Sci-Pulse reporting that Michael Dorn is doing a guest appearance on Discovery

Could this be true? if it is this could be an excellent cameo!

***UPDATED Tuesday 11/04/2017…..

Nope, Michael Dorn is not set to appear on “Star Trek: Discovery,” but there were discussions about it….

On Sunday April 9th, 2017, Star Trek Alumni and veteran actor Michael Dorn, who is perhaps best known for having played Trek’s first Klingon Federation Officer, Lt. Commander Worf, in Star Trek The Next Generation, sat down for an “Inside the Actor’s Studio” type-format with host Jim Helsinger, who is the Artistic Director for Florida’s Orlando Shakespeare Theater.

Dorn is currently playing the lead of Antony in Shakespeare’sAntony and Cleopatra” at the Orlando Shakespeare Theater from March 29 through April 30, 2017. The event was billed as an “Evening with Michal Dorn” in which the actor talked in a very personal and relaxed setting to a full house of about 150 guests, with Orlando Shakes Jim Helsinger asking the well known thespian about his life, Star Trek, flying, his likes and dislikes, along with a host of other interesting topics.

Toward the end of the event, the floor was opened to questions from the audience, with perhaps half of the questions centering around Star Trek, while the other questions further explored the personal side of Dorn’s very interesting and notable career. Chief among the Star Trek related questions however was one which touched upon Dorn’s recent attempts at producing a Star Trek show in which his well known character, Worf, would in fact be the captain of his own ship. While Dorn’s attempts to get this show up and running have to date been uneventful, Dorn did say that Trek fans would in fact get to see him appear as a guest star in the upcoming Star Trek: Discovery, as a Klingon ancestor of Lt. Commander Worf, saying, “. . . the first episodes of the new series center around the Klingons.”

Dorn indicated that the producers from Star Trek: Discovery approached him about a year ago to see if the actor would be interested in guest starring as a descendant of Worf in the new series, which Dorn admitted he thought was a fun idea, which he hopes the fans will enjoy, with the many Trek fans in the audience erupting in gleeful cheers and applause.

As a side note, Dorn also indicated that he was however only paid .065 percent for his work on the show, of what he was earning when he left Star Trek, to which the crowd likewise responded with a unified, reassuring and somewhat humorous, “Aaaaawwww . . .” for the seemingly underpaid Trek actor.

Production on the Discovery began January 24th of this year and is slated to last approximately eight months…...

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Wendy Crewson joins Discovery as Starfleet Admiral

We’re getting word that local actor, Wendy Crewson, has been cast in Discovery to play a Starfleet Admiral.  We’re unsure of her character’s name, her species, or how many episodes she will be in, but this is certainly an interesting casting.

Crewson is a Canadian actor with an extensive list of credits to her name.  Some scifi fans may have seen her in the hit series Ascension.  Crewson’s awards include Canadian Screen Award for Best Performance and multiple Gemini awards for Best Performance.

New Lead Character of Star Trek: Discovery – Sonequa Martin-Green

We Finally have it, the new lead character of Star Trek: Discovery is Sonequa Martin-Green of AMC – Walking Dead aka Sasha.

And she will be playing Number One of the U.S.S. Discovery (Lieutenant Commander), but is she the same Number One from TOS ????

The Return Of Number One

Number One is a little-known yet much-loved character from Star Trek lore. Barrett’s character initially appeared in the unaired Star Trek pilot episode, featuring Christopher Pike as captain, Number One as the first officer, and Spock as the chief science officer. NBC didn’t respond well to either Spock or Number One, and Gene Roddenberry compromised, axing Number One but fighting to keep Spock — a wise choice, as he would become one of the most iconic parts of the franchise. Barrett went on to play Nurse Christine Chapel in The Original Series and Lwaxana Troi in The Next Generation, as well as voicing the Starfleet computer.

Although she was cut from the show, as the first female first officer in Star Trek Number One nonetheless has a certain cult status — and she did briefly appear in The Original Series episode “The Menagerie” as part of a flashback sequence set aboard the USS Enterprise thirteen years previously, which incorporated her scenes from the unaired pilot.

Although it hasn’t been officially been confirmed, we may know whether Discovery’s Number One is the same one from The Original Series, thanks to a crafty hint from The Walking Dead showrunner Scott M. Gimple:

“Sonequa Martin-Green can do anything… She can fulfill the duties of a Lieutenant Commander on a Constitution-class starship whilst battling walkers, Saviors, and whatever gets in Sasha’s way. We’ve had to juggle before. I will certainly juggle for Star Trek any day of the week. Okay, maybe not on Sunday.”

Although this looks like a mere passing comment, Gimple’s statement contains a huge clue about Discovery’s plot because, and here’s the kicker — the USS Discovery is not a Constitution-class starship. But the USS Enterprise is.

“The Menagerie” flashback scenes are set thirteen years before the events of The Original Series — and just three years before Star Trek: Discovery. So it seems likely that the new show will tell the story of what Number One did after she served under Pike on the USS Enterprise, bridging the gap between “The Menagerie” and The Original Series — and making Discovery a neat homage to Roddenberry’s original plan for Star Trek.

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Number One refuses a promotion in ‘Early Voyages’. [Credit: IDW]

 

Michelle Yeoh Reportedly Cast as Captain Han Bo of the U.S.S. Shenzhou in “Star Trek: Discovery”

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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon‘s Michelle Yeoh is heading into the final frontier with Star Trek: Discovery. Sources confirm that the upcoming CBS All Access iteration will see Yeoh playing a Starfleet Captain ( U.S.S Shenzhou ).

Michelle Yeoh is the first revealed cast member on the series, which marks the return of Star Trek to scripted television for the first time since Star Trek Enterprise ended its run in 2005.

Major plot and character details about Star Trek: Discovery have not been revealed. It is known, however, that it will take place about 10 years before the events of the original series, and that the lead character will be a young woman, likely non-white, serving as a lieutenant commander aboard the Federation starship Discovery, known to her crewmates as “Number One.” This raises the possibility that the character is second in command on the ship, as “number one” is the designation given to two previous Trek first officers: Majel Barrett’s character on the original Star Trek pilot “The Cage” and William Riker on Star Trek: The Next Generation.