Latest news on Star Trek: Discovery is that the captain has been named. Jason Isaacs, who will play the USS Discovery’s Captain Lorca, is best known as playing Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter series.
This is a bright spot in the news surrounding the new Trek series which was supposed to debut this spring, but is now delayed until late summer or Fall. There are reported to be several production issues along with a lot of questions about how the show looks. There are concerns by fans over the look of the Discovery (which appears to be modeled more after a Klingon ship than a classic Federation one) and the fact that Spock’s father Sarak is set to be on the show even though tradition Star Trek cannon is that he never served in Starfleet or aboard a vessel. Only time will tell how these issues resole and how the show will be received.