For obvious reasons, aliens have been part of the Star Trek universe since the original show’s debut in 1966, and some of the franchise’s most memorable characters have been the non-humans. On the latest series, Star Trek: Discovery, that honor goes to Doug Jones. He plays Saru, who isn’t just an alien – he’s the first of a species never seen before on Star Trek, which makes the experience even more special for him. (Click on the media bar below to hear Doug Jones)
The new season of Star Trek: Discovery will premiere January 17 on CBS All Access.