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Michael Burnham - Star Trek - Discovery

Michael Burnham from Star Trek - Discovery played by Sonequa Martin-Green.

Michael Burnham is a fictional female Human in the Star Trek - Discovery television series who was played on screen by Sonequa Martin-Green. Michael Burnham holds the rank of Lieutenant.

Michael Burnham is a female who works for Starfleet onboard the USS Shenzhou before being removed because she caused a mutiny when the craft was faced with a threat from the Klingons. The Klingons hadn't been heard of for a hundred years until they were encountered the Klingons at a substation.

Michael Burnham sought advice from her adopted father Sarek who recommended attacking them first against the orders of Captain Philippa Georgiou. Michael had to disable the character in order to carry out the attack recommended by Sarek. Even though Michael is not a Vulcan, she is still able to do the Vulcan neck pinch which she does on her Captain so that she can take temporary control of the ship.

Michael's Family

Michael was brought up Sarek and his wife Amanda Grayson when Michael's real biological parents were killed. Sarek and Amanda are the parents of Spock, the Vulcan from the original series. Spock never mentioned his sister in the previous stories which made the idea of having her the half sister as a little out of place. Its only in this series that Spock gets to come face to face with Michael.

The name of the character was chosen by Bryan Fuller, the show's creator because he wanted something different. Bryan has a habit of giving female characters masculine names. T.V. Guide

Michael Burnham Facts

Alien RaceHuman
ActorSonequa Martin-Green
Last UpdatedFriday, April 19, 2019

Copyright: Paramount

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