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Michelle Yeoh Added To The Cast of Star Trek: Discovery

Tomorrow Never Dies actress Michelle Yeoh has become the first name to emerge in connection to CBS’s upcoming Star Trek: Discovery.

It is also reported that while Yeoh’s character Han Bo is indeed a Starfleet captain, she is not captain of the Discovery itself. Instead, she will command a separate vessel, the Shenzhou, in the program:

Major plot and character details about Star Trek: Discovery have not been revealed. It is known, however, that it will take place about 10 years before the events of the original series, and that the lead character will be a young woman, likely non-white, serving as a lieutenant commander aboard the Federation starship Discovery, known to her crewmates as “Number One.” This raises the possibility that the character is second in command on the ship, as “number one” is the designation given to two previous Trek first officers: Majel Barrett’s character on the original Star Trek pilot “The Cage” and William Riker on Star Trek: The Next Generation.

This will be the first Star Trek series where the main character is not the commanding officer, though not all main characters have been full captains; the Avery Brooks-portrayed Benjamin Sisko on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine started with the rank of commander before being promoted to Captain in Season 3.

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