STAR TREK: SECTION 31 Details Reveal Movie Will Feature Younger Version Of THE NEXT GENERATION Character

STAR TREK: SECTION 31 Details Reveal Movie Will Feature Younger Version Of THE NEXT GENERATION Character STAR TREK: SECTION 31 Details Reveal Movie Will Feature Younger Version Of THE NEXT GENERATION Character

New details have been revealed about Star Trek: Section 31, the upcoming Paramount+ feature starring Michelle Yeoh. We also have a new look at her return as Emperor Philippa Georgiou! Check it out...

By JoshWilding - Mar 29, 2024 06:03 AM EST
Filed Under: Star Trek

Last April, Paramount+ announced plans to move forward with a new Star Trek TV movie, Star Trek: Section 31, starring Academy Award winner Michelle Yeoh (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings).

It will see Yeoh reprise her role as Emperor Philippa Georgiou, a character she first played in Star Trek: Discovery season 1, and picks up with the character after she joins a secret division of Starfleet tasked with protecting the United Federation of Planets and facing the sins of her past. 

Variety (via has shared some new intel on what fans can expect, including an intriguing description from Yeoh which sees her characterise it as, "'Mission: Impossible' in space." 

The trade explains that the plan had been for Section 31 to be a TV series, only for the actor's busy schedule following the success of Everything Everywhere All at Once to put an end to that notion. Yeoh, however, was undaunted and agreed to sign up for a movie.

"We’d never let go of her," she explains. "I was just blown away by all the different things I could do with her. Honestly, it was like, ‘Let’s just get it done, because I believe in this."

This report also includes a pretty sizeable reveal as, in a scene the site's reporter got to watch being shot, Georgiou meets with a young Rachel Garrett (Kacey Rohl), a character Star Trek fans will remember first meeting in The Next Generation as the older fearless Captain of the USS Enterprise-C.

Screenwriter Craig Sweeny says, "It was always my goal to deliver an entertaining experience that is true to the universe but appeals to newcomers. I wanted a low barrier of entry so that anybody could enjoy it."

"Famously, there’s a spot for everybody in Roddenberry’s utopia, so I was like, 'Well, who would be the people who don’t quite fit in?'" he says of the often-divisive Section 31 concept. "I didn’t want to make the John le Carré version, where you’re in the headquarters and it’s backbiting and shades of gray."

"I wanted to do the people who were at the edges, out in the field. These are not people who necessarily work together the way you would see on a 'Star Trek' bridge."

"Is it putting good into the world?" he asks. "Are these characters ultimately putting good into the world? And, taking a step back, are we putting good into the world? Are we inspiring humans watching this to be good? That’s for me what I’ve always admired about 'Star Trek.'"

Take a look at a new still from Section 31 in the X post below. 

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RockerTodd - 3/29/2024, 7:25 AM
This week in "Who Gives a $#!+ News..."
bkmeijer1 - 3/29/2024, 8:23 AM
@RockerTodd - Star Trek fans probably give a deuce or deux
vectorsigma - 3/29/2024, 8:57 AM
@RockerTodd - a legit news article on this shitsite and you say this? Lol
bkmeijer1 - 3/29/2024, 8:24 AM
Haven't seen Discovery, but this sounds interesting. I'll give it a try. It's just a movie, so shouldn't be too hard to understand what's going on I suppose
The1st - 3/29/2024, 8:54 AM
@bkmeijer1 - Discovery's a mixed bag, but Yeoh as Georgiou is not. I wonder if down the line fans have a greater appreciation for Discovery like they do to an extent now for Voyager and Enterprise. I remember the running gag when I was younger of how if the TNG crew met the caretaker Voyager is a 2 hour episode and not 7 seasons. I don't think fans were ready for a female Kirk origin story, which at times it seems like Discovery was going for. Also never been a fan of poorly done prequelling...the explanation for how we have never heard of Discovery or Burnham is never remotely referenced by Spock, or Sarek for that matter later when Sarek was losing his mind for a bit, to me was flimsy and lazy. Discovery reminds me of a lot of modern stuff...great in theory, but bad in execution. Only 1-2 thirds working and the rest being studios seeing what spaghetti sticks on the wall.
bkmeijer1 - 3/29/2024, 10:15 AM
@The1st - I haven't seen a lot of Star Trek, so I'm not up to date on most things anyway. Don't really knows what works or not.

Do know it goes for a lot of movies and show though, Star Trek or not, that response gets better over time. I remember when Beyond came out, response wasn't that good. Now though, people often rank it's as the best in the Kelvin trilogy.
The1st - 3/29/2024, 12:20 PM
@bkmeijer1 - I always liked Beyond. It was essentially they're about ready to start the 5 year mission imo, so if the new movie happens (big if) I would be disapointed if they backpedaled. I almost don't want them to w/Anton's passing, but Hollywood is what they are. Jayla could work, but it feels rushed. I liked Quinto, but his Spock never did anything for me personally. I like Peck on SNW, but they seem more concerned w/prolonging his eventual more logical evolution. It's early though, and maybe the payoff is down the line.
bkmeijer1 - 3/29/2024, 12:22 PM
@The1st - I'm still kinda hoping for the Pine and Hemsworth story, as that works around any of those constraints they otherwise have (if they focus it on just those two Kirks)
FinnishDude - 3/29/2024, 8:27 AM
Mirror-Georgiou might be the worst character introduced by new-Trek. Annoyed cannibalistic space-Hitler, who writers want us to see as a cool anti-hero so bad.
Spoken - 3/29/2024, 8:55 AM
Is this like...Star Trek's version of Suicide Squad or something?
Apophis71 - 3/30/2024, 8:23 AM
@Spoken - Not realy, no, section 31 is basicaly Starfleets version of the Tal Shiar but if anything even more secretive and more likely to break the rules to get things done.

Thus the autonomous intelligence and defense organization will recruit people that Strarfleet wouldn't touch with a barge pole due to their dark past, criminal records and all of that if they serve the purpose of their black op missions etc (and little to no due process if they go against orders, too risky for rogue S31 members to go to trial and serve time so almost always wind up dead).
Spoken - 4/2/2024, 11:14 AM
@Apophis71 - I know what Section 31 is, and the way this is described is very similar to Suicide Squad as well. Not just like it, but yeah this is for sure the marketing ploy they will go for.
Apophis71 - 4/2/2024, 11:39 AM
@Spoken - The difference however is Suicide Squad as entirely villains forced into doing secret ops...

...section 31 members have more autonomy and most not convicts even if there is a less obvious underlying threat of death for failing to follow orders (plus space scifi not Earth bound capestuff).

See where your coming from but don't realy see them as comparable, if anything it is to me closer to times when Ethan Hunt in MI films was running a rogue team rather than under direct orders of government entities. Esp as most think of Suicide Squad as more comedic and less grounded in real science whilst this is more likely to be a more serious thriller vibe.
Timerider - 3/29/2024, 9:00 AM
I’m intrigued to see this, that was one of my favorite Star Trek TNG episodes, it’s #63 or Season 3, episode 15 “Yesterday’s Enterprise”. This episode also had Christopher McDonald, you may remember him as Shooter McGavin from Happy Gilmore, he plays her number one in command. It’s a really good episode.
McMurdo - 3/29/2024, 11:03 AM
It's a spin off of Discovery so confirmed awful
grif - 3/29/2024, 1:28 PM
trash i wont be watching. also she was no in next gen
Apophis71 - 3/30/2024, 4:00 PM
@grif - The in TNG bit was about the character Rachel Garret, which the article states we're getting a younger pre:TNG appearance of, not the one played by Michelle Yeoh.

The headline and thumbnail combo does however make it seem otherwise.

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