STAR TREK: DISCOVERY Will Change a Key Roddenberry Mandate

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Noting the franchise's casting diversity dating back to the original series in the 1960s, Martin-Green said she was proud of being on a "Star Trek" seen through the eyes of a black woman.

Berg don't want to give away too much of the plot.

Aaron Harberts: Burnham [has] spent a lot of time on Vulcan, but she's human.

Star Trek: Discovery will premiere this autumn on CBS All Access in the United States and Netflix in the UK. The first episode will debut on CBS before pivoting to the network's streaming service, CBS All Access, for the rest of the series.

"Star Trek: Discovery" actor Sonequa Martin-Green ― the first black woman to be the lead in the franchise ― proved racist trolls wrong on Thursday, as she praised the universal appeal of "Star Trek" and pointed out its yearslong diversity. "Sarek [Spock's father, played by James Frain] plays an important role in her life, which has been completely planned until she makes a very hard choice that sends her life on a very different path". And Burnham's choice that we're alluding to is most hard choice you can make - it affects her, affects Starfleet, affects the Federation, it affects the entire universe. Establishing anything that will set this show apart from the others in a storytelling capacity seems like a smart move right now, especially since some hardcore Trek fans aren't thrilled that the visuals of the new series are so clearly inspired by the Abrams movies.

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"The joy is in the journey", Berg teased.

"We're trying to do stories that are complicated, with characters with strong points of view and strong passions".

The heavily-serialized series - especially in its first few episodes, which makes the series hard to discuss ahead of time - stars Walking Dead alum Sonequa Martin-Green as a Starfleet First Officer who was the first human to attend the Vulcan Science Academy.

"I feel like we're taking another step forward, which I think all stories should do", she said to EW.

"Star Trek: Discovery" will have 15 episodes that will center as a prequel to the original show aired more than 50 years ago with William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy. This would make it more hard to hold only external conflict, with conflicts within the crew necessary to fill out time in which the ship isn't directly under attack. In terms of scope and scale, there's something about Star Trek: The Motion Picture that really speaks to us as well.

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