CBS is ready to show off "Star Trek: Discovery" at last.
The network gave Trekkies what they've been waiting for Wednesday: the first official trailer for the upcoming series. The preview places the latest addition to the long-standing franchise in context, bringing us back to 10 years before Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock explored the galaxy aboard the Enterprise. As such, we meet several new characters, including budding leader Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) and her apparent mentor, Captain Philippa Georgiou (Michelle Yeoh).
In addition to making introductions, the trailer shows off many elements of the series Trekkies will appreciate. There are Klingons, Vulcans, dangerous-looking missions, and cutting-edge technology that looks suspiciously like a flip phone.
The series has a grand tradition to live up to. The original "Star Trek" premiered in 1966 and has spawned numerous shows, films, books, and more in the years since. We'll see how "Star Trek: Discovery" compares when it premieres this fall.
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