Star Trek: Discovery will arrive on the small screen later this month - and according to one of its stars, it couldn't be coming at a better time.
Sonequa Martin-Green, who will star in the series as First Officer Michael Burnham, recently addressed the series' impact during a panel at Fan Expo Canada. As she explained, bringing the hopeful legacy of Star Trek into this current day and age will hopefully have a positive effect.
"Coming into this legacy," Martin-Green revealed, "joining the Star Trek family and the history and the magnitude of it. Being able to be a part of what I like to call 'the solution' to today’s problems, I mean, there are lots of solutions but being one of them is a big deal."
Martin-Green hasn't been shy about the impact that she and the rest of the cast hope Discovery will have. Martin-Green's costar, Jason Isaacs, recently revealed he took the job as a way to process the current political and social climate.
"The world is complicated and horrible." Isaacs explained. "And I don’t know how to explain to my children the insanity of the people who are in charge of it at the moment. I thought it was a good story to tell — and something I would be happy to watch — about presenting a vision of the world that’s full of drama but also full of resolution and unity."
While Discovery is expected to polarize some fans, many Trekkies are already eagerly anticipating the series and its unique sensibility. They'll be able to see if the wait is worth it when Star Trek: Discovery will debut on September 24th.