Star Trek: Discovery brings aboard its first three Officers
A female Captain, a new alien science officer and Discovery's openly gay character are the first roles cast by the show's producers.
November 30, 2016
Star Trek fans eagerly awaiting the new live action Star Trek: Discovery series which is set to launch this coming May of 2017 on CBA Access, can rejoice with the news that the show’s producers have in fact cast three actors to star in the series.
Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Kung Fu Panda) has been cast as Captain Georgiou of the Starship Shenzhou. Doug Jones (Falling Skies, Hell Boy) has also been brought on board to play an entirely new alien species in the Trek universe, as science officer Lt. Saru. And lastly, Anthony Rapp (Rent, Road Trip) has been hired to portray Lt. Stamets, a noted Starfleet “astromycologist” and perhaps most notably, Star Trek: Discovery’s new gay character.
While there will undoubtedly be more roles cast in the days to come for Star Trek: Discovery, especially the show’s much talked about ‘Number One’ female lead, rumored to be of Hispanic or African American heritage; it is nice to see the first roles cast to be very diverse.
A female Captain, a new alien species and of course the franchises second but in some ways first, openly gay character is a great beginning for a show that is supposed to be about the celebration and embracing of humanity’s differences. Make it so Discovery!