James Frain Joins The Cast Of CBS’s Star Trek: Discovery
The news comes immediately in the wake of a shocking announcement that comes as a disappointment to Trekkers everywhere. Once again, CBS has decided to delay the debut of the science fiction program without so much as offering a new airdate this time. The reason given for this is that it will give the producers more time to fine tune the show and take advantage of the flexibility of the network’s All Access service, which doesn’t have the same time constraints as traditional television. One can only hope that the final product is well worth the extended delay.
That being said, it’s exciting to know that Sarek will play a role in the series. The role has traditionally been portrayed by Mark Lenard in the original series and movies before Ben Cross took over the role in J.J. Abrams Star Trek reboot. Frain’s take of the character is set to be the Vulcan’s youngest incarnation.
Superherohype is the source of this story and added this about the show’s plot:
Star Trek: Discovery takes place about a decade before the original Star Trek and roughly a hundred years after Earth made first contact with the Klingon species (as depicted in the Star Trek: Enterprise pilot, “Broken Bow”). At this point in Trek history, the Federation and the Klingon Empire should be facing an uneasy cold war.
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