Comic-Con 2018: Star Trek Discovery Panel

By Creative Media Times

The cast and crew of Star Trek: Discovery were at Comic-Con on Friday where fans were shown with the first trailer for Season 2.

The panel included Executive Producers Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin, stars Sonequa Martin-Green (“Michael Burnham”), Shazad Latif (“Ash Tyler”), Doug Jones (“Saru”), Mary Wiseman (“Sylvia Tilly”), Wilson Cruz (“Dr. Hugh Culber”), Anthony Rapp (“Paul Stamets”) and Mary Chieffo (“L’Rell”). It was Moderated by Season 2 newcomer Tig Notaro, who plays Chief Engineer Reno.

Starting it all off was a big reveal from Executive Producer Alex Kurtzman: “I can tell you that, yes, you will be seeing Spock this season.”

To what extent Spock will make an appearance remains unknown. The trailer, set to Lenny Kravitz’s Fly Away, did show a brief glimpse of Michael Burnham in Spock’s quarters observing the area.

“Spock is linked to these signals, and he needs help,” Michael says in the trailer.

Joining this time is Anson Mount, also in the panel, as Captain Christopher Pike who is taking command of the ship. “This is awkward, but the best way to get into a cold stream is to jump right in,” he says.

In September, “Short Treks” is expected to be released, which are four short films focusing on some of the characters such as Saru, Tilly and Mudd.

Season 2 will start airing in January next year with the premiere episode directed by Alex Kurtzman.