Television March 19, 2022
Stacey Abrams Surprises as President of United Earth on 'Star Trek: Discovery'
"Star Trek: Discovery" brought Season 4 to a close with an unexpected cameo that had fans buzzing!
In scenes surrounding a meeting between delegates of the Federation meeting "the president of Earth," Madame President is revealed to be Stacey Abrams, the Georgia voting-rights advocate who is currently running for governor in her home state.
Abrams, an avowed "Star Trek" fangirl, made her debut on the series in a regal cape and tied-back, braided hair.
"Nothing to discuss," Abrams' character says to Federation President Laira Rillak (played by Chelah Horsdal). "United Earth is ready right now to rejoin the Federation — and nothing could make me happier than to say those words."
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Series star Sonequa Martin-Green told Deadline, "I'm still floored when I think about Stacey gracing us with her presence... She wowed us with her charm, humility, and generosity, and she whipped out some acting chops, too!"
Co-star Wilson Cruz posted on social media, "When I think about the state of our country and world, I can’t think of any one person more ready and able to lead and guide us to a new day than my friend @staceyabrams, or as I like to call her, President of United Earth.Thank you, love for joining us on #startrekdiscovery and for your continued leadership and grace in these troubled times. We should be so lucky, ma’am, than to have you at the helm. Come thru, #Georgia! The UNIVERSE is counting on YOU!"
Abrams is another in a long line of cameos in the Trekverse. Others include The Rock, Stephen Hawking and the King of Jordan.
"Star Trek: Discovery" was renewed for a fifth season by Paramount+ in January.