‘Star Trek: Discovery’: Why the lead character’s name is Michael

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Sonequa Martin-Green will be First Officer Michael Burnham when “Star Trek: Discovery” debuts.


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Sonequa Martin-Green will be First Officer Michael Burnham when “Star Trek: Discovery” debuts Sept. 24… but why exactly is her first name Michael?

Showrunner Aaron Harberts revealed in a Friday interview with StarTrek.com that it has a lot to do with original showrunner Bryan Fuller (the latter having left the series in late 2016 to focus on “American Gods“).

“We’ve worked on a number of Bryan Fuller shows… ‘Wonderfalls,’ ‘Pushing Daisies.’ Many of his female protagonists have typically what you would call male names. Chuck was one. Jaye was another,” Harberts said. “When we all sat down, of course, the idea was going to be that she was going to have a male name, or typically male name.”

So what made it Michael? Harberts said he…

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‘Star Trek: Discovery’: Why the lead character’s name is Michael

From CNET

star-trek-discovery-sonequa-burnham

Sonequa Martin-Green will be First Officer Michael Burnham when “Star Trek: Discovery” debuts.


CBS

Sonequa Martin-Green will be First Officer Michael Burnham when “Star Trek: Discovery” debuts Sept. 24… but why exactly is her first name Michael?

Showrunner Aaron Harberts revealed in a Friday interview with StarTrek.com that it has a lot to do with original showrunner Bryan Fuller (the latter having left the series in late 2016 to focus on “American Gods“).

“We’ve worked on a number of Bryan Fuller shows… ‘Wonderfalls,’ ‘Pushing Daisies.’ Many of his female protagonists have typically what you would call male names. Chuck was one. Jaye was another,” Harberts said. “When we all sat down, of course, the idea was going to be that she was going to have a male name, or typically male name.”

So what made it Michael? Harberts said he…

Read More Here- ‘Star Trek: Discovery’: Why the lead character’s name is Michael