Sunday 10 September 2017

Discovery: New promo, posters, and behind the scenes

CBS have released another Discovery promo (but this time around they've not bothered to post it on Instagram as well as Twitter, so youtube uploaded version to the rescue below for those of us outside the US):

The sarcophagus ship certainly is big isn't it!!

CBS have also released an animated version of the recently revealed Klingon poster:

Out in the real world, Twitterer Alexis spotted this giant Discovery banner advert in Times Square:

And once more producer and writer Ted Sullivan has been tweeting many a behind the scenes image, most recently giving us lovely detailed looks of both the Klingons and Starfleet:

Finally,'s interview series has continued, with the star of the show, Sonequa Martin-Green (aka Michael Burnham). She talked about many things, including the series' serialisation, and diversity, but most intriguing was her laying out the Vulcan connection:
The idea of how Vulcan I am versus how human I am is one facet we're exploring. Because there is this dichotomy of Vulcan indoctrination versus human emotion and human DNA, versus Starfleet ideology. And so, it's really about all of these things, all of these tenets of my being, and how they are relating to each other, and how they're opposing each other, right? So, I was born into a human family, and a human life, and then was sort of forced into Vulcan culture. So, there's the acculturation that has happened, and there was certainly the assimilation that I fought to achieve. And then you have Starfleet. And so almost, I feel as if Starfleet has provided a bridge for me between my humanity and my Vulcan upbringing.

So, it's interesting because it's not the same journey as Spock. He, in his DNA, is Vulcan and human. But for me, it's really about someone who attempted to become someone they were not born to be. Under tremendous pressure. Against insurmountable odds. (She’s) someone who's succeeded in that to a point, and possibly to a fault. So, there's certainly that inner conflict, and a lot of the inner conflict has to do with that, because obviously there's an identity crisis there, that, "Who am I? Who do I want to be? Who am I becoming, based on these decisions I'm making? Is it Vulcan logic, or is it human emotion that caused me to make that decision? I actually don't know!" So, these are things we touch on.
Star Trek: Discovery is due to start this September, and it will be distributed almost everywhere in the world on Netflix, except for the US where is will be available on CBS All Access, and Canada where it will be on Bell Media channels and services. To keep track of all the latest details from the new show, visit my Star Trek: Discovery guide page.

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