Spoiler-Free First Impressions from ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Premiere

Doug Jones and Michelle Yeoh at premiere of Star Trek Discovery

Star Trek Royalty Descends on Hollywood

The stars where shining brighter than usual last night in LA. It was the two-part world premiere of Star Trek Discovery and NCC-1031.COM was there for the unveiling of the new series.

A plethora of Star Trek cast made appearances at the premiere, which was hosted at ArcLight Hollywood. Present were Nichelle Nichols and William Shatner from The Original Series and Gates McFadden (who through me the sweetest wave) and Jonathan Frakes from The Next Generation. Deep Space Nine beamed down Aaron Eisenberg, Nana Visitor, Nicole DeBoer, and Rene Auberjenois. Linda Park from Enterprise was there, as were Anthony Montgomery and John Billingsley. In fact there were so many veteran Star Trek cast, it’s likely this writer has missed some.

Then there was the Discovery cast of Mary Chieffo, Kenneth Mitchel, Wilson Cruz, Sam Varthelemeos, James Frain, Anthony Rapp, Michelle Yeoh, Rainn Wilson, Doug Jones, Shazad Latif, Mary Wiseman, Jason Isaacs, Emily Coutts, and of course series-lead Sonequa Martin-Green.

The World of Discovery

Our first impression of Star Trek Discovery was how epic and large it is. It dwarfs all the previous shows in scale and is certainly a product of this era. We’ve been told by showrunners about the significant time and effort that went into world building in preparation for the show. Discovery goes into a level of detail not seen before in any Star Trek tv show. But it’s not just the world-building – it’s also the sets, props, visual effects, even the scale of story and attention to detail.

Unfortunately, until the show airs, that’s all we can really say. So for now, we’ll simply describe it as “epic”, and “ambitious” and let Star Trek fans make up their own minds next week.



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About Cassius Adams

Cassius Adams is the creator of ncc-1031.com and is a content contributor. He has been a Star Trek fan for nearly three decades. Cassius discovered his passion for the franchise early into TNG's run, and nourished that passion throughout DS9, Voyager, Enterprise, and the movies. Cassius can be reached by emailing cass@ncc-1031.com or you can follow him on Twitter at @supercass

  • Roger McCoy

    I know you aren’t allowed to say much, but were you able to make sense of the TV-MA rating? Without getting into specific spoilers, was there any content that would be considered “mature” in the first two episodes?