‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Update: Watch Shenzhou Bridge Being Built Plus Sonequa Martin-Green Talks Burnham

We are now just 13 days away from Star Trek: Discovery and the pace of new bits to share is increasing. Today we have a time-lapse video of the Shenzou set and Sonequa Martin-Green talking about her character Michael Burnham’s arc. There is also a fun fan video from Netflix Spain and more. 

Shenzhou bridge set time-lapse

The official Star Trek YouTube account released a time-lapse video of the building of the USS Shenzhou bridge set. As we reported from FanExpo, the set had to be built off the floor due to how the bridge is on the underside of the ship.

One of the cool reveals is the dedication plaque for the USS Shenzhou showing it is a Walker Class ship that was built at the San Francisco Fleet Yards.

Sonequa Martin-Green on Burnham’s desire to be captain

New interview with the official Star Trek site actress Sonequa Martin-Green talks about the character arc for Michael Burham:

Well, it is quite a journey, and I think that part of what is going to allow for more engagement than shows in the past is that you are entering this world through the eyes of a first officer who has this aspiration to be greater, and to be more, and to be captain, of course. And so, you get to see me on that journey, but you get to see all of the pitfalls, and you get to see the turmoil, and you get to see the failures. You get to see the mistakes. You get to see the triumphs. I think that it is an incredible journey, and I think the writing is truly courageous in that way. It certainly knocks me off my feet quite often, seeing how far we go! I think it’s going to be something to see. So, the journey never ends, you know? It continues on, and I think it’s going to be quite exhilarating.

The actress also talks about the character’s Vulcan upbringing:

The idea of how Vulcan I am versus how human I am is one facet we’re exploring. Because there is this dichotomy of Vulcan indoctrination versus human emotion and human DNA, versus Starfleet ideology. And so, it’s really about all of these things, all of these tenets of my being, and how they are relating to each other, and how they’re opposing each other, right? So, I was born into a human family, and a human life, and then was sort of forced into Vulcan culture. So, there’s the acculturation that has happened, and there was certainly the assimilation that I fought to achieve. And then you have Starfleet. And so almost, I feel as if Starfleet has provided a bridge for me between my humanity and my Vulcan upbringing.

Michael Burnham has her eye on the captain’s chair

Discovery visits Ceti Alpha V

Yesterday was the first night of 35th anniversary screenings of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, and Discovery co-executive producer Ted Sullivan shared a photo of how he and some writers and cast took an away mission to see it. 

Singing Star Trek in Spain

The official Netflix Spain twitter account shared this fun video of fans singing the theme of the original Star Trek as part of their promotion for the Netflix premiere of Discovery.

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.



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