The cast and crew of Star Trek Discovery hit the New York Comic Con and Paleyfest this weekend.
At the NYCC the panel was moderated by Mae Jemison, the first female African-American NASA astronaut! Highlights from that and the Paleyfest panel:
- A masked fan asked if Captain Georgiou would be back. Turned out to be Michelle Yeoh, and the answer from the producers was yes!
- Wilson Cruz is proud to be part of Star Trek's first gay couple. Has known "space boo" Anthony Rapp for 20 years.
- When asked if there will be romance on the show, Sonequa says "we're covering everything with everyone"
- Isaacs calls Lorca "a wartime captain on a science ship" and relishes the "ethical minefield" that represents
- Saru's blueberries is a reference to Bryan Fuller, who would walk around constantly grazing on them and offering them to others. lol
- There will be more canon characters appearing but the show will take its time with incorporating them
- Rapp has been bingeing Trek, feels Discovery has most in common with TOS and DS9
- Apparent canon deviations will be addressed
- Mary Chieffo (L'Rell) stans Grilka. good taste
- The Tardigrade monster was initially conceived as a bridge officer!
Photos of the cast from social media
sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10