CBS just revealed the first trailer for Star Trek: Discovery and it is definitely worth the watch, especially if you’re MALAYSIAN. Why? Because Michelle Yeoh is in it!

Okay, first I have to highlight two things:

  1. Is it just me or is Michelle Yeoh suddenly appearing in a whole bunch of cool shiz? First Guardians of the Galaxy and now Star Trek?
  2. For a 54-year-old, she is still smoking HOT.

Michelle Yeoh is perhaps the most popular Malaysian actor in the world, starring in films like James Bond’s Tomorrow Never Dies – unlike most Bond girls, she actually does incredible stuff OUTSIDE the bedroom – and also The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. But Star Trek is a completely different beast altogether.

There is something very interesting about her role in Star Trek: Discovery. She’s playing the role of Captain Georgiou and is featured very heavily in the trailer. The rest of the characters clearly look up to her, but she’s listed somewhere at the bottom of the IMDb cast page. So she’s most likely not one of the main characters, but this isn’t a cameo role either. So, why is she featured so heavily in the trailer? Could it be because they’re gonna pull a Ned Stark on us? Now, wouldn’t that be something?

This is the first glimpse of the upcoming TV series, besides the initial ship reveal last year at San Diego Comic-Con. As the trailer indicates, this series is set before the era of Kirk, Spock and The Enterprise. It’s important to note that Star Trek: Discovery will not be set in the same timeline as the current feature films, but rather the original 60s TV Series. Judging by the trailer, it looks to be every Star Trek geek’s wet dream.

We have a few more months to speculate before the series airs. For now, check out the trailer below.

Star Trek: Discovery will have 15 episodes in its first season (up from the initially reported 13), as well as an aftershow called Talking Trek. It is expected to debut on CBS this Fall.