Star Trek: Discovery has been on for a while now, and at New York Comic Con, a panel was held to discuss the series, the future of it, and of course, how it ties into the future series of TOS, TNG, and beyond. One of the big talking points was Captain Lorca, who isn’t like any of the previous Captains, and according to actor Jason Isaacs, that’s exactly why he took the role:
“If I had seen any echoes of any other captain I would’ve run in the other direction,” he said of taking on this role. “This is an amazing time to set this. It’s before the Prime Directive is really set. It’s during wartime and they are finding their feet. … He’s surrounded by idiots on his ship. As far as he’s concerned, none of these people know what they’re doing. … They’re all happy clappy hippies who have to be [locked up]. And then he finds out about this woman [Michael]… So we want to give you guys something to talk about after the credits roll. Not the least of which is, is Lorca right or wrong. … All the hot button issues [of today] are somehow translated through the fantasy prism of our show.”
Indeed, many feel that Lorca is one of the best parts about Star Trek: Discovery, and it’ll be interesting to see what his legacy is when this is all over.
Star Trek: DIscovery airs on CBS All Access every Sunday.