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Updated: 19th February 2018

Contains spoilers up end of season one.

Star Trek Discovery Characters


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  • Michael Burnham - Star Trek Discovery Characters
    Commander Michael Burnham
    Actor: Sonequa Martin-Green. Former first officer of the USS Shenzhou. Was serving life sentence for mutiny and starting the Klingon War. Earned commission by stopping it. Now serving as Science Officer on the USS Discovery. Follow Sonequa:
  • Saru - Star Trek Discovery Characters
    Commander Saru
    Actor: Doug Jones. First Officer of the USS Discovery. Served with Burnham on the Shenzhou. A Kelpien who's species has been "biologically determined to sense the coming of death". Follow Doug
  • Paul Stamets - Star Trek Discovery Characters
    Lt. Cmdr Paul Stamets
    Actor: Anthony Rapp. Stamets is an astromycologist (study of alien fungus!) onboard the USS Discovery. He has plugged himself into the Spore Drive with unknown consequences. Follow Anthony:
  • Sylvia Tilly - Star Trek Discovery Characters
    Ensign Silvia Tilly
    Actor: Mary Wiseman. Recent Starfleet Academy graduate and on the command track. Her speciality is Engineering and is Michael Burnham's room mate. Tilly is awesome. Follow Mary:
  • Joann Owosekun - Star Trek Discovery Characters
    Lt Jnr Grade Joann Owosekun
    Actor: Oyin Oladejo. Ops Officer on USS Discovery, she exchanges some killer glances with Detmer which say what we're all thinking. Follow Oyin:
  • Airiam - Star Trek Discovery Characters
    Lt. Commander Airiam
    Actor: Sara Mitch. Airiam is the Spore Drive Ops Officer. Not much is known about her. Thought to be an augmented Human. Is it rude to ask? Follow Sara:
  • Keyla Detmer - Star Trek Discovery Characters
    Lt. Keyla Detmer
    Actor: Emily Coutts. A Conn Officer originally on the Shenzhou, now serving on the Discovery. Follow Emily:
  • L'Rell - Star Trek Discovery Characters
    Actor: Mary Chieffo. Leader of the Klingon Empire. She is from two Klingon Houses T'Kuvma and Mokai (a family of 'watchers, deceivers and liars') She is responsible for joining Ash Tyler and Voq and for uniting the Klingon houses....
  • Philippa Georgiou Mirror - Star Trek Discovery Characters
    Philippa Georgiou (Mirror)
    Actor: Michelle Yeoh. Former Emperor of the Terran Empire. Georgiou was saved from a coup and bought to the prime universe where she attempted to blow up Qo'noS. Now wondering around doing who knows what. Follow Michelle:
  • Ash Tyler - Star Trek Discovery Characters
    Ash Tyler
    Actor: Shazad Latif. Former Chief of Security on the Discovery currently serving with L'Rell. Not quite Human, not quite Klingon. The original Ash died and Voq's body was transformed to assume Ash's identity. Follow Shazad:
  • Rhys - Star Trek Discovery Characters
    Lt. Rhys
    Actor: Patrick Kwok-Choon. Tactical Officer on the USS Discovery. Follow Patrick:
  • Dr Hugh Culber - Star Trek Discovery Characters
    Dr Hugh Culber
    Actor: Wilson Cruz. Dr Culber was a Doctor onboard the USS Discovery. He was in a relationship with Lt. Stamets until Tyler broke is neck. But in Star Trek you're only dead until you're not. Follow Wilson:
  • Gabriel Lorca - Star Trek Discovery Characters
    Captain Gabriel Lorca (Mirror)
    Actor: Jason Isaacs. From the Mirror Universe. Lorca was the Captain of the USS Discovery. Lorca was charged with winning the war against the Klingons. But used his position to get back to his universe. Killed by Emperor Georgiou....
  • Captain Philippa Georgiou - Star Trek Discovery Characters
    Captain Philippa Georgiou
    Actor: Michelle Yeoh. Captain of the USS Shenzhou and former mentor of Michael Burnham. Killed by T'Kuvma, main course at Klingon Buffet. Follow Michelle:
  • T'Kuvma - Star Trek Discovery Characters
    Actor: Chris Obi. Status: Deceased. T'Kuvma was the Klingon Leader seeking to reunite the houses (when were they ever united!?) Follow Chris:
  • Harry Mudd - Star Trek Discovery Characters
    Harry Mudd
    Actor: Rainn Wilson. That's right HARRY MUDD! Another epic casting choice. Follow Rainn:
  • Landry - Star Trek Discovery Characters
    Commander Ellen Landry
    Actor: Rekha Sharma. Status: Deceased. Chief of Security before she was ripped by Ripper. Follow Rekha:
  • Sarek - Star Trek Discovery Characters
    Actor: James Frain. Adopted Michael Burnham, can mind meld her over vast distances. The first character cast to have a connection to Star Trek cannon (from both Prime and Kelvin timelines!). Follow James:
  • Kol - Star Trek Discovery Characters
    Actor: Kenneth Mitchell. Status: Deceased. Kol was the Klingon Leader and Protege to T’Kuvma. From the house of KOR!! Follow Kenneth:
  • Ujili - Star Trek Discovery Characters
    Actor: Damon Runyan. Plays a Klingon despite his Ferengi sounding name. Follow Damon:
  • Star Trek Discovery - Admiral Anderson
    Admiral Brett Anderson
    Actor: Terry Serpico. Status: Assumed Dead. A Starfleet Admiral, his ship the Europa got rammed by a cloaked Klingon ship then self destructed. Follow Terry:
  • Admiral Cornwell - Star Trek Discovery Characters
    Vice Admiral Katrina Cornwell
    Actor: Jayne Brook. Admiral Cornwell is a psychiatrist and an old friend of Captain Lorca. Went a bit naughty when she supported a plan to destroy Qo'noS! Follow Jayne:
  • Dennas - Star Trek Discovery Characters
    Actor: Clare McConnell. A leader in the Klingon Empire. Currently has a screenshot of Worf's surprise party as her Twitter header image. Follow Clare:
  • Admiral Terral - Star Trek Discovery Characters
    Admiral Terral
    Actor: Conrad Coates. An apparent Vulcan (we have our suspicions). So far so good, but there's plenty of time for him to turn bad as Admirals do. Follow Conrad:
  • Nambue - Star Trek Discovery Characters
    Dr Anton Nambue
    Actor: Maulik Pancholy. Status Unknown. Dr. Nambue was the Chief Medical Officer of the starship Shenzhou. Follow Malik:
  • Connor - Star Trek Discovery Characters
    Ensign Danby Connor
    Actor: Sam Vartholomeos. Status: Deceased. Ensign Connor was a junior Officer assigned to the Shenzhou before getting blown into space in a hull breach. Follow Sam:
  • Voq as a Klingon before he became Ash Tyler - Star Trek Discovery Characters
    Actor: Javid Iqbal (But not really!) A Klingon outsider, "Son of None". Voq was chosen as Torchbearer. Voq got chopped up and turned into Ash Tyler by L'Rell. Whilst he is dead, his memories exist in Ash.
  • Tilly Mirror Universe - Star Trek Discovery Characters
    Captain Sylvia Tilly (Mirror)
    Actor: Mary Wise. Status: presumed dead but we don't believe that for a nano second. A brutal and fearless Captain, she and the emperor enjoy enslaving and exterminating.

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