Star Trek Discovery’s First Actor Could Be Michelle Yeoh

Star Trek Discovery’s First Actor Could Be Michelle Yeoh

For months, fans have been wondering who the new actors to join the Star Trek franchise may be, and we may now have an answer. There’s an as-yet unconfirmed report that Michelle Yeoh has been cast on Star Trek: Discovery.

Michelle Yeoh in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny.

The source is Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan director Nicholas Meyer, who is a consulting producer on the show. “I know Michelle Yeoh is in it,” Meyer told Coming Soon. He wouldn’t say who she’s playing, but it’s quite possible she’s the female lead we know the show will have.

CBS, whose All Access platform will air the show next year, has not yet returned our request for comment.

Yeoh is a veteran actress who first became a star in the West in the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies. She has also starred in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; Memoirs of a Geisha and Sunshine.

If Yeoh is indeed in the series, this is a great first step for Discovery, which will debut on Netflix in 2017.

This story originally appeared on Gizmodo


  • This was a wise casting choice. Yeoh is an amazing actress who brings great gravitas to every role she inhabits. She always impresses and this makes me very eager now. @wisehacker Been following this?

    • Truth be told, no. The newer films are technically a reboot and I’m trying to keep to the ‘vintage’ content before moving to the reboot.

      Might consider it after I’m done with Voyager way down the track. I still have your favourite, DS9, and the rest of TNG before I get to that.

      • Oh man, I’m on Season 5 of Voyager right now. I got to season 5 of DS9 beforehand, but kind of lost interest due to Voyager. I like the new timeline films, but they’re very different style. Though Beyond is more in line to the old timeline movies.

        • Voyager really starts paying off in those last few seasons as certain plot lines come back to bite them in the ass and stuff. You’re gonna love the species 8472 stuff, I guarantee it ?

      • The new movies take place in an ‘alternate timeline’ which apparently will stay with those movies. Destiny supposedly returns to the older timeline and will go along with it (there ARE rumours it may make its own but I doubt it).

        • OK, I’ll keep that in mind. But still I’d rather work though the existing TV series and finish the TNG movies before I move on to any of the newer content.

          And understandably I’m taking a break; four seasons of TNG in less then that many months plus the original six movies plus a handful of TOS means I’m tired of Star Trek for now.

          I know what I’m about to say is heresy but I don’t think Star Trek (any of the series) is something that is binge watchable. Too much deep thinking in many episodes.

  • I’ve been on a Star Trek binge this year, having finished TNG, DS9, Voyager and now working my through Enterprise.

    I just wish Discovery weren’t a prequel, for me personally, prequels just never click because it’s rare to see anything “new” in them. They’re bound by such a vast amount of rules and lore that they have their hands tied on what they can and can’t do before they even start.

  • I’m that guy who likes voyager above all the others. I only ever got into it because of the real mind bender episodes, like time travel or anomalies that totally fuck with the crew. I enjoyed ds9 and tng but I found there was less of that in those. I actually really liked enterprise and was sad to see them copy the brilliant Battlestar Galactica reboot in their third series by making the narrative one that continued on every week. To me, having fresh planets and aliens and situations every episode is what makes trek, well , trek.

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