We’re down to just hours until the premiere of Star Trek: Discovery warp to our screens Sunday evening, but that hasn’t stopped the show from moving full-speed ahead with even more preview images of the upcoming episodes!
Also debuting are more new character photos, USS Discovery illustrations, and assorted Trek imagery, via CBS’s press material:
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In addition to the above images from the Discovery premiere, IDW Publishing has also released the first interior image from the forthcoming Star Trek: Discovery comic series — illustrated by artist J.K. Woodward — over at io9, paired with an interview with comic writer Mike Johnson.
io9: Most of what fans have learned about Klingon culture and history has come from The Next Generation and onwards. Given Discovery’s own twist in its portrayal of the species, was it a challenge to keep things in “canon” with the past shows or were you given more of a free reign with how you used them?
Johnson: Since Discovery takes place before the original series, we are taking cues about the Klingons’ past from what we have learned about them in subsequent shows. In our comic, this is particularly true when it comes to the legendary Klingon leader Kahless, who casts a long shadow over the events we will witness.
io9: Will we be seeing much of what Starfleet is up to in the series, or will the perspective stay specific to the Klingon side of things?
Johnson: This story stays strictly on the Klingon side of things, going into more detail about their perspective on the Federation and the state of play as the show begins. It’s a great opportunity to show that the Klingons are not villains. They are an alien species with their own civilization, filled with individuals with their own dreams, ambitions, and vendettas.
Watch for our reviews of the comic when it arrives in October!