Meet the Next Legendary Star Trek Pet: Grudge the Cat

That’s Grudge, the latest cat on Star Trek. He’s buddies with Book (another new Discovery character, played by David Ajala).
That’s Grudge, the latest cat on Star Trek. He’s buddies with Book (another new Discovery character, played by David Ajala).
Photo: CBS

We have breaking news. The upcoming season of Star Trek: Discovery is going to be the best one ever. We know this, for a fact, because it’ll be the first with Grudge the cat.

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Grudge, played by a floofy feline named Leeu (which means “lion” in Afrikaans), was introduced Tuesday as part of the big Star Trek Day event. He’s the best friend of the mysterious new character Book, played by David Ajala.

How Book and Grudge will fit in with Discovery’s latest adventures, we don’t know. What we do know is the Star Trek team released a behind the scenes video of Grudge, who is an absolute beast, filming his part on the upcoming season. And we’ve rarely seen such professionalism in a Trek actor before. Leonard Nimoy would be proud.

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Check it out below.

And yes, you read that right: Grudge has his own official Twitter account. He’s already retweeting this video like crazy. Oh Grudge, you sassy stud you.

We’ll learn more about Grudge soon when Star Trek: Discovery’s third season begins on CBS All Access October 15.

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DISCUSSION

If there were justice in the world, all cats would be ground up and turned into something useful, like cheap tires or something. I don’t know. I’m just spitballing here. The point is, cats are little demon bastards that were created to torture humans.

Why couldn’t Discovery create some kind of utopian future where the Federation is doing fine, people are caring and not racist hatemongers, and all cats are extinct?

Yeah, I’m the one to finally take a stand against cats. Come at me, cat people.