Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Star Trek: Discovery - MICHAEL BURNHAM!

Star Trek Universe - Science Officer Michael Burnham - Playmates 2022

I started watching Star Trek: Discovery when it first came out in 2017. I loved it, but I had to drop it because I couldn't pay attention to the subtitles. The first story arc was dealing with a large inter-Klingon power struggle (all subtitled) and I needed to multitask while watching and was losing the story. But during the pandemic I started watching again and gave it my whole attention. It's a great series from beginning to end. That standout star is definitely Michael Burnham played by Sonequa Martin-Green (Sasha from The Walking Dead). The character goes through a tremendous story arc from criminal to science officer, to captain (and many other iterations along the way). And Sonequa's performance is engaging the whole time. There has been a decent amount of product for this character already: a Funko Pop, Mini-Bust, Mego-style figure, even a Hallmark ornament. But I have been waiting for a traditional action figure for a long time. Let's check her out in detail below!

Michael comes with a figure stand, a phaser, a tricorder, and a copy of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

In the show, Michael has a copy of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland that is one of her prized possessions. 
Real books are an antiquity in the timeline of the Star Trek Universe.

My figure has a slight paint mishap on her left lower leg. 
The silver stripe is painted on the front of her shin instead of the side.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here is Michael with the only other Discovery figure in the line so far, Commander Saru. I would love to get  6-7" scale version of him someday to add to my Doug Jones collection.

Here is my other action figure of Sonequa Martin-Green as Sasha from The Walking Dead.

Seeing a prominent black actress in Star Trek makes it hard not to draw parallels to the original trailblazer, Lieutenant Uhura. Here are figures of the Nichelle Nichols and Zoe SaldaƱa versions of the character.


1 comment:

  1. Great figure. I have not watched the show but really liked Sonequa in Walking Dead. She was one of my favorites.