In addition to the Star Trek: Picard Season 2 teaser, Paramount+ today revealed a teaser trailer for Star Trek: Discovery Season 4. The teaser trailer was introduced by series star Sonequa Martin-Green following the “Women in Motion” panel during today’s virtual global First Contact Day celebration, which also revealed that season four will premiere in 2021.
The free First Contact Day virtual panels will be available to view on-demand on Paramount+’s YouTube Channel and on Paramount+ in the U.S., following their initial airing on StarTrek.com/FirstContact today.
Star Trek: Discovery Season 4 finds Captain Burnham and the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery facing a threat unlike any they’ve ever encountered. With Federation and non-Federation worlds alike feeling the impact, they must confront the unknown and work together to ensure a hopeful future for all.
The Star Trek: Discovery Season 4 cast members include Sonequa Martin-Green (Captain Michael Burnham), Doug Jones (Saru), Anthony Rapp (Paul Stamets), Mary Wiseman (Sylvia Tilly), Wilson Cruz (Dr. Hugh Culber), David Ajala (Cleveland “Book” Booker), Blu del Barrio (Adira), and Ian Alexander (Gray).
Star Trek: Discovery streams exclusively on Paramount+ in the U.S., and the series is distributed concurrently by ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group on Netflix in 190 countries and in Canada on Bell Media’s CTV Sci-Fi Channel and streams on Crave. The series is produced by CBS Studios in association with Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment.
Paramount+ today also announced the feature-length documentary Woman in Motion: Nichelle Nichols, Star Trek and the Remaking of NASA will be available to stream exclusively on the service starting on Thursday, June 3.
Woman in Motion features the remarkable and inspiring true story of how renowned Star Trek actress Nichelle Nichols pioneered the NASA recruiting program to hire people of color and the first female astronauts for the space agency in the late 1970s and 1980s.
The news was revealed by Mica Burton, moderator of the “Women In Motion” panel, during today’s virtual global First Contact Day celebration. The official trailer for Woman in Motion was also shown during the panel and can be watched below.
Directed by Todd Thompson (The Highwaymen, PRE FAB!), Woman in Motion chronicles how Nichols transformed her sci-fi television stardom into a real-life science career when, in 1977, she embarked on a campaign to bring diversity to NASA. Nichols formed the company Women In Motion, Inc. and recruited more than 8,000 African American, Asian and Latino women and men for the agency.
Nichols and her program continue to influence the younger generation of astronauts as well, including Mae Jemison, the first female African American astronaut in space. Despite an uphill battle against a bureaucracy that was hesitant to let her get involved, Nichols persevered and is credited by NASA for turning it into one of the most diverse independent agencies in the United States Federal Government.
In addition to Nichols, Woman in Motion features notable celebrities, activists, scientists and astronauts including Neil deGrasse Tyson, George Takei, Pharrell Williams, Martin Luther King III, Al Sharpton, Vivica A. Fox, Water Koenig, Rod Roddenberry, Michael Dorn, Guy Bluford, Charles Bolden, Ivor Dawson, Frederik Gregory and Benjamin Crump.