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[VIDEO] Michelle Yeoh Gives Special Nod To M’sia In Star Trek: Discovery Season Finale

 Pic: Star Trek OfficialPic: Star Trek Official

Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh had a wee surprise for fans of the sci-fi television series, ‘Star Trek: Discovery,’ during its season finale, especially for those hailing from Malaysia.

The local fans were pleased to have had our beloved country receive a special nod in the episode that was aired on Monday (February 12), when the Perak-native’s character relayed that she (too) grew up in Malaysia.

And although Yeoh grew up in Ipoh, NST reported that Captain Philippa Georgiou (Yeoh) revealed to Michael Burnham, played by Soneque Martin-Green, that she grew in Pulau Langkawi, Kedah.

Pic: Indie WirePic: Indie Wire

Their conversation sounds something like:

Michael: “Where are you from, Captain? That saying about Kelpians is so apt, having experienced it firsthand. I wonder where it originated.”

Philippa: “Don’t be silly Michael, you know I grew up in Malaysia.”

Michael: “But where exactly? I went there with you once but I can’t remember the name.”

Philippa: “Pulau Langkawi.”

Michael: “Right. Those beautiful beaches.”

Philippa: “Indeed.”

The season finale may have graced fans with an abundance of actions laced with surprising plot twists, but the verbal exchange between Captain Philippa and Michael could arguably be one of the series’ best moments for Malaysian fans.

While Star Trek: Discovery is set to return for its second season, the release date has yet to be confirmed.

Fans were previously livid that Yeoh’s character was killed off in the opening episode of the series.

“I said to the producers, ‘If you’re gonna kill me off, I don’t want to be in it. I don’t want to just die and disappear,” Yeoh stated.

Fortunately, Indie Wire reported that the series showrunners, Aaron Harberts and Gretchen Breg, ensured that the much beloved character made a comeback.

“The fans, they’ve been so sweet. They stop me on the street to say, ‘Why did you get killed off? Why did they let them kill you off? Come back.’ So, I am glad I am back,” she conveyed.

“But it’s been very difficult trying to keep the secret from everyone. It’s been the hardest thing to do, I think, in recent years, to not spill the beans.”

According to CBS, Star Trek: Discovery takes place a decade prior Captain Kirk’s five-year mission, and a century before the events of Star Trek: Enterprise.

The series tells a tale of the USS Discovery crew, whom embark of a mission to discover new worlds and civilizations – further exploring and expanding the franchise’s universe.

- Malaysian Digest