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Sonequa Martin-Green talks being Star Trek: Discovery’s Number One

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Fire at Will! A joke that every Trekkie has used to the point of nausea. Well shouting fire at ‘Rainsford’ doesn’t have the same ring. Sonequa Martin-Green, most notable for her appearance on The Walking Dead, will take on the role of Number One, a character that is actually the focus of the new show, Star Trek: Discovery. Up until now the focus has usually been on Captain (the best being Picard, come at me internet!) so this dynamic shift should be interesting. A few days ago on Star Trek: Discovery’s twitter account a welcome message was posted for the actress:

“From walkers to Klingons, Star Trek: Discovery is pleased to officially welcome @SonequaMG as First Officer Michael Burnham

Well that’s nice! Talking to the Hollywood Reporter Martin-Green said:

Being the first officer on the ship is going to be a wild ride, because we haven’t seen that happen before in the Star Trek canon; we haven’t seen the story be told from the perspective of the first officer rather than the captain. It’s going to open up so much potential for new storylines, because not being the captain automatically gives you a different perspective. It’s going to be a wild ride and everybody on board — in front of the camera and behind — I’ve been floored by the performances… I’m astounded by the people we’ve got assembled on Star Trek. I’m really excited

I don’t watch the Walking Dead, finding the second season so painfully boring I gave up and never returned, so I have to admit I am not familiar with Martin-Green’s acting chops. However, I am familiar with Jason Isaacs who will be playing Lorca, the new Captain, and he is great.

The hype is slowly wearing my black heart down and I am really getting excited about this. You can expect new stories from the Alpha Quadrant in late Summer, early Fall and will be aired on CBS All Access in America, and Netflix for the rest of us.

Last Updated: April 5, 2017

21 Comments

  1. “Fire at Will! A joke that every Trekkie has used to the point of nausea.”

    http://i.imgur.com/HChT09R.gif

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    • RinceThis

      April 5, 2017 at 11:48

      BWAHAHAHAH! fuck that is scary. Also, what ep is that?!

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      • Jim of the Banana

        April 5, 2017 at 11:54

        The one where Riker unhooks his jaw and swallows Wil Wheaton whole….

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        • RinceThis

          April 5, 2017 at 11:55

          BWAHAHA!

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        • Captain JJ

          April 5, 2017 at 16:25

          Riker would never do that, he’s a big ol’ teddy

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        April 5, 2017 at 13:20

        Apparently one with a horror-deck.

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        • Captain JJ

          April 5, 2017 at 16:25

          I didn’t want to upvote this… but damn you deserve it.

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    • Captain JJ

      April 5, 2017 at 15:48

      I’ve honestly not heard of that XD

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        April 5, 2017 at 16:05

        Me neither. I think he’s making it up, the scamp.

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  2. Jim of the Banana

    April 5, 2017 at 11:53

    Sonequa Martin-Green <3

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  3. Sock-puppet

    April 5, 2017 at 12:39

    So do you announce that as the male Michael or the femail Michelle just spelled very oddly? This is a very confusing turn of events.

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    • Jim of the Banana

      April 5, 2017 at 13:50

      I thought it was Michaela…. 😮 lol, yeah how do you pronounce Michael as a female name? Mi-chaelle? Mic-ha-el? Brianna Wu? John Walker Wu?

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  4. Original Heretic

    April 5, 2017 at 13:10

    I feel like channeling Rob Zombie, I’m so excited for this series, yeeAH!
    Every sentence has to end with yeAH!

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  5. Captain JJ

    April 5, 2017 at 15:48

    Bring the hyyype

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  6. Captain JJ

    April 5, 2017 at 16:23

    The best being Picard? WHAT. Wait…

    http://i.imgur.com/FOwZ77O.mp4

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