Michelle Yeoh cast in Star Trek Discovery

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EXCLUSIVE: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’s Michelle Yeoh is heading into the final frontier with Star Trek: Discovery.

Holy wow. The new Star Trek tv series just cast Michelle Yeoh as a Starfleet captain – not the main character (who, though as yet uncast, is also a woman, and likely to be a woman of color), and actually not the captain of the Discovery. Yeoh’s character is reported to be the captain of the Shenzhou, which will “play a big role” in the series.