Skip to main content

"Those Klingons are proper weird" - the Star Trek: Discovery trailer has arrived and reactions are mixed

The first Star Trek: Discovery 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'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. 

(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, now we know for sure. Fans are... uncertain.  

Although, some are down with the idea. 

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?

And there's some definite excitement. 

I'm certainly intrigued at this point, so I'm going to end on this:

In former lives Leon's been a scientist, a musician and teacher, stints that included a shoe full of liquid nitrogen, a small tour of Germany and oh GOD so much marking.