Jason Isaacs as Captain Gabriel Lorca on Star Trek Discovery

Captain Gabriel Lorca: is he a Starfleet hero? Or might he be Star Trek: Discovery‘s real villain?

Spoilers ahead for the first three episodes of Star Trek: Discovery.

Never before has Star Trek had a captain so full of secrets. Captain Lorca has nothing in common with Kirk, Picard, Sisko, Janeway, or Archer, except his rank. Even his position on the show is a departure; actor Jason Isaacs is a supporting character, not the star. That honor goes to Sonequa Martin-Green’s Michael Burnham, a lower-ranked character who gives Star Trek: Discovery a different perspective than any Trek iteration before it.

But c’mon. This is Jason Isaacs we’re ...

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