‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Update: Jason Isaacs Says Lorca Was Created By War + Doug Jones Talks Uniform Canon

Star Trek: Discovery is on hiatus for another month, but the show is still making some news. We have gathered the latest bits from around the web to keep you up to speed.

Isaacs talks Lorca’s war

CBS has released another new character video, this time with Jason Isaacs talking about Captain Lorca.

Here is what Isaacs had to say:

This whole story takes place in a time of war and people reveal themselves under that kind of duress….They reveal the best and worst sides of themselves. I think it is no surprise to see how well Lorca handles war. He has been around it for a long time and he has been damaged and created by it. I think it says a lot about his personality and his devotion to his crew although he doesn’t show it. He is not sentimental; that he decided not to have his eyes replaced or repaired after burning them watching his crew explode. He wants a physical reminder all the time to make the right decision and to not let that happen again…We find out that he lost his entire crew and I am sure in his mind he could have made different decisions to save him. You understand where his ferocity comes from.

Jones: No clues in the uniforms

Speaking to actor Doug Jones, Den of Geek posited that there may be clues that Discovery is set in a different universe due to differences in the show’s uniforms. However, Jones repeated what producers have said, that the show is set in the prime timeline, and the Starfleet uniforms are different because it isn’t the 1960s anymore:

Every Star Trek series, no matter where they fall in the overall timeline, they all look different. All the uniforms look different. In some ways the Klingons even look different in some way. So I think when you’re doing a show that’s set 10 years before the original series and yet the original series was on TV in the 60’s and ours in on TV in 2017, well, you have to appeal to a modern audience…I think there are enough accents and there is enough adherence to canon to satisfy the 1960s-lovers as well.

Sometimes a uniform is just a uniform

Twilight Zone producers officially announced

Last month CBS CEO announced that All Access would be rebooting the classic sci-fi anthology series The Twilight Zone, but gave no other details. Today CBS officially confirmed the show will be produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Simon Kinberg’s Genre Films. Jordan Peele (Get Out, Key & Peele), Simon Kinberg (X-Men franchise and Star Wars: Rebels) and Marco Ramirez (The Defenders) will serve as executive producers for the series and collaborate on the premiere episode.

In a statement CBS All Access Executive Vice President, Original Content Julie McNamara said:

“The original ‘The Twilight Zone’ bridged science-fiction, horror and fantasy together to explore human nature and provide social commentary in a way that audiences had never seen before,” said Under the auspices of Jordan Peele, Simon Kinberg and Marco Ramirez, and with the creative freedom that the CBS All Access platform affords, this is an incredible opportunity to bring today’s audiences a modern reimagining of this iconic series.”

No release date was given. The Twilight Zone joins other upcoming genre dramas coming to All Access including Strange Angel from Ridley Scott and the just announced dark fairytale Tell Me a Story. And of course CBS has a second season of Star Trek: Discovery on the roster as well.

More Disco Bits

Here are a few links about Discovery for this week:

Den of Geek: How Star Trek: Discovery is inspired by Star Trek VI

KCAL: CBS Stars (including ‘Discovery’) bring the holiday Cheer to Children’s Hospital LA.


Star Trek: Discovery is available on CBS All Access on in the US and airs in Canada on the Space Channel. It is available on Netflix outside the USA and Canada.

Keep up with all the Star Trek: Discovery news at TrekMovie.

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