Star Trek Discovery: Section 31

Go behind the scenes with Star Trek: Discovery in this featurette on the mysterious Section 31. Yes, that’s supposedly the Michelle Yeoh spinoff. Via io9:

Section 31. The Starfleet mystery that’s a bit less mysterious than it used to be. Star Trek: Discovery has been heavily invested in exploring the organization and their vibe. In a new behind-the-scenes video, the show’s creators offer insight into how they designed the look and feel of the clandestine group.

Turns out, it all started with the dark, sleek badge used to identify its members. From there, came the leather, the black, the moody kinky vibe of the Section 31 outfits.

“It’s like walking around in dominatrix gear all the time and having so much fun with it,” Michelle Yeoh says.

We tried watching the new Discovery some time ago and was disappointed when Michelle Yeoh’s character seemingly died in an unnecessary way. So we’re definitely looking forward to the spinoff. Star Trek has also tapped Hanelle Culpepper to direct the Picard series, making it the first female director to launch a Trek series in its 53 year history. Looking good:

To date, Culpepper has directed two Star Trek: Discovery episodes, season one’s “Vaulting Ambition” and the upcoming tenth episode of season two. One of the top episodic directors working today, she most recently directed multiple episodes of Counterpart and Shooter, as well as AMC’s forthcoming show, NOS4A2. Her many other credits include How to Get Away with Murder, Gotham, Criminal Minds, and American Crime. Culpepper got her start by assisting Academy Award-winning screenwriter Callie Khouri on her directorial debut, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. She followed that experience by participating in AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women, where she quickly found her vision and voice behind the camera.

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