the star trek universe just got a little bigger

Those of us on the edge of our seats waiting for star trek’s return to  the small screen have new reasons to be excited! Star Trek: Discovery casting announcements have started.

Set to play Captain Georgiou of the star ship Shenzhou is international star Michelle Yeoh.  No stranger to sci-fi, she has been featured domestically in movies such as “Babylon A.D.”, “Mummy: tomb of the Dragon Emperor” and “Sunshine” as well as international hits: “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”, “Police story3: Supercop” and “The Heroic Trio”. While neither a lead nor a member of the Discovery’s crew, Captain Georgiou will be a recurring character.

Broadway star Anthony Rapp, best known for his portrayal of Mark in the musical “Rent” in both original cast and film adaptation has also joined the cast as starship Discovery’s openly gay astromycologist (space fungus expert) Lt. Stamets.

Legendary actor and man who brought respectability to the art of Mime, Doug Jones will also be joining the cast. With a credit list that is as diverse as it is extensive, Jones portraying Starfleet officer Lt. Saru (who, to the surprise of no one, is an alien).

no official word yet on the involvement of Star trek alumni and horror legend Tony Todd despite his claim on the Mortis podcast that he was on a cast list.

Just over six month away, Star Trek Discovery will return us to the prime universe with stories taking place between Star Trek Enterprise and Star Trek TOS (roughly 2255). Premiering on CBS May 2017 and then streaming on CBS All Access. To get a feeling of what to expect from the new series Ffans have been told to rewatch TOS classic “Balance of Terror”

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