Jason Isaacs Looks So Uncomfortable in His Star Trek: Discovery Uniform

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We have our very first look at Jason Isaacs as Captain Gabriel Lorca on the bridge of the USS Discovery, and my god does nothing about this look comfortable. Not the chair, not the costume, not his posture. It feels oddly appropriate.

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The picture comes from Entertainment Weekly, and it’s a bit nostalgic. The Next Generation uniforms were famously uncomfortable, and they bunched up so much that “The Picard Maneuver” became a fan reference to Patrick Stewart tugging the damn thing down every time he stood up. For some reason, seeing Isaacs in a uniform that is clearly from some unholy midpoint between Enterprise’s blue coveralls and Star Trek: The Original Series, with TNG’s bunching issues on full display... it just hits me, right in the heart. I’m a little choked up. I hope this man is never comfortable again.

Star Trek: Discovery is set to premiere September 24.

Katharine is the Associate Director of Policy and Activism at the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the former managing editor of io9. She writes about technology policy and pop culture.

DISCUSSION

Clara Oswald's Light Blue Cardigan

I’m not a huge stickler for this stuff but it makes no sense that they aren’t wearing these, given we see Pike & Co wearing them in The Cage which takes place 11 years before TOS (so 1 year before Discovery) and we see Kirk & Co wearing them in the first year of the 5-year mission (10 years after Discovery)