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Michelle Yeoh confirmed as Star Trek: Discovery’s first cast member

November 24th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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CBS All Access’ Star Trek: Discovery has confirmed its first cast member and it’s one of our favourite actresses.

Ctouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon star Michelle Yeoh has been confirmed by Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country director, Nicholas Meyer who is acting as consulting producer on the show.

Now, we’ve known for a while that the show’s lead would be a female Lieutenant Commander (here) and while we suspect this may well be Yeoh’s role, we can’t confirm it.

“I know Michelle Yeoh is in it,” Said Meyer.

Not a lot of info, but exciting nonetheless.

Due to start in May 2017 on the CBS Television Network, all episodes will be available in the U.S. exclusively on CBS All Access and then will be available globally within 24 hours, presented on Netflix in 188 countries and Bell Media platforms in Canada.

Source: Comingsoon

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….