13 Things We Learned About Star Trek: Discovery at Comic-Con

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HNS attended the Star Trek: Discovery press conference at Comic-Con and here are 13 things we learned!

  1. Mary Wiseman (Cadet Sylvia Tilly) hates running and joked about how much running was involved.
  2. Rainn Wilson (Harry Mudd) is a HUGE Star Trek fan. As a child, he used to build models and has a lot of Star Trek memorabilia.
  3. Rainn got to use the transporter! He also used a phaser and sat in Captain’s chair. His fanboy was showing and we loved every second of it.
  4. Doug Jones (Lieutenant Saru) is simply hilarious. There was a lot of talk about his ass (literally). He also got to sit in Captain’s chair and joked, “I get to put my ass in that?!” and said he has a small ass and he really needs to stop talking about his ass all day. We disagree, Doug!
  5. You can really feel the love and chemistry the cast share. Jason Isaacs had to leave the press conference early to hop on a plane so he could attend a friend’s wedding. The cast teased as soon as he left the room, “Finally he’s gone! We can talk.” Jason heard and yelled out from afar, “I heard that!”
  6. Sonequa Martin-Green is quite possibly the sweetest, most endearing person ever. She talked about what an honor and privilege it is to be a part of something that is going to bring people together. She cried and was very emotional talking about it. So heartwarming.
  7. Executive Producer Alex Kurtzman talked about how scary the news is right now and how Trek is needed now more than ever.
  8. For Sonequa, it is all about storytelling. She believes all high quality stories are gritty. Because life is gritty.
  9. Production-wise, they have completed 10 episodes so far.
  10. Alex said it takes time to build a world and make it right. The show has to look like a movie. He didn’t want to rush the visual and special effects.
  11. There will be tribbles!
  12. James Frain (Ambassador Sarek) talks about how the writing is revealing, interesting and complex. He doesn’t feel troubled when playing an already established, well-known character because of this excellent writing. He feels honored, a sense of responsibility and challenged.
  13. Star Trek: Discovery is pushing diversity boundaries. This is the first time there is a gay character with a relationship on Star Trek.

“Star Trek,” one of the most iconic and influential global television franchises, returns to television 50 years after it first premiered with STAR TREK: DISCOVERY. The series will feature a new ship, new characters, and new missions, while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers.

Star Trek: Discovery will premiere on CBS on September 24th!