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Sonequa Martin-Green teases a "rawer, grittier" Star Trek: Discovery

04.03.2017

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Months after word leaked that Sonequa Martin-Green (The Walking Dead) would be the lead of Star Trek: Discovery, CBS has finally made it official. Hot on the heels of the season finale of The Walking Dead, CBS has welcomed Martin-Green aboard as well as revealing the name of her character: First Officer Michael Burnham.

Sonequa Martin-Green has already been shooting on the series for a while, but now that she can finally talk about it, she was able to give a slight tease to TVLine about what sort of Star Trek series we should expect.

This iteration of Star Trek is going to have a different take than the others in the Star Trek canon. It’s going to be bigger, rawer and grittier… and the story’s going to build on itself. It’s going to be a tremendous journey.

I don't know about you, but there's something about using "gritty" or "raw" to describe a project, especially one like Star Trek, which makes me roll my eyes. I'm all for something different however, just as long as it's still Star Trek at its heart, and we already know one of the ways in which Star Trek: Discovery will be shaking up the status quo. Each of the previous Star Trek series have been through the eyes of their commanding officer, but Discovery will be "coming from [his second-in-command’s] mindset," which Sonequa Martin-Green says "is going to be refreshing and challenging in ways that are very thrilling." For her part, Martin-Green is fully aware of the responsibilities of not only leading a series, but leading one which originates from one of the most popular TV shows of all-time.

There’s definitely a lot of responsibility to being the lead of any show, and obviously to be the lead of this, [an offshoot of] one of the most popular, if not the most popular, television series of all-time… you can certainly get lost in it if you allow yourself to, and just sort of be frozen. But I hope that I can bear the weight, if you will, of this legacy and of this story, because I certainly want to do it justice.

As a life-long Star Trek fan, I know I'll be there for the premiere (which is currently looking like it will arrive around late summer, early fall), but I've been somewhat concerned by the series already experiencing so many issues, however, I remain hopeful that the Star Trek: Discovery team have been able to use the many delays to their advantage. Fingers crossed!

Source: TVLine

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2:52AM on 04/05/2017
Can't wait
Can't wait
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1:24PM on 04/04/2017

Too liberal

Personally I would have cast someone in the likeness of my target audience (white male). Casting a black female for this particular role reaks of political correctness run amok. But that's just me.
Personally I would have cast someone in the likeness of my target audience (white male). Casting a black female for this particular role reaks of political correctness run amok. But that's just me.
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11:08AM on 04/04/2017

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I DONT WANT A "RAWER", "GRITTIER" STAR TREK! DO IT RIGHT, DAMMIT!
I DONT WANT A "RAWER", "GRITTIER" STAR TREK! DO IT RIGHT, DAMMIT!
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9:12AM on 04/04/2017
I don't believe in Discovery, because the PR sucks, the leaked images promise a disappointment, the way it is distributed.
I don't believe in Discovery, because the PR sucks, the leaked images promise a disappointment, the way it is distributed.
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2:18AM on 04/04/2017
I'm going to miss her as Sasha, but I'm glad she's moving onto another potentially big franchise. I hope this series is as good as Star Trek 2009
I'm going to miss her as Sasha, but I'm glad she's moving onto another potentially big franchise. I hope this series is as good as Star Trek 2009
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10:29PM on 04/03/2017
I've read the BTS gossip, I've seen the picture of the supposed "Klingons", and like others I can't help but feel concerned about these things... BUT... I'm going to give it the benefit of the doubt.

They want to try something new, fair play, but as long as they respect continuity (and have in-canon explanations for the bits they don't) then I'll be there for the ride.

I'm happy Trek is come back as a series, I'm excited by the cast members I know (such as Green, Isaacs, Jones)... I
I've read the BTS gossip, I've seen the picture of the supposed "Klingons", and like others I can't help but feel concerned about these things... BUT... I'm going to give it the benefit of the doubt.

They want to try something new, fair play, but as long as they respect continuity (and have in-canon explanations for the bits they don't) then I'll be there for the ride.

I'm happy Trek is come back as a series, I'm excited by the cast members I know (such as Green, Isaacs, Jones)... I want it to be good. I want it to succeed.

I'm world full of Brexit & Trump, excuse me, but some new Trek is exactly what we need right now.
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9:45PM on 04/03/2017

Raw?

HONESTLY... are there any REAL Trek fans out there that aren't apprehensive about this show?

HONESTLY... are there any REAL Trek fans out there that aren't apprehensive about this show?

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9:02PM on 04/03/2017
As much as I love Star Trek and as much as I love Green, I hope this fails miserably. I HATE the fact that CBS is putting this on all access to try to bilk the pockets of Star Trek fans. CBS has a station, many stations, and for them to pull this shit they can fuck themselves. I'm not poor by any means but Netflix, Hulu, Prime, HBO have the monthly payment streaming services covered. I won't be doing it with CBS for a single fucking show. I can watch NBC FOX ABC shows on those other streaming
As much as I love Star Trek and as much as I love Green, I hope this fails miserably. I HATE the fact that CBS is putting this on all access to try to bilk the pockets of Star Trek fans. CBS has a station, many stations, and for them to pull this shit they can fuck themselves. I'm not poor by any means but Netflix, Hulu, Prime, HBO have the monthly payment streaming services covered. I won't be doing it with CBS for a single fucking show. I can watch NBC FOX ABC shows on those other streaming services, or *gasp* download it on demand via Directv and just lose the ability to fast forward the commericals, which is more than fair. Sorry CBS I'll either pirate this show or not watch it at all.
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8:17AM on 04/04/2017
I can definitely see the desire for giving a "F*ck You!" to CBS for their stupid-ass streaming service, but wouldn't you rather the show is awesome but CBS's streaming service fails miserably? I mean, we could all use a good new Star Trek show -- That CBS is a stupid company isn't Star Trek's fault. Or the thousands of people working on the production!

I mean, let's be real here, 99% of Star Trek fans are not going to pay for the streaming service -- it's going to be heavily pirated --
I can definitely see the desire for giving a "F*ck You!" to CBS for their stupid-ass streaming service, but wouldn't you rather the show is awesome but CBS's streaming service fails miserably? I mean, we could all use a good new Star Trek show -- That CBS is a stupid company isn't Star Trek's fault. Or the thousands of people working on the production!

I mean, let's be real here, 99% of Star Trek fans are not going to pay for the streaming service -- it's going to be heavily pirated -- so it'd be more logical to hope that when you download it, it's awesome -- but that CBS gets their head out of their ass about how the TV business works and just releases the series properly on Netflix or on their channel.
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