What do you think of Saru in 'Star Trek: Discovery'?

By: H&I Staff     Posted: October 3, 2017, 11:36AM

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Star Trek: Discovery is stirring up a lot of emotions in the Trek fandom. Some are excited for yet another installment in the franchise, while others believe that this new series doesn’t quite feel like the Star Trek they know and love. No matter your feelings on Discovery itself, though, there’s a good bet that you feel some type of way about Saru, played by Doug Jones, the Kelpien lieutenant that has the internet divided.

On the Kelpien’s home planet, you are either predator or prey. Upon meeting Saru, it’s obvious that his awkward, cautious demeanor has rendered him the latter. While some find this charming and endearing in the vein of Mr. Spock or Data, others are considering Saru the Jar-Jar Binks of Star Trek, according to Polygon.

Will Saru toughen up? Will people learn to love his quirkiness? Only time will tell!