A Guide to Who's Who in "Star Trek: Discovery"


The digital series "Star Trek: Discovery" introduces a slew of new (and reimagined) characters to an iconic universe.

Space is again the final frontier as "Star Trek" returns to the small screen for the first time since Enterprise ended its run in 2005.

The CBS All Access series will introduce the crew of a new starship — the USS Shenzhou (at least to start) — and their continuing adventures as they boldly go where few have gone before.

To be sure, Discovery is plotting a game-changing new course. In addition to running on a digital platform, Discovery marks the first time a "Star Trek" series has been led by a woman of color as well as someone who isn't captain of the ship with "The Walking Dead" grad Sonequa Martin-Green having that distinction in her role as First Officer Michael Burnham. What's more, Discovery picks up at a time of rising tensions between Starfleet and the Klingon race.

Unlike the J.J. Abrams feature films, Discovery takes place in the prime timeline of the original "Star Trek" series and is set 10 years before Capt. James T. Kirk (William Shatner) voyaged into the unknown. So while there will be familiar characters, the new incarnation will introduce a number of new faces into the "Star Trek" canon.

So before going warp speed with Discovery when it takes off Sept. 24 on CBS, The Hollywood Reporter rounds up a guide to the show's new Starfleet.

You can check out character breakdowns at The Hollywood Reporter.


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