The series timeline is set in the 23rd century when “God has no role to play.”

Cast members of the new series ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ have revealed they can’t say the word “God” on set. A number of reasons are ascribed to this: the most important among them is the series creator Gene Roddenberry's vision for portraying a godless society. Another point is the series is set far ahead in the future in the 23rd century when God has no role to play.

The inclination away from anything spiritual came to light when actor Jason Isaacs, playing the character Captain Lorca, told the media he had ad-libbed the “for god's sakes” phrase on set and was immediately corrected by Kirsten Beyer, the writer of the said episode. She said Roddenberry's created world is completely science driven. Isaacs was then bewildered and asked the episode's director what should be said in place of specific god-mentioned phrases. According to Beyer, any actor can say anything except utter the “god” word.

The series Star Trek: Discovery is anticipated to be vastly different from the Star Trek V: The Final Frontier film. In this 1989 film, the crew members of the ship found an alien who claimed to be the almighty. Captain Kirk then questions the alien about why the entity, a God, would need a spaceship.

The new Star Trek series has a distinction to its cap: one crew member is openly LGBT. The character name is Lieutenant Stamets, and he plays a crucial role in the series. Actor Anthony Rapp plays the part. Rapp said he is “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,"

For Rapp, his thespian abilities are satisfyingly challenged when he had to play Stamets relationship with his partner. A tantalizing glimpse of such a role was seen in Star Trek Beyond where the character Sulu was gay. In this series, the audience will actually view a gay relationship and its ebbs and flows. The camera will treat this gay relationship like any other relationship. Sonequa Martin-Green of The Walking Dead leads the show's cast.


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