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Star Trek Discovery changes Sonequa Martin-Green's character's name and rank

04.04.2017
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So I've been excited about STAR TREK DISCOVERY since its announcement. While it's definitely had ups-and-downs (Bryan Fuller hired as showrunner, then leaving), I've still liked everything I've seen and heard about it. That includes the casting of Sonequa Martin-Green as the main character, Lt. Commander Rainsford.

Except that's no longer the case. Not that Martin-Green is no longer the main character (she still is), but her rank and name has now changed to First Officer Michael Burnham, as seen by the tweet below (which also re-confirms the existence of Klingons):

No word on the reason for the name change, though maybe she's now higher on the pecking order for when the captain (played by Jason Isaacs) inevitably dies or betrays the crew so she can take over (I mean, I don't know for sure, but it makes sense that she'd eventually become the captain since every STAR TREK before this has had the captain be the lead). Either way, at least the thing is finally getting made, and STAR TREK is back on TV. At this point you could call her Rear Admiral Butts McFart and I'd still give it a shot.

While STAR TREK DISCOVERY still doesn't have a release date yet (KAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!), it looks like shooting has at least begun, with a planned late summer, early fall release. Let's hope they stick to it this time.

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Extra Tidbit: In the pilot episode of STAR TREK, we see Captain Kirk's grave and it says "JAMES R. KIRK", though we all know it's actually "JAMES *T* KIRK". Why do people call STAR TREK fans obsessive?
Source: Twitter

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5:52PM on 04/04/2017
I look very forward to this new show, but I still have my dreams of a Star Trek series based around the Klingons. I feel at least that a show based around them would do very well, and could open up an entirely new world of stories to be told.
I look very forward to this new show, but I still have my dreams of a Star Trek series based around the Klingons. I feel at least that a show based around them would do very well, and could open up an entirely new world of stories to be told.
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3:20PM on 04/04/2017
Seems like a wild assumption to make that the captain will be killed off and her character will assume command of the ship just because of what has come before. Absolutely nothing that has come out about this show so far has hinted at that. In fact, everything that has come out has reinforced that they are taking a vastly different approach to this show than any other Star Trek show or movie that has come before. There is more to think that she'll just remain the First Officer on the show
Seems like a wild assumption to make that the captain will be killed off and her character will assume command of the ship just because of what has come before. Absolutely nothing that has come out about this show so far has hinted at that. In fact, everything that has come out has reinforced that they are taking a vastly different approach to this show than any other Star Trek show or movie that has come before. There is more to think that she'll just remain the First Officer on the show and there is no impending promotion to happen.
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3:05PM on 04/04/2017
She has always been the first officer! Before we got any names she was referred to as 'Number One', which references the first officer.

She could also still be a Lt.Commander (and be the first officer). Sisko was the first officer on a starship with the rank of a Lt. Commander before being assigned to DS9, as a Commander (later becoming Captain).

What we don't know is the actual position Burnham will be. That era didn't have executive officers such as Riker. Spock was a science officer
She has always been the first officer! Before we got any names she was referred to as 'Number One', which references the first officer.

She could also still be a Lt.Commander (and be the first officer). Sisko was the first officer on a starship with the rank of a Lt. Commander before being assigned to DS9, as a Commander (later becoming Captain).

What we don't know is the actual position Burnham will be. That era didn't have executive officers such as Riker. Spock was a science officer AND first officer.

There's already a few science officers on this cast. I predict she's going to either be helm or security.
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2:53PM on 04/04/2017

Ok so I'll be the one to ask the obvious question

Why is her first name a guy's name? Was that supposed to be Michelle?
Why is her first name a guy's name? Was that supposed to be Michelle?
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2:57PM on 04/04/2017
Nope it's 2017 so that means every show has to push boundaries to be super PC. She's a woman wt a man's name. Hollywood thinks​ if a show came out with an all white cast the world might end. *Sigh, I'm all for diversity but come on!
Nope it's 2017 so that means every show has to push boundaries to be super PC. She's a woman wt a man's name. Hollywood thinks​ if a show came out with an all white cast the world might end. *Sigh, I'm all for diversity but come on!
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