Jason Isaacs “Explains” Absence from ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Trailer; LeVar Burton Weighs In

Star Trek: Discovery cast members at dinner

Jason Isaacs had a cheeky tweet for folks wondering why he wasn’t in the recent Discovery first look trailer. The trailer, released Wednesday, appears to only include early footage, focusing on the crew of the U.S.S. Shenzhou. CBS has yet to reveal the U.S.S. Discovery.

Production continues in Toronto

Supervising producer Ted Sullivan returned to Toronto on Thursday and was back on set to oversee the another episode by Friday. As we previously reported, the Discovery production rotates in writer-producers to oversee specific episodes. Ted was last in Toronto in late March and early April. After joking about the return of his little traveling companion ‘Jason Gorn,’ Sullivan praised the work of Discovery‘s lead Sonequa Martin-Green.

On Saturday night, Anthony Rapp — who plays U.S.S. Discovery science officer Lt. Stamets — tweeted this photo of him with some of his castmates at dinner. Included in the photo were Jason Isaacs (Capt. Lorca of the U.S.S. Discovery), Shazad Latif (Lt. Tyler) and Klingon Warrior Mary Chieffo, indicating the Klingon storyline apparent in the recently released trailer continues past the pilot.

In our last update we reported that actor Rainn Wilson (who is playing iconic space rogue Harry Mudd) had read (and loved) the script for his episode. On this past Monday he tweeted that he was on his way up to Canada, presumably to shoot his scenes.

On Thursday Wilson sent out another tweet from the Toronto airport so it may be that he has already wrapped that episode.

Burton gives his thoughts on Discovery trailer

The first Trek acting vet to to talk about the new Discovery trailer is LeVar Burton (TNG’s Geordi LaForge). In an interview with the Detroit Free Press at the Motor City Comic Con in Detroit, Burton said:

Looks beautiful… And I love the fact that, again, true to the values of Star Trek, that, at least from what I’ve seen on the clip, that the command structure is women of color

You can watch the interview with Burton in this video (Note: Detroit Free Press caption incorrectly identifies Burton from “Star Trek: Enterprise” not “Star Trek: The Next Generation.”).

And just this morning Ted Sullivan expressed his thanks to Burton.

Keep up with all the Star Trek: Discovery news at TrekMovie.

 

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