Now, I say "confused" above because Jason Isaacs is an actor of some merit -- certainly no newcomer to the world of Hollywood projects for the big and small screen -- and I thought much ado had been written that Discovery WASN'T going to focus its storytelling on the captain's chair. Given Isaac's gravitas, why would an actor of his caliber sign aboard if he weren't going to be the lead? In fact, I thought the reportage had recently declared that The Walking Dead's Sonequa Martin-Green had emerged as Discovery's "lead," so yesterday's news really only muddied the waters more about what's truly going on with this Star Trek show. (If you're aware, it also lost Bryan Fuller as showrunner not that long back, a development that soured many who had long celebrated the fact that the storyteller had finally been given the franchise's future.)
I won't say more than that. In fact, as a blogger I really only "know" what I've read in the entertainment trades and from various sources available online (which most of you probably follow as well). Still, I'm thinking this Trek is looking a bit shaky even before it leaves spacedock.
As always, thanks for reading ... and live long and prosper!