i just googled it and it makes sense what you are saying, but i guess most people never really conciously think of the distinctions between the two terms, and only the ultimate goal, which is the ‘togetherness’ side of things. best way i can think about explaining it right now, after a few beers, is that raekwon tune, ice cream where hes talking about all the different flavours of women.. all the flavours are different, but they’re just ultimately ice cream, and delicious ๐Ÿ˜€

          • M33

            LOL
            Hey, open discussion of ideas is how a society thrives.
            So glad we have the 1st Amendment.
            As flawed as the founding fathers were, they had some very brilliant, timeless, forward-looking ideas.

          • Tom Cruise Never Phones It IN

            Yikes whites using Ebonics no offense but very cringeworthy

          • M33

            Nah, man, it’s just culture.
            I live in Hawaii, and pidgin is the main language for people born and raised here of all ancestries.
            It is based on English, but flavored with the cultures that used its form to communicate between a wide variety of other-native-language speakers.

          • Tom Cruise Never Phones It IN

            Ah Hawaii explains it, thanks for that clarification.

            As I’m sure you are aware, great state! One of my closest friends lives there, Kailua Kona, and I visit a few times a year; I love the visits and when I’m there it is nice not to have to pay for a hotel.

          • M33

            Always good to have a friend here!
            We live on the northern island- Kauai.
            Nice place, often warm.
            Gov’t is dysfunctional often… but that’s gov’t for ya!

          • Tom Cruise Never Phones It IN

            That’s very cool

          • mr joyce

            depends where you grew up i guess, round here its not a big deal

        • prometheus59650

          Dude…you’re just making it so much…much worse.

          Just be quiet and move on as though you never said anything.

        • Pedro Ferreira

          I love the fact the comments below are quick to cry racism and such a valid observation.

    • prometheus59650

      Until one sees the show, I don’t think a final call can be made.

      I can easily see her going to a more…clipped Vulcan style when stressed emotionally.

    • mr joyce

      take the word ‘street’ out of your post and your post would have had more validity

    • Pedro Ferreira

      Yeah they’re definitely going for a hip vibe, that’s what happens when you spend however many years on The Walking Dead.

  • Locutus

    I do hope that we don’t see a bunch of “alien” planets that just happen to look like the Canadian forest.

    • Quintillion Tesla

      Lol! Don’t you know? ALL inhabited Planets in our galaxy look like Canada.

      • TUP

        Id like to see some planets that have more than one climate. Its either an ice planet or a desert planet or a water planet.

        • Quintillion Tesla

          I’d also like them to be bold and show us planets with different gravities now, and even different lighting conditions. Something like that which was conveyed a while ago in a short sci-fi vid called WANDERERS.

          • M33

            Now, THAT is the most under-realized part of Star Trek!

          • Nowhereman10

            That has already been done. Unfortunately, episodes like “Melora”, were the result.

            There have been good shipboard moments from episodes like “In a Mirror, Darkly” where the ship’s gravity plating was weaponized to great effect.

          • M33

            Yes, but not nearly as often that would be happening in reality.
            They could really make some cool things with those sorts of scenarios.

        • Nowhereman10

          That’s what I really love about Star Trek Beyond was the great variety of landscapes seen throughout the movie from those awesome giant, craggy mountains the Enterprise crashes through to the forests with the weird little lifeforms and so on.

      • M33

        Just like in the Stargates and BSG!

      • prometheus59650

        SG-1 proved that conclusively.

        • Pedro Ferreira

          The problem they ran into is that with all the housing being created over time by the end they had less places to shoot in.

      • Locutus

        Oh my! I have it all backwards. Canadians must all be aliens!

      • A_Warrior_of_Marley

        Or Vasquez Rocks in California.

      • Pedro Ferreira

        Only in modern sci-fi TV.

    • M33

      You mean, you prefer them to all look like southern California?
      That’s planetist…
      ๐Ÿ˜›

    • Perplexum

      I thought the same and hope they put their big budget to good use when it comes to planets, I think we had our fair share of north american forest planets and styropor caves.

    • pittrek

      At least one of them looks like Jordan ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Pedro Ferreira

      Probably.

  • Synthetic humans, nice!

    • TUP

      noooooooo! lol

      • Does not mean android. There are many oprions for synthetic. And we know some human colonies did wild things, like cloning.

        • TUP

          True. Im open minded.

          • I wanna see where they go with it. We often see so few other races, much less other human cultures.

          • M33

            The First 150 Years of the Federation book talks about the reason it is mostly human-crewed in Starfleet. An interesting notion.

          • Never read those. What excuse does it give?

          • M33

            LOL
            Like the “excuse” part!

            It was written by one of the Enterprise writers.
            If I remember correctly, it was that since Starfleet preceded the Federation, and is an Earth-based operation, it was agreed that Starfleet would serve as the Federation’s defense force.

            https://www.amazon.com/Star-Trek-Federation-First-Years/dp/1781169152/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1505337756&sr=1-1&keywords=david+goodman+federation

            It’s worth the read.

          • Except it ignores the fact they rolled at the very lest the Andorian fleet into it.

          • M33

            Not sure what episode that comes from. Was that in TOS?

          • Not sure, but its common sense. They had a large fleet, we know it was rolled into the fedration.

          • M33

            I get that most of the members’ planetary defense fleets would become somehow part of the Federation, but my point was about Starfleet specifically, and why it is for the most part humans (at least story-wise, anyway–we know the real reason why: budgets!).

          • Yeah, budget was always the issue. I do not by the earily stafleet would have been almost pure human.

        • Partha Mittra

          It’s stuff like this that makes me like the Trek board. Let’s talk about possibilities and what could be!

          • Earth is very tech conservative, so is the Fedration. But they would not stop a member planet from doing stuff that created its culture. Such as from birth implants and vat grown “synthetic ” babies.

          • Partha Mittra

            Given that we see so much advanced future tech (such as the Doomsday weapon and The Guardian of Forever) it would be interesting to see a colony world,not part of the Federation, experimenting with this far advanced technologies. It would make for some truly mindbending worlds

          • It really would.

    • Armand Laroche

      Synthetic alcohol, Synthetic Lt. Cmdrs

  • Fiery Little One

    Interesting as always.

  • Tom Cruise Never Phones It IN

    “No other crew” so the Enterprise crew is chopped liver?

    “Airiam” looks like that “shrillrex” guy.

    And Anthony Rapp? Zzzzzzzzzzz very dull actor

    • AmiRami

      I’m not sure why everyone always thinks the 1701 was some sort of advanced Starfleet vessel, yet alone the flagship like the ENT-D was. Nothing about TOS dictated that Enterprise was any more special as a ship than any other. It was her crew and her adventures that made that ship special.

      • Tom Cruise Never Phones It IN

        Point is they are saying this crew > Enterprise crew

        • AmiRami

          Well to be fair they are serving at a time when Christpher Pike is in command of the Enterprise, not Jim Kirk. The TOS crew has not formed yet.

  • Paul Saunders

    Sounds like it should be a good series

  • Jamie Thomas

    Good to see something other than war that seems to dominate the entire presented concept of this series!
    Also good to see someone use a Tricorder to fulfill the Starfleet charter and explore.

    It’s good to see less of the Klingons, I’m tired of seeing them, between TOS to ENT they really have been explored as a culture.

    I really liked Enterprise because we had the Suliban as the new antagonists and the delving into Vulcan history was very refreshing.

    • Armand Laroche

      I think if CBS or Netflix had got behind the fan movement for a season five of enterprise that could have been interesting, as season 4 was probably the strongest.

      • Jamie Thomas

        I agree with you 100%.
        I’m so grateful we have 4 seasons to watch again and again.
        If you haven’t got the Enterprise Blurays I can not recommend them enough. The cast reunion on the Season 2 bluray is AMAZING to watch, the writers reunion and the season 4 complete retrospective is AMAZING.
        Watch Rick Berman’s candid interview on the ENT blurays, and haters and detractors of his management of the very rich and engaging Trek he produced from early TNG all the way through to Enterprise, will hopefully appreciate how much that man did for us as fans, protecting the integrity of the Trek universe from clueless network and studio execs.

        Just 1 tidbit from that interview, UPN wanted a band of the week to play in the messhall at the end of every episode of Enterprise. 100% fact, straight from Rick.
        I can’t begin to describe how, narratively jarring that would be for a sci-fi, political, social commentary show like Star Trek would be.

        A lost piece of script from the UPN cut of Storm Front Part 2.

        Archer: “Okay, Admiral Forest. That’s the Xindi threat dealt with and the timeline is restored thanks to Daniels’ help. Millions killed, Florida is ruined but at least Miley Cyrus is playing after movie night in the messhall on Tuesday night. So, you know, hope for the best prepare for the worst as Phlox would say”

      • Pedro Ferreira

        Netflix wasn’t even really a thing at the time.

  • Pedro Ferreira

    I mean it all looks very flashy (quite literally, my eyes) but I don’t think it’ll appeal to me.