“To Boldly Go” Behind the Scenes with the Cast of “Star Trek: Discovery”!
Star Trek: Discovery really is boldly going where no one has gone before.
In a recent behind-the-scenes peek with Entertainment Weekly, we got our first look at the people behind the characters.
You should recognize Jason Isaacs as Captain Lorca. Isaacs, who portrayed Lucius Malfoy in the Potter films, is joined by a diverse and amazing cast that make up a crew of Starfleet officers.
In order to get the full story of EW‘s behind-the-scenes adventures, you will need to purchase the issue of the magazine, although looking at those covers and knowing what information on the series you’ll gain, who wouldn’t want to buy one? At the very least, we are treated to a look at Isaacs’ cheeky sense of humor on set. After being scolded by a writer for ad-libbing the line “Fire at something, for God’s sake!” (the writer citing Gene Roddenberry’s vision of a science-driven future void of religion), he replied “What about ‘for f***’s sake’? Can I say that?” To which the writer retorted, “You can say that before you can say ‘God.'”
Star Trek: Discovery is making waves by veering away from a central theme to the prior Trek TV series: The main character is not a captain. Instead, the story centers around Sonequa Martin-Green’s character, First Officer Michelle Burnham. In a nod to Star Trek: The Original Series, Burnham is actually the half-sister of none other than everyone’s favorite Vulcan, Spock.
In another exciting development, the series has also introduced its first openly gay character, Lt. Stamets, portrayed by Anthony Rapp (who fans might know as Mark Cohen in Rent). While Hiarku Sulu (portrayed by John Cho) was confirmed gay in the last Trek movie, Star Trek Beyond, in an homage to Sulu’s original actor, George Takei, this is the first time we will have a main character who is openly gay from the start, and will be in a relationship with a fellow crew member (yet to be named).
Though there are some changes from the other Star Trek series we know and love, the cast and crew promise that it’s still very much Star Trek.
Star Trek: Discovery premieres on September 24 on CBS.
Are you excited to see the Star Trek series revived? Do you think Jason Isaacs will do well in the captain’s chair? Let us know in the comments below!