One of the main points driving Star Trek Discovery’s hype is how lead character’s Michael Burnham’s existence came to be. It was revealed that Burnham is actually Spock’s adopted sister, which caused a bit of confusion for fans, but we now know where that relationship stems from.
James Frain, the actor who portrays Sarek, Burnham’s adoptive father, discussed how his character came to take care of Michael in an interview with SFX.
“…we see Sarek as a younger man, and we discover that he has been made responsible for Michael’s upbringing – her parents were killed while being hosted at the Vulcan Academy when there was a Klingon attack. So we feel responsible for her, take her in, and I raise her in my family as a Vulcan.”
It’ll be interesting to see how Michael finds a balance between being a human at heart, but being raised as a Vulcan through her adoptive parents. The first human to attend the Vulcan Learning Center, Burnham is definitely going to be following the Vulcan-lifestyle.
Star Trek: Discovery will follow the voyages of Starfleet on their missions to discover new worlds and new life forms, and one Starfleet officer who must learn that to truly understand all things alien, you must first understand yourself.
Star Trek: Discovery will get a two-part premiere on CBS on September 24, 2017, while all other episodes will be released through CBS All Access over subsequent weeks, concluding in early 2018. The show’s cast includes Sonequa Martin-Green, Terry Serpico, Maulik Pancholy, Sam Vartholomeos, James Frain, Doug Jones, Michelle Yeoh, Anthony Rapp, Chris Obi, Shazad Latif, Mary Chieffo, Jason Isaacs, Mary Wiseman, Rainn Wilson, Kenneth Mitchell, Rekha Sharma, Damon Runyan, Clare McConnell, and Wilson Cruz.
5 Millarworld Projects Netflix Should Develop First
With news breaking that Neflix has purchased Millarworld, comic book fans have a lot of new digital content to look forward to. Mark Millar, the man whose work on The Ultimates inspired the on-screen depiction of the Avengers, has a huge cabal of books that explore distinct aspects of comic book archetypes. Not only will Netflix create content based off of the Millarworld catalog, but they will continue to publish new comic series as well.
Unfortunately, Kick-Ass and Kingsman, the two most successful franchises in Millarworld, are not part of the deal. While fans of the movies may be unhappy, I think every Millarworld project on this list has huge potential to capture the hearts of fans around the world. Millar’s unique mix of action, satire and heart distinguish his stories from everything else on the shelves, and I’m beyond excited to see what Neflix can whip up. Some of his books can work as movies, but some will work better as mature television programs, so I’m happy that Millarworld teamed up with Netflix instead of a traditional media company like Lionsgate or Sony.
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