Star Trek: Discovery Finds A Captain

In our last news related to the new Star Trek series Star Trek: Discovery three new Starfleet officers were added to the roster. However, except for Admiral Anderson the other two will be stationed onboard the U.S.S. Shenzhou under Captain Georgiou, played by Michelle Yeoh. The other two officers in the crew are Ensign Connor and the Chief Medical Officer Dr. Nambue. This time around we have two new cast members serving onboard the show’s namesake, U.S.S Discovery.

The Crew of The Discovery

Commanding the U.S.S Discovery as Captain Lorca is no other than Jason Isaacs. Harry Potter fans will know Jason Issacs as the Death Eater Lucious Malfoy and father of Draco Malfoy. He is also known for roles in The Patriot, Dig, Black Hawk Down, and the Grand Inquisitor in Star Wars Rebels.  Jason Isaacs will be the sixth actor to take the helm and Captain’s chair.  The previous five actors are fellow British actor Patrick Stewart, William Shatner, Kate Mulgrew, Avery Brooks, and the captain of Starfleet’s first warp-five starship and Enterprise Scott Bakula. Though Avery Brooks as Captain Benjamin Sisko commanded the space station Deep Space Nine he was still a Starfleet Captain and commanded the U.S.S Defiant. Captain Lorca is to precede the missions of Shatner’s Kirk by a decade.  

If his tweet is any indication, that chair at the end of the production video belongs to the Captain of the Discovery.


Joining our Captain is Mary Wiseman. Her television credits include Longmire, Difficult People, and Baskets. Wiseman is beaming aboard the Discovery as Tilly, a final year Starfleet cadet.

Star Trek in the past featured the Captain as the lead character.  This time Discovery’s lead will be the Captain’s second in command and a Lieutenant Commander.   Our lead Commander for Star Trek: Discovery is the Walking Dead’s Sonequa Martin-Green.

That ends the latest casting news and news from the show’s production.  Stay tuned for more news on the next installment of the Star Trek franchise.  

Taking place a decade before Captain James T. Kirk’s five-year mission Star Trek: Discovery began production at Pinewood Studios in January and will be available on CBS All Access in the US and Netflix in 188 countries worldwide.

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Marion Constante

Marion has been a huge fan of Star Wars since childhood but also enjoys other Sci-fi fandoms. As a Star Wars fan she not only enjoys the movies but also the books, comics, games, and has an ever growing Lego Star Wars collection. Her other favorite Sci-fi fandoms include Star Trek, Doctor Who, Farscape, Dune, and Stargate. She is also a gamer, artist, writer, and Scuba Diver.

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