This Is the Main Character of Star Trek Discovery

Monday, 29 August 2016 - 8:20PM
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Monday, 29 August 2016 - 8:20PM
This Is the Main Character of Star Trek Discovery
Showrunner Bryan Fuller has revealed the identity of the lead character for the upcoming Star Trek Discovery, and the name is one that hardcore fans of the franchise should find very familiar.

During an interview with Ain't It Cool News, Fuller confirmed the show's main protagonist will be a female officer aboard the ship, not the ship's captain, and that she'll be known only as "Number One." If that name sounds familiar to you, that's because the first officer portrayed by Majel Barrett Rodenberry in the original pilot of the TOS was also known as "Number One." So is this just a wink and a nod to Rodenberry, or is this actually the same character?

We're going with the former, since this category follows the original series' "Prime" timeline, and not the "Kelvin" timeline of the new films, and takes place just ten years before the original series. And since the original "Number One" served under Captain Christopher Pike about 100 years before the events of the rest of the original series, that would make her well over a century old by Star Trek Discovery's time. Also, Fuller mentions in the interview that the character's real name will be one of the driving mysteries of the show's first season, implying that she may be related to someone else. In any case, at least we know who we're rooting for when the series begins. Go Number One!

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