Star Trek: Discovery's captain has a feeling he can still win fans over, despite his recent controversial comments.
Jason Isaacs, who will be playing Captain Gabriel Lorca in Discovery, recently issued a rather colorful challenge to fans skeptical about the upcoming CBS All Access series. After Isaacs was interpreted to be 'looking forward' to fans getting upset about Discovery, he dared naysayers to see if they are ultimately able to stay away from the series.
That said, for the few idiots offended enough to tell me— Jason Isaacs (@jasonsfolly) August 16, 2017
1) to go fuck myself and
2) they'll never watch
1) I'm my top choice
2) I dare you
Isaacs raised the eyebrows of many Trek fans last week, when he gave the following quote to the New York Daily News.
"I don’t mean to sound irreverent when I say I don’t care about the die-hard Trek fans." Isaacs revealed. "I only 'don’t care' about them in the sense that I know they’re all going to watch anyway. I look forward to having the fun of them being outraged, so they can sit up all night and talk about it with each other."
The article featuring Isaacs' comments caught quite a bit of attention online - particularly from Star Trek icon William Shatner.
Isaacs then took to Twitter to clarify his intentions, before adding the 'dare' to Discovery skeptics. He added that he isn't trying to deface the legacy of previous Star Trek captains, despite how the New York Daily News interpreted his comments.
Fun facts— Jason Isaacs (@jasonsfolly) August 16, 2017
?Yours are unfillable boots: I'm going barefoot.
?Never mentioned legacies
?Said I didn't care about ATTRACTING the diehard fans
Fans will just have to see if Discovery is worth all of the hype - as well as the controversy surrounding Isaac's comments - when the series premieres on September 24th.
Set 10 years prior to the five-year mission of the Enterprise in Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: Discovery follows the adventures of Starfleet on their missions to discover new worlds and new lifeforms, and one Starfleet officer who must learn that to truly understand all things alien, you must first understand yourself. The series will feature a new ship, new characters, and new missions while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers.