The first new Star Trek TV series in 12 years opened with a shocking plot twist as the new show’s hero, First Officer Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green), became the first Starfleet officer in history to commit mutiny.
After accidentally killing a Klingon while investigating a mysterious anomaly, Burnham became convinced the enemy ships were going to destroy her vessel, the USS Shenzhou. So Burham took out her beloved Captain Philippa Georgiou (Michelle Yeoh) — via Vulcan nerve pinch! — and attempted to order her crew to open fire on a Klingon ship (like a Star Trek version of “Han shot first). Except Georgiou recovered just in time to override her order and put her First Officer under arrest.
i finally got around to watching the first episode of Star Trek: Discovery yesterday, and i have to say… i thought it was actually pretty damn awesome, and a lot better than i guess i was expecting… loved the opening intro, too — though i’m still not super jazzed about the music, but whatever.
still not paying for the CBS app to watch it, though.