27 Jun 2017 11:36 AM +00:00 UTC

Star Trek: Discovery Showrunners Give Details on Storyline

Even until now, Star Trek: Discovery hasn't revealed much by way of plot. All we know is that the lead character will be a female, portrayed by Sonequa Martin-Green.

The trailers have already hinted that there will be two starships and captains in the show, which is just as confusing since you aren't yet sure of which ship will be the main focus. Now, in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, showrunners Aaron Harberts and Gretchen J. Berg revealed a little tidbit about how these two starships will be related--and it will be through our lead Starfleet First Officer Burham.

According to the showrunners, Martin-Green is the first human who attended the Vulcan Science Academy. This meant she had interacted with Spock's father while on Vulcan. It also meant that her life was already planned, but the biggest conflict-driver appears to be a decision that she made that landed her where she is.

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"Burnham [has] spent a lot of time on Vulcan, but she's human. Sarek [Spock's father, played by James Frain] plays an important role in her life, which has been completely planned until she makes a very difficult choice that sends her life on a very different path… and Burnham's choice that we're alluding to is most difficult choice you can make--it affects her, affects Starfleet, affects the Federation, it affects the entire universe."

She used to be the First Officer on Starship Shenzhou under Michelle Yeoh's Captain Philippa Georgiou. Following the big choice, Martin-Green's character is now with the Discovery under Captain Lorca, played by Jason Isaacs.

Berg did say that there is a reason why they made Burnham a captain, and that's because the goal was to give a different point of view during the explorations.

I'm very much interested to see what that big decision Burham had to make was. And considering how grave it could be for her to transfer starships and influence even the Federation without being a captain does seem like pretty serious thing.

Star Trek: Discovery will be out on CBS first on Sept. 24. It will then transfer to CBS All Access and Netflix afterwards.

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