Star Trek: Discovery will be a series of firsts. It is the first series in the franchise where the main character is not the captain, it is the first officer. Lt. Commander Michael Burnham is being played by Sonequa Martian-Green. And as the actor recently revealed, it will also aim to have a grittier take on the long-running franchise.
When Gene Roddenberry created Star Trek in 1966, he tried to show an ideal version of the future. One where humanity had gotten past various prejudices and traveled the galaxy to explore and learn. While it only ran for three seasons, five spinoff series — four live-action and one animated — and …
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