Shirley Li
July 23, 2017 AT 09:00 AM EDT

Sonequa Martin-Green has already donned her Starfleet uniform to play First Officer Michael Burnham in CBS’ upcoming Star Trek: Discovery, but EW editor-at-large James Hibberd made sure she did one more thing to complete her Star Trek rite of passage: show off a Vulcan salute.

While sitting down for an interview inside EW’s Comic-Con studio, the star — whose character happens to be a human raised on Vulcan by Spock’s father — pulls off the classic gesture around the 5:45 mark, even accomplishing it with both hands. And that, she says, is not the only reason to look forward to the series.

“We couldn’t be more excited,” Martin-Green says of being a part of the Star Trek universe. “It’s an interesting story, and there’s a lot of dynamics at play there about success and failure, victory and defeat, and fear and guilt.” What else would you expect from the final frontier?

Watch the video above. Star Trek: Discovery premieres September 24 on CBS All Access.

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