SDCC Reveals Trailers for 'Star Trek: Discovery,' 'Stranger Things,' and 'Westworld'

Sunday, 23 July 2017 - 2:15PM
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Sunday, 23 July 2017 - 2:15PM
SDCC Reveals Trailers for 'Star Trek: Discovery,' 'Stranger Things,' and 'Westworld'
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Just like every year, nearly every major sci-fi show is at San Diego Comic-Con right now, and almost all of them have new trailers out. While we've covered some already this past weekend, some even bigger names have released new footage since then, and we've compiled them here:

Star Trek: Discovery: 



A lot of new faces show up in the new Star Trek: Discovery trailer, most of which belong to Klingons. While the showrunners have spent a lot of time attempting to explain why the Klingons look so different here, they at the very least act like Klingons should, which is a good start. Also appearing for the first time is Captain Lorca, played by Jason Isaacs, who's so far been absent from other trailers. While he still doesn't seem like a good guy based on how ominously he reads all his lines, he seems to be on First Officer Burnham's side, and he implies that she started some sort of conflict. Likely with the Klingons.

And most interestingly of all, Harvey Mudd shows up for a couple moments to thoroughly chew the scenery, and Rainn Wilson looks to be having a blast as notorious con-man. Star Trek: Discovery premieres September 24, 2017 on CBS. 

Stranger Things:



Set to Michael Jackson's "Thriller" because there's no better soundtrack for a 1980's Halloween story, the new Stranger Things trailer puts a lot of focus on Will Byers, who's now seemingly safe and sound back in Hawkins, Indiana. As the final scene of last season hinted at, though, Will has some sort of connection to the Upside Down that keeps coming back to haunt him, and which is seemingly linked to an enormous monster that wants to use Will to reach everybody else in the normal world.

We also get a look at some new characters, although how they fit into the story isn't clear yet. And Eleven appears toward the end as well, because it wouldn't be Stranger Things without her. The show returns October 27, 2017 on Netflix.

Westworld:



When we last saw the crazed amusement park that was Westworld, the robotic hosts were seemingly done living elaborate lies for sadistic guests like the Man in Black. They're in full rebellion this time around, with one of the best shots being Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) on horseback with an enormous gun, firing furiously at presumably human guests. And it ends with an extended shot of the Man in Black, who's hat and bloodstains give him a distinct Freddy Krueger look.

The Orville:



Now that we've got a new Star Trek show coming this fall, it seems only fitting that we get a parody show as well. The fact that it's Seth MacFarlane's sci-fi parody show is just a bonus, and the fact that it has a fairly impressive budget for a comedy is an even bigger bonus (Jon Favreau is directing the pilot episode, which surely helps). A story about Captain Ed Mercer (MacFarlane) in whatever they call their Federation knock-off here, the show follows Mercer as he navigates space in The Orville, which goes poorly enough even before he learns his ex-wife has become his new First Officer.

There's plenty of aliens too, and the show looks pretty solid so far - MacFarlane's live action fare doesn't always hold up to his animated shows, so we'll see. The Orville premieres September 10, 2017 on Fox, just weeks before Discovery begins.
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Star Trek Discovery
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