Star Trek: Discovery Executive Producer and Showrunner Bryan Fuller had additional things to say about the new show at the press junket held at San Diego Comic Con immediately after the Hall H panel where the title of the series was announced.
Regarding the look and feel of Discovery, Fuller told Nerdist that “we were looking for a new aesthetic. We can’t just go back to the same aesthetic. You look at what J.J. Abrams did with that 2009 movie, which reinvented Star Trek in such a wonderful way and claimed that territory. So we had to strike new ground that had Star Trek in its DNA at a fundamental level. To make a commitment to the fanbase, who are aware of Star Trek and its iterations—both the shows that made it to the airwaves and the ones that didn’t. So it felt like a really nice way to let the hardcore Star Trek audience know that I have their backs.”
Fuller did not rule out previous Star Trek actors appearing on Discovery, saying “Never say never, I love everybody on that panel [William Shatner, Brent Spiner, Michael Dorn, Jeri Ryan, and Scott Bakula]. I would love to work with them in some capacity. And I won’t stop until I do. So wish us luck.”
If you happened to miss it, Fuller tweeted out a rather familiar-looking chair, which is under construction:
— Bryan Fuller (@BryanFuller) July 18, 2016