Following her appearance last night on Late Night With Stephen Colbert, this morning Star Trek: Discovery star Sonequa Martin-Green appeared on CBS This Morning. This longer segment featured Martin-Green talking more about the show’s secrecy, diversity, and craftsmanship. The actress also talked more about her character Michael Burnham being raised as Spock’s adopted sister, saying:
I appreciate how courageous this story is and I appreciate how they have woven me into that family, because Spock is an institution…I am 100% human. My parents were killed when I was very young and it happened at a Vulcan outpost, so they took responsibility for me. And I was commissioned to Sarek and Amanda’s care, so I became their surrogate daughter and thereby Spock’s [sister].
And once again Martin-Green brought a new clip from the show. This time we see more of Michael Burnham and Captain Georgiou on an alien planet. And if you watch closely, they show another new clip at the 4:00 minute mark, although with this one the hosts and Martin-Green continue their discussion. You can watch the full segment below.
UPDATE: A closer look at the new clips
Clip 1: Not exactly a circle
The first clip shown gives us more insight into the scene that kicked off the first trailer released in May with U.S.S. Captain Georgiou (Michelle Yeoh) on an alien planet with her first officer, Michael Burnham.
The two discuss what they would do if they were stuck on the planet for 89 years, which seems like a very specific amount of time. Perhaps the planet is only accessible every 89 years? The dialog also reveals a bit more about the nature of these characters.
The pair then come upon their own footprints.
This comment about not exactly a circle is mysterious, so how did they walk? A good guess is Georgiou walked them in a familiar looking pattern, perhaps as a way to signal the U.S.S. Shenzhou. In the trailer from San Diego Comic-Con we saw the ship departing a planet with a Starfleet delta in the sand.
Returning to the clip shown on CBS This Morning, the pair hear and then see the U.S.S. Shenzhou emerging from the clouds with a bit of the classic Star Trek fanfare.
Although it appears the ship is coming in for a landing, we saw in the first trailer that the pair actually call up to the ship for a transporter beam out. It is possible that you have to get very close to your target to get a transporter lock on this alien planet.
Clip 2: Michael goes for a space walk
The second clip is shown over Martin-Green’s discussion with the show hosts, but you can see it reveals more of the segment when Michael Burnham goes on an EVA recon from the U.S.S. Shenzhou. Presumably this is the same recon mission that ends up with her encountering the Torchbearer on the Klingon Obelisk (from the clip shown on Colbert last night).
We get a look at the functionality of the EVA suit’s magnetic boots as it releases Burnham to go on her mission.
We then see how with the bridge of the Shenzhou is under the saucer, what is up for Captain Georgiou is down for Michael Burnham.
Star Trek: Discovery premieres on September 24th on CBS with all subsequent episodes on CBS All Access in the US. In Canada Star Trek: Discovery will premiere on Bell Media’s CTV and the Space Channel on the same night. Netflix will launch Star Trek: Discovery on Monday, September 25 to countries outside of the U.S. and Canada.