Standing on the shoulders of a giant. @SonequaMG discusses why Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. asking Nichelle Nichols to stay on Star Trek paved the way for future generations. #MLKDay #StarTrekDiscovery pic.twitter.com/A1fjuv3u5D— Star Trek: Discovery (@startrekcbs) January 21, 2019
Here’s the first time I sat my buns in the chair. pic.twitter.com/1BV8uhpm14— Anson Mount (@ansonmount) January 22, 2019
Here’s the first time my dog Mac sat his buns in the chair. @startrekcbs cast and crew really went out of their way to make Mac feel welcome and safe. Mac passed away in December an honorary Star Fleet officer. pic.twitter.com/YoZTTnPwLE— Anson Mount (@ansonmount) January 23, 2019
-Sonequa was inspired by the legendary Nichelle Nichols as a child - she did ST TOS at the behest of Dr Martin Luther King Jr, he told her "People need to see you, we need to see you. We need to see ourselves be in a position of authority like this. To be educated, to be intelligent, to be useful. We need to see this kind of productivity."
-Anson Mount is a self-proclaimed lifelong Trekkie thanks to his mum.
-He loves playing a captain who is equally as effective as Lorca, but doesn’t operate from a place of ego at all, but from extreme conviction and curiosity, calls him "almost egoless to a fault."
-Thinks Pike’s superpower is turning his bridge crew into a ‘larger brain’, and knows their value.
-Speaks about how his dog Mac passed recently (December), and at the time of filming he was very ill with degenerative myelopathy and lost use of his back legs: "they [the Disco cast and crew] really went out of their way to help me figure that out and how to get him to and from daycare and make sure he was looked after while I was on set. It meant an enormous amount to me."
-Also talks about Tig Notaro's connection to Alex Kurtzman and Trek, and Ethan Peck - read the interview basically!
Sources: Promo, Disco Twitter, Anson Mount Twitter, 2, 3
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