New project: Star Trek: Discovery (CBS)

Jason plays Captain Lorca in this new Star Trek series, premiering on September 24. 2017.

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Re: New project: Star Trek: Discovery (CBS)

Post by Helen8 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:39 am

"Lorca" sounds Hispanic to me. Jason is fluent in Spanish, so maybe he'll use that accent. Just conjecture.

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Re: New project: Star Trek: Discovery (CBS)

Post by Marie » Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:07 pm

I'm hoping he does a "neutral" accent like he did for the smartest man on the planet (Armageddon) - I don't want to hear my husband complaining that he can't understand him (like he did for Case Histories). I didn't have any problem understanding him but I do want Discovery to be hugely (ugh a Trumpism slipped in - sorry) successful!

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Re: New project: Star Trek: Discovery (CBS)

Post by Helen8 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:09 pm

ugh a Trumpism slipped in - sorry

Go to your room, Missy! :finger:

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Re: New project: Star Trek: Discovery (CBS)

Post by thunder » Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:43 pm

It's going to be on Netflix for the rest of us (not US or Canada), Servalan. It's already on there, but no release date yet. Hope we don't have to wait too long. :D

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Re: New project: Star Trek: Discovery (CBS)

Post by servalan » Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:29 pm

Thanks, Thunder.

I think I'll wait until it starts, and then get my free Netflix month!

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Re: New project: Star Trek: Discovery (CBS)

Post by thunder » Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:33 am

Good plan ;-)

I found this picture of the cast (in a restaurant) on Twitter (@startrekeire):
https://twitter.com/startrekeire/status ... 7026100224

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Re: New project: Star Trek: Discovery (CBS)

Post by Helen8 » Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:03 am

Ahh. James Frain (second from front right). And we have our villain. (At least that's what he usually plays.)

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Re: New project: Star Trek: Discovery (CBS)

Post by Marie » Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:33 pm

I know it is not a high res picture but is Jason sporting some facial hair?

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Re: New project: Star Trek: Discovery (CBS)

Post by thunder » Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:37 am

Looks like facial hair to me.

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Re: New project: Star Trek: Discovery (CBS)

Post by Chari910 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:06 am

James Frain plays a Vulcan, Sarek (Spock's father).
ST Discovery timeline is a decade before the original so I'm not getting the casting. Unless Vulcans don't age, Spock's father should be a lot older in this series. :huh

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Re: New project: Star Trek: Discovery (CBS)

Post by servalan » Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:20 am

Vulcans don't age like humans. That's why Spock was able to appear in TNG, and so was his father Sarek, who had an illness associated with Vulcan old age.

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Re: New project: Star Trek: Discovery (CBS)

Post by Marie » Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:19 am

servalan is correct - 10 years is nothing to a Vulcan.

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Re: New project: Star Trek: Discovery (CBS)

Post by fruitbat » Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:25 pm

Can anyone provide a timeline for all the Treks, including Enterprise, and Voyager? (Too lazy to google and it's more fun to discuss with you guys.)

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Re: New project: Star Trek: Discovery (CBS)

Post by servalan » Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:45 am

Without looking anything up:

Star Trek the Next Generation is later than the original series (TOS).
Voyager and Deep Space Nine are both set around the same time as TNG. Staff from TNG go to DS9 to work (first O'Brien, then later Worf) so the stories are slightly later than TNG.
Voyager is mostly set in a far part of space that Starfleet can't reach, so there is not much crossover of characters with TNG, but one or two do appear when communication is re-established with Starfleet e.g. Picard and Barclay.
Enterprise was made after all these, but is set before TOS. However the look of it is much too slick for it realistically to feel as if it is pre TOS. There is no sign of the 1960s type fashions that characterised TOS, which started in 1966.

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Re: New project: Star Trek: Discovery (CBS)

Post by fruitbat » Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:29 pm

Thanks, Servalen. Was Deep Space 9 about the wormhole?

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