For a show that recently touted that its first season will be all about “The Klingon War” (whatever the heck that is, in canon-speak), the latest promo video for ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ wants you to know that they actually “come in peace.”
Take a peek at the new video below, courtesy of Star Trek & CBS’s social media accounts:
“We come from a tradition of tolerance, freedom, and justice; from a legacy of fearless exploration, of allies who respect each other’s differences, honor, and civilizations. We come on a mission to understand our world and ourselves better. We come in peace.”
Those who have been keeping up with the development of ‘Discovery’ as it warps towards its televised premiere next month may remember that it was recently revealed that Lieutenant Commander Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) seems to be responsible, whether directly or indirectly, for instigating much of the Klingon War. As ‘Discovery’ Executive Producer Alex Kurtzman said about Burnham in an interview:
“She is fascinated and fixated on alien races; particularly the Klingons, for reasons that we’ll come to understand are very personal for her. Given the fact that we’re at war with the Klingons in the show, she’s going to have a lot to say and do about it. …the results of the war are going to allow for a lot of new storytelling that will be the result of everything that happens and the people that are left behind; the casualties, the things that have grown in Starfleet as a result of the war. That’s what we’ll inherit in the second season.”
For all its tribulations in getting to the small screen, fans don’t have much longer to wait until they can see for themselves what the newest iteration of the franchise brings to the table.
‘Star Trek: Discovery’ will premiere on September 24th, 2017 on CBS.