For any who have worried about how ‘Star Trek: Discovery‘ has been doing in the weeks since they lost Bryan Fuller as showrunner, it does indeed seem that things are still moving along. It is being assumed that Gretchen Berg and Aaron Halberts will now take on the role of show runners in his absence, working off the scripts he already wrote and the season outline he had already laid out to get the ball moving. And in even better news, it seems we finally have a piece of casting news to report, though it comes without an official announcement from CBS, but still comes from a very good source, who we know is somewhat involved with the project.
According to a recent interview Nicholas Meyer had with Coming Soon while discussing his 1979 classic science fiction film ‘Time After Time,’ when the topic of ‘Star Trek Discovery’ came up, he stated:
“I know Michelle Yeoh is in it.”
Yep, the star of ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’ is going to be in the new series, and most are hoping that she has been tapped to be the main female character, the Lieutenant Commander we had heard about in recent months whose only name we had heard so far is “Number One.” Could this hint at a captain capable of some bad-ass martial arts, allowing the show to utilize its online format away from the FCC to get some real violence in? Doubtful, but it would be cool. Of course, this could all turn out to be untrue, or she could have a much smaller role, but it is exciting nonetheless to hear SOMETHING out of the show, which many were starting to lose faith in with all the shake ups, and the recent nonsense spouted by CBS Interactive CEO Jim Lezone when he spoke to Recode and talked about how ‘Star Trek’ couldn’t “survive on TV.”
Do you think ‘Star Trek Discover’ is back on track? Do you think with everything that has happened it still has a chance, even with it still airing exclusively on CBS All Access? Share your thoughts on the matter in the comments below!
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