Star Trek: Discovery actress Sonequa Martin-Green continues her media tour this week with an appearance on today’s CBS This Morning, where she debuted another short new clip featuring her character Michael Burnham alongside Captain Georgiou (Michelle Yeoh), walking through the desert of an alien world.

This desert sequence, filmed in Jordan, is one we’ve seen now in bits and pieces going back to the first Discovery teaser trailer released in May 2017, though now here featuring more extended dialogue and a look at the arriving USS Shenzhou descending from the clouds above.

Here’s the full interview with Martin-Green, which also features a few additional shots from Burnham’s spacewalk away from the Shenzhou.

This is the second episodic clip to be revealed, following last night’s space sequence from The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Keep watch for more Star Trek: Discovery news here at TrekCore!

  • Your Worst Nightmare

    I imagine the 89 years part is specific to their situation, even though this dialogue, admittedly, sounds a little forced (although probably not all that different from Berman era Trek and probably in context of the full scene makes more sense).

    BUT, shooting in Jordan? And those visuals? Damn! This ain’t your father’s Star Trek series!

    • Charles Baxter

      Well considering my father never watched Star Trek…..

      • Your Worst Nightmare

        Well then, he missed out.

        • Charles Baxter

          I think raising a family is more important than a TV show and that was my point. Not to mention the fact that he grew up in the 1950’s & early 60’s listening to the radio (as that was common place then).

          • Your Worst Nightmare

            Okay…?

            I was making a statement about how this does not look like Star Trek of the past using a metaphor. While I agree with the sentiment that raising a family is more important than a TV show, we all have our personal stories about our fathers. I’m not certain how this is relevant to my original post.

          • Charles Baxter

            No I didn’t miss it at all.

          • Your Worst Nightmare

            Fine. No offense but your father is completely irrelevant to the conversation. Were you just attempting to be “cute?”

    • TUP

      I was thinking the same thing. The production values are tremendous. The CGI of the ship coming in looks great.

      And despite some of the “wooden” delivery of other clips, I thought the conversational exchange between the two seemed more natural. Sounded good to me.

      And just to drive nuts those that seem bothered by the “diversity”, I love seeing two female minority leads in a featured clip in what could very well be the series cold-open (I sort of imagine them beaming up and it transitioning to the opening theme).

    • Pedro Ferreira

      No it looks like a disowned uncle’s Star Trek. Ha, ha!

  • archer923

    Why does the ship have pick them up. Seems odd.

    • Sean Dailey

      Ion storm or some other form of interference. Or it just looks cool.

      • mr joyce

        both 🙂

    • MattR

      They’ve probably gone down to the planet for a mission, got delayed somehow so that those storms block communication through the atmosphere, and will be trapped as the storms intensify. We know their communicators work since we’ve seen her use it in the preview, but the ship needs to pinpoint their position which they can do once they pass through the clouds.

      • Karl

        No silly, the reason why is because this version of star trek is all about visually induced bombastic epilepsy and little about cerebral intelligent commentary of the human condition.

        I heard they actually went to all the expense to film that in some actual desert, then destroyed all of the footage with gluttonous overuse of postproduction. Looks like the result of typical green screen to me in a sound stage with a bunch of sand from home depot – over saturated, lots of shaking, panning, swapping from this cam to this cam and back to this cam, and crane cams on jaunty angles.

        • Turdformers 6: Age of Dog Mess

          “this version of star trek is all about visually induced bombastic
          epilepsy and little about cerebral intelligent commentary of the human
          condition.”

          Interesting that you are able to tell this without having seen one episode or read one script.

          • Pedro Ferreira

            Take a look at this clip first.

          • Turd Furgeson’s Doggy

            I have. It’s two people in a desert. A ship shows up. The Trek fan fare plays. What can you judge from that?

          • Pedro Ferreira

            The quality of the picture, the dialogue, the effects?

          • Turd Furgeson’s Doggy

            You can judge the scripts from all that? Wow, I’m impressed.

          • Pedro Ferreira

            Not just going by dialogue. That should be obvious?

          • Turd Furgeson’s Doggy

            Nope. Sorry. You’re going to have4 to explain it to me.

          • Pedro Ferreira

            The quality of the picture, the dialogue, the effects?

          • Turd Furgeson’s Doggy

            No sorry, that’s not good enough. The picture is your standard HD quality common to all TV. The dialogue is extremely limited and cannot reflect a series long story and I fail to see what is wrong with the effects. So what issues do you therefore have with these elements?

            There are things I like the look of about this show and things I don’t. But one thing I am not is a person determined to hate it just for the sake of hating it. I’ll give it at least a few episodes before passing judgement. So you’re going to have to explain to me what is so bad about this clip that it means all 15 episodes are going to be absolutely atrocious and not in keeping with the intelligence of Star Trek that we have come to value.

          • Pedro Ferreira

            It’s okay if you like it but the effects really don’t look good at all. They look the same as the reboot movies and I saw those in the cinema.

          • Turd Furgeson’s Doggy

            Television SFX looks the same as cinematic SFX? Think about what you have just said.

            As for me liking it. I don’t know yet if I like it. I’ve yet to see it. You on the other hand have an irrational hatred without even seeing it. You prove it by being unable to answer all my questions. I find that close minded. It could be the best Trek series yet for all we know. Could be the worst. You won’t care either way though will you? You’ve set your stall out to hate it no matter what and I suspect you lack the humility to retract your hatred oif the show turns out to be good. Sad.

          • Pedro Ferreira

            “Television SFX looks the same as cinematic SFX? Think about what you have just said.” I have and it makes perfect sense so what the issue?

            “You prove it by being unable to answer all my questions.” I’m sorry to have disappointed you but I’m not sure what questions you wanted answering.

        • Pedro Ferreira

          That sounds about right Karl.

    • Karl

      Don’t worry, they are saving up all the plot holes to fill in the gaps on the saucer section of the STDiscovery.

    • SpaceCadet

      So that the Shenzou could have a dramatic entrance. :p

      It appears that transporters don’t work through the alien atmosphere or energy field which we’ve seen depicted on Star Trek before and they didn’t want to risk shuttlecraft which we’ve also seen crash before on Star Trek due to violent storms.

    • Tom Cruise Never Phones It IN

      It looks kewl

    • Off hand? The atmosphere does not allow transporters, they may not know where they are and it could be too dangerous to send another shuttle. They also may have shuttle wreckage, which would have to be recoved by in atmosphere transporter beams.

      All of that fits with standard trek tropes.

  • David Lund

    Love it! I guessed that was what she was doing walking so far. I imagine 89 years means there’s some atmospheric thing means you can only get to the surface once that often?

    • Karl

      At this point it’s abundantly clear that this is Enterprise all over again.

      The American TOS fanboys are high as kites!
      Everyone else? meh.

      Feels cheap, over-stylised. Looks like you’re all stuck with permanent chromatic aberration too on every damned frame along with the lens flares. Guessing this is a relatively inexperienced CBS in house team?
      Why didn’t they outsource to professionals? Fan movies look as good as, if not better than this.

      I’ve not seen a single clip, promo, trailer, or even stills and promo shots which isn’t blasted with OTT post production.

      That ain’t what Trek is all about and you know it. Post production and visual effects should be seen and not heard, ie not rammed down your throat. GOT does it right, you can see where all the money has gone.

      This? Garbage unfit for a Netflix Original at the disgusting budget CBS have been handed on a silver platter. It could have been great and bold, looking to an unknown future. This is just nostalgia for fanboys and a compromise to bring in the Kelvin timeline fans, and green lit before Into Darkness underperformed and Beyond cost Paramount millions.

      You’ll find this opinion to be nearly universal at this point away from these fangirl sites.

      That ain’t what Trek is all about. Nothing optimistic or cerebral about this at all, and you damned well know it.

      RIP Star Trek for the 3rd and final death blow. You’ll be missed.

      • mr joyce

        how is it abundantly clear its enterprise? your post makes you sound like you answered this, but its all over the place, and just sounds like you are whinging, and doesnt answer anything

        • Karl

          History is repeating itself again.
          The paywall has gone one step further and sealed it’s fate.

          Grab some popcorn and watch the fireworks!

          • mr joyce

            i dont get it, why do you only post negativity? ok, you dont like discovery. but wouldnt you like to post something positive for a change, on something not discovery related? if you hate it so much, why do you always post on discovery threads? its really weird. you must like to hate things i guess

      • SpaceCadet

        Okay, you’re obviously not even going to give it a chance so goodbye! You don’t need to post your whining anymore.

        And you don’t speak for “everyone else”. I was born after TOS and grew up on TNG-era Trek and this American fanboy cannot wait for Discovery to premiere.

        • Karl

          Really hate when some asshole using the same name as me posts with my name, I feel dirty and cheated on!

          • Pedro Ferreira

            Other Karl makes good points.

      • Karl

        Shut the f**k up you whiney… seriously, you just whinge and bitch and moan. If you’re so anti-Disco stop watching and complaining

        • Tom Cruise Never Phones It IN

          Says a guy who likely complains about Voyager and Enterprise…

          • Karl

            I love Voyager, TNG, DS9. Enterprise promised a lot and went south.
            TOS couldn’t be more boring to me. You’ll find that a common opinion.

          • Pedro Ferreira

            TOS was great.

      • Salvador Nogueira

        You should be blocked already. It is clear you don’t want to debate anything. You just want to be a joy-killer. It must really suck to be you. Enough.

        • Karl

          Ahh yes, when someone expresses an opinion you don’t like, they should be blocked.
          There won’t be many of you left on here if you did that! You’ll see that evident in STD’s cliff edge viewing figures after the pilot.

          • Salvador Nogueira

            No, you can express whatever opinion you want. Just not 200 times.
            We get it. You hate Discovery. Opinion noted. Now move along.

        • He will hate watch each and every episode so he can come tell us how bad it was.

      • Your Worst Nightmare

        I love it when people make sweeping claims about things before something even comes out!

        You’re entitled to your opinion. You’re entitled not to watch it. But why do you need to knock it down at every opportunity? Most of us admit, we’re giving this a chance. We’re excited but we’re not committed yet. Why can’t you get that through your thick head?

        (And by the way, that Voyager clip looks like ass in comparison to Discovery’s effects. Get out of the 1990s. That time is over.)

      • AmiRami

        I’m still deciding on this for myself but to me it certainly doesn’t feel cheap aesthetically.

      • Pedro Ferreira

        Yeah it doesn’t look natural at all. Just because everybody in Hollywood is producing this poor quality of effects why does Star Trek need it as well?

  • scooternva

    Well, now we know why there was a giant Starfleet shield in the desert sand from the official trailer.

  • CAPTAIN D-MAN

    She was a super cop. Will she be a super captain?

    • Tom Cruise Never Phones It IN

      Super cameo

  • Fiery Little One

    I thin I’m getting a better sense on the Shenzhou.

  • Tom Cruise Never Phones It IN

    Is that Tatooine or Jakku?

    • Pedro Ferreira

      I think it’s Jakku.

  • Quintillion Tesla

    Looks terrific!

  • Aaron

    Ahh, the music! When the Shenzhou appears and the familiar Star Trek fanfare is heard, well I felt chills 🙂

    • Perplexum

      My heart skipped a beat! <3

    • AmiRami

      agreed. Till now only TOS, TNG, and the movie have had the Alexander Courage theme. I wasn’t expecting it here.

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  • AmiRami

    So at this time in history can I assume Kirk is on the Farrogat or the Republic (can’t remember which)? Could Spock be currently serving on the Enterprise under Pike?

  • Great view of the ship here.

  • Maria Kelly

    That is a very cool trailer.

  • Pedro Ferreira

    See I’m still not convinced. The visuals just look unrealistic and poor while the picture saturation looks blurry. The ship suffers the same problem as the reboot ones which is that it doesn’t look solid.