Discovery's Captain

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by Bry_Sinclair, Aug 17, 2016.

  1. Serveaux

    Serveaux Tasteless and unnecessary Premium Member

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    Fuller has said that since the captain has not been cast, they don't know the character's gender, because that's "not how [Fuller] writes characters."

    So, given that if the character had already been established rather than created new they would know his/her gender, that leaves Garth et al out entirely.

    Fuller also says he doesn't know the "Axanar story."
     
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  2. Jedi Marso

    Jedi Marso Commodore Commodore

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    Well, if the captain is indeed Garth of Izar as many are predicting, it makes sense for the lead to be a department head so as to foment the eventual mutiny that ousts him. Maybe she'll be captain come S2 or 3.
     
  3. Bry_Sinclair

    Bry_Sinclair Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I'm hoping for someone original, not Garth--though him as a guest character would be interesting, see what the hype was about.
     
  4. Procutus

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    I too, am a big fan of Plummer and the big question here is if in fact, they really do go with the idea of Chang being the Klingon captain, who do they cast who could fill Plummer's shoes and do justice to the character? While recasting an older character with someone playing their younger selves is nothing new, I don't know if I want to see it done here. If they can find the right actor, then I'm all for it.
     
  5. LocutusCrusher

    LocutusCrusher Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Michael Fassbender.

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  6. Thefallguy

    Thefallguy Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    He WOULD be a great fit, but as he is mainly doing motion pictures, I'd think his salary is out of league for a role as a series regular.
     
  7. Terok Nor

    Terok Nor Commodore Commodore

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    Lt. Arex for captain...
     
  8. OpenMaw

    OpenMaw Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Oh my God. That is insane. Spitting image. And ...Fassbender as a Klingon? FFFFFF...! I want me some of that!
     
  9. starburst

    starburst Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    That would be pretty cool, maybe a little small universe but no worse than them featuring Pike and the Enterprise at any point. What might be interesting is if he is ever on any sort of friendly terms with the Discovery and someone introduces him to Hamlet etc.
    If it were only about looks I would say a Sound of Music reboot is on the cards.
     
  10. Lord Garth

    Lord Garth Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I'm of the opinion that the main character will be Number One from "The Cage" and the Captain will be a minority woman.
     
  11. Seven of Five

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    Have they given us a date for when casting will be announced? I think I heard filming is beginning in September so we can't be that far off.
     
  12. OpenMaw

    OpenMaw Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    From what was said with this last infodump we won't get anything more until October.
     
  13. SPCTRE

    SPCTRE Badass Admiral

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    the captain could be all kinds of cool things
    • Artificial Intelligence (toaster?)
    • Horta
    • 2-dimensional lifeform (awkwaaaaard!)
    • a puddle of black goo
    • etc
     
  14. Brolan

    Brolan Commodore Commodore

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    If the Klingon captain rumors are true then if you put that together with the design of the ship, it points to something in Klingon space. Perhaps the Klingon captain is like the bus driver while the Federation "team" is in charge of the main expedition, whatever that may be. This sets up a situation where there could be conflicts between the captain and the Feds. Hopefully this wouldn't be tiring.
     
  15. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I'd love it if the captain was Garth of Izar.

    Especially if Nathan Fillion plays him. Just to mess with Browncoats' heads. :lol:
     
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  16. Shalashaska

    Shalashaska Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    What do you mean? We ought to know the cast before they start shooting next month.
     
  17. Kevin Wolff

    Kevin Wolff Captain Captain

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    Yeah, I think October is when we can expect to see some production imagery and maybe a new teaser. They can't hide the casting and that's coming very soon. Fingers crossed for Nathan Fillion as Captain Garth. Lee Pace runner-up.
     
  18. Kevin Wolff

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    Oo, I like that. I do believe we'll see Number One again at some point since she's the next logical Spock/Data iteration, but not as DSC crew in the first season.
     
  19. USS Triumphant

    USS Triumphant Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Not really a winning strategy there, though, is it? "Hello. I don't believe in you, and I won't be following any of your rules unless I do so accidentally because it coincides with what *I* decide to do. Can I have a cookie?" No, Bry. No cookie for you.

    (I've done the same thing, though. ;) )
    Right. Because humans *never* try to blow one another up. :p

    But it definitely wouldn't be Star Trek.
    I'm fine with any of these except the Horta (CANON VIOLATION) and etc. Etc just covers way too much for me to just agree. ;) It would be interesting if the captain was somehow "etc" as a concept, though - this week it's male and Andorian, next week it's female and Deltan, next week - something else, and so on, but it always has the same name and everybody acts like this is expected with no explanation. (At least, not for a while.)
     
  20. The Wormhole

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    Bryan Fuller said he's not revealing anything else to the public until October.