The first Star Trek: Discovery (opens in new tab) trailer has been released and focuses heavily on Federation ship the USS Shenzhou encountering the Klingon. Unsurprisingly, it doesn't seem to be going well. Watch it above...
Front and centre are The Walking Dead (opens in new tab)'s Sonequa Martin-Green's as First Officer Michael Burnham, Michelle Yeoh's Captain Philippa Georgiou, and Doug Jones' alien Lt. Saru. While you might not recognise the latter, you'll have more than likely seen him as either the Pale Man in Pan's Labyrinth, or Hellboy's Abe Sapien. To accompany the trailer, Netflix (which will release each episode 24 hours after the US premiere on CBS), have released a poster:
Things look very glossy, with some admirably high production values (important for sci-fi), but some people are raising issues. Like the fact that for a show set 10 years before Kirk's adventure, this is looking way too modern.
@startrekcbs Sorry guys, but the 2250s looks like this... pic.twitter.com/BXN6mVzuAuMay 17, 2017
(That's a pre-Kirk Captain Pike on the right, by the way, from the original show's pilot.)
Then there's the Klingons. We already had an inkling that the Klingons would be taking their look from an unused Star Trek: The Motion Picture design (opens in new tab), now we know for sure. Fans are... uncertain.
@ColtGustafson @startrekcbs Those Klingons are proper weird.May 17, 2017
@startrekcbs Okay, #StarTrekDiscovery looks #Awesome!!! ))) [Hate the new "#Klingons", though. #FakeKlingons] Real Klingons are a must, for #StarTrek!May 17, 2017
@startrekcbs @TrekCave Oh I really hate the look of the Klingon!!! Not impressed!May 17, 2017
Although, some are down with the idea.
@ONygma @startrekcbs They're not new Klingons. In fact, they're very, very, very old -- like, ancient -- ones.May 17, 2017
Rumours have hinted that the show will involved some sort of ancient Klingon race arriving via 'a sarcophagus ship.' This thing, around 1:20 into the trailer certainly looks very sarcophagus-y.
While some people aren't sure about a possible new Klingon variant, other's are... interested?
@startrekcbs pic.twitter.com/F4ehAT5jHJMay 17, 2017
And there's some definite excitement.
@startrekcbs pic.twitter.com/uY5bsDktANMay 17, 2017
@SchmidtSwagwich @startrekcbs I was like "damn boi look at that budget *swoons*"May 17, 2017
I'm certainly intrigued at this point, so I'm going to end on this:
@startrekcbs After watching five times I still can't stop screaming! Well done guys! 💖 pic.twitter.com/loG19ytjpwMay 17, 2017