Discovery’s Doug Jones on Taking the Captain’s Chair and More

Doug Jones’ Saru took center stage in Star Trek: Discovery’s latest episode, “The Sound of Thunder,” as the Kelpien first office returned to his homeworld to face his peoples’ long legacy of oppression under the heel of the scary predators known as the Ba’aul.

The story followed on recent developments for Saru which saw him lose his “threat ganglia” as he evolved beyond what he, and his fellow Kelpiens, believed what was possible for their species. I spoke to Jones this week about these latest developments for Saru, and what they might mean for the character moving forward. And also about whether or not he might finally become captain of the Discovery next season. Read on for highlights from our chat (and read our review of “The Sound of Thunder”)!

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