Newswire: Star Trek: Discovery reveals its deep ties to the original series

Star Trek: Discovery docked at San Diego Comic-Con today, where the cast and executive producers revealed both the CBS All Access show’s ties to the original series, as well as how it will break new boundaries. The biggest news to come out of this afternoon’s panel concerns the lead character, Michael Burnham, played by The Walking Dead alum Sonequa Martin-Green. We knew that the First Officer grew up under Sarek’s (James Frain) tutelage, but their relationship goes beyond mere mentoring—Sarek and his human wife Amanda adopted Burnham after she lost both her parents. This of course means she’s Spock’s adopted sister, who will also reportedly play a part in his joining Starfleet (remember, Discovery takes place 10 years before The Original Series).

.@SonequaMG reveals that her character was raised on Vulcan by her surrogate father, Sarek, and human mother, Amanda. #SDCC2017

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