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Sonequa Martin-Green: Michael Burnham

sonequa martin-green: That's the show about Michael Burnham, the first officer on the USS Shenzhou, whose drive to explore and investigate winds up putting the United Federation of Planets on the brink of war with the Klingon Empire, according to NOW Magazine. Played by Sonequa Martin-Green formerly of The Walking Dead Burnham is a complex, intelligent and headstrong character, and she's immediately engaging as the central character of the first Trek TV series in 12 years. One of them might be something, if it makes it out. A human woman raised by Vulcans, Burnham has found a unique perspective on that species' devotion to logic she believes emotions are necessary to logical thinking, rather than a detriment, making her the most interesting thing to happen to the Vulcan mythology since J.J. Abrams decided to make Vulcans refugees by blowing up the planet in his 2009 feature-film reboot. Anyway. Oh, right Discovery takes place in the franchise's original timeline, roughly a decade before William Shatner's James T. Kirk captains the Enterprise, and two episodes in I have no idea why that matters. ( As reported in the news.