During a question-and-answer session at ComicCon in 2016, then-showrunner Bryan Fuller said that the inspirations for centering the show around a female lead and a character of color were the actress Nichelle Nichols (who played Lieutenant Uhura, the only black character and the only woman in the main cast of the original series) and the astronaut Mae Jemison, the first African American woman in space. Sonequa Martin-Green, the actress who was eventually cast as this character (then said to be called Lieutenant Commander Rainsford) is the first black actress to be the lead in a Star Trek series. Martin-Green also has in common with Mae Jemison that both women were born in Alabama: Jemison in Decatur and Martin-Green in Russelville. See more »
The insignia on the uniforms in this series are known as the "delta" emblems classic to the USS Enterprise crew in the Prime timeline. In cannon, that insignia was devoted ONLY to those serving on the Enterprise until it became the fleet wide insignia after Kirk's historic five year mission. The Original Series episode Court Martial shows non-Enterprise crew wearing the Delta emblem. It was not until The Motion Picture, a decade later, that the emblem was 'retconned' into represented all of Starfleet - but it is false to say that it was canonical to only the USS Enterprise, when that was never a formal decision. See more »
A couple of intro interviews describe the show as a 15 hour movie. I'm definitely not interested in that type of television. They tried it with the 3rd season of Star Trek Enterprise and it resulted in the show being cancelled -- which was a shame since the 4th season was quite good.
I just finished the opening episode and it looks like it's going to be that type of crap. Very, very disappointed.
They made a bad choice. I won't be watching the rest.
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