Ten years before Kirk, Spock, and the Enterprise, the USS Discovery discovers new worlds and lifeforms as one Starfleet officer learns to understand all things alien.
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The main character's first name, "Michael", is an unusual name for women. The name was suggested by former showrunner Bryan Fuller
, who has a tradition of nontraditional names in his previous series (notably Pushing Daisies
(2007) and Wonderfalls
(2004)). According to producer Aaron Harberts
, the name is also an homage to female columnist Michael Sneed and to Michael Steele
of the Bangles. Another actress with the first name of Michael is Michael Learned
, who is well-known from the long-running series, The Waltons
(1971). See more
Despite being a prequel, set 10 years before the original Star Trek and more than a century before The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine and Voyager, the Discovery is far more advanced than any of the ships from those series (spore drive, holographic displays, automated self-covering spacesuits, etc.). The first Starfleet ship that was seen using holographic communications (as opposed to a standard viewscreen) was the Defiant in Deep Space Nine, set approximately 120 years after Discovery. See more
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