If this clip is any indication, outer space will soon be all aswirl in officious, bureaucratic hall monitors.
Star Trek: Discovery, the new interstellar CBS All Access show, released a teaser clip that demonstrates just how uppity and vaguely unpleasant the galaxy can be.
Actor Anthony Rapp is prominently featured, playing some sort of intergalactic, inherently punchable higher-up who clearly enjoys shearing through steely corridors with a great sense of purpose, occasionally turning around to look at an underling askance, be overly difficult, and possibly even ferocious.
Rapp, speaking to Entertainment Weekly, recently revealed what an honor it is to play a gay man whizzing through some distant solar system in an extremely big spacecraft:
“I’m really excited and happy when a gay character is a part of a story — especially when a gay character is created in a complex and human and non-stereotypical, interesting way, and that has certainly been the case with Stamets. And you get to see his relationship. There was a little glimpse [of a relationship with] Sulu in Beyond, and it was a nice nod. But in this case, we actually get to see me with my partner in conversation, in our living quarters, you get to see our relationship over time, treated as any other relationship would be treated.”
And here’s how that goes: