UPDATED: CBS has released high resolution versions of the images shown in the Entertainment Weekly SDCC preview and we have swapped those out.
Next Saturday (at 2:30 PM Pacific) there is going to be a Star Trek: Discovery panel at San Diego Comic-Con. And to give you a little taste, CBS released a couple of new images in the new Entertainment Weekly Comic-Con preview issue.
We get our first look at Mary Chieffo, who plays Klingon Commander L’Rell, along with Chris Obi, who plays T’Kuvma, the leader of the Klingons (who we’ve seen before in photos and in the trailer).
The brief sidebar on Discovery from EW includes this new description of what the Klingons are up to:
T’Kuvma (Chris Obi), a leader of an ancient Klingon house, goes to extreme measures to unite his people.
This seems to be in line with previous accounts that the Klingons seen in the trailer – who are the subject of much discussion – are not your everyday Klingons, but specifically ‘ancient Klingons.’
The magazine also has some more details about the relationships shared by Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green), Vulcan Ambassador Sarek (James Frain) and Capt. Georgiou (Michelle Yeoh).
At the behest of Spock’s father, Sarek (James Frain), Yeoh’s Philippa Georgiou has mentored Martin-Green’s Michael Burnham for seven years as Burnham rose through the Federation ranks, and Georgiou now feels her protegee is ready to take command of her own ship.
This gives a bit more insight to the previously revealed detail that Burnham grew up on Vulcan and attended the Vulcan Science Academy. The discussion about Burnham getting her own command is something we see at the opening of the trailer released in May.
EW also includes this new image of Yeoh and Martin-Green.
Discovery cast and writers share their Trek love
Many of the cast and crew of Star Trek: Discovery continue to avoid spoilers but still talk up the show on social media, and there were a few good tweets from the week we thought were worth highlighting.
Isaacs talks up Frakes
As we reported a couple of weeks ago, Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Jonathan Frakes was tapped to direct an episode, and apparently it is the one currently in production, based on this tweet last night from Jason Isaacs (U.S.S. Discovery’s Captain Lorca).
— Jason Isaacs (@jasonsfolly) July 15, 2017
Mary Chieffo (Klingon L’Rell) shared this selfie revealing the alien prosthetics bond she has with Doug Jones (who plays the alien Saru).
— Mary Chieffo (@marythechief) July 12, 2017
Rapp’s favorite Star Trek moment
Anthony Rapp who plays U.S.S. Discovery science officer Lt. Stamets, did another impromptu Q&A with his fans (most of whom seem to be from his singing and Broadway career) but there is also a bit of Trek that comes through, including Rapp responding to a question about what was the most memorable moment on Discovery so far.
Holding a phaser and a communicator in the same scene. And saying "energize" into the communicator. https://t.co/G7ECT2nlYw
— Anthony Rapp (@albinokid) July 12, 2017
Writers nerd out on set
The writing team of Bo Yeon Kim and Erika Lippoldt had been in Toronto over the recent weeks watching over production of an episode and before they left town they expressed their inner nerds over the experience.
Last day in Toronto/space. I'm sad to be leaving the set of Discovery, but we're going out with a bang shooting an EPIC scene today.
— Erika Lippoldt (@gryphonmetal) July 12, 2017
— Bo Yeon Kim (@extspace) July 13, 2017
So these past few weeks have been a dream come true. Being on set for our ep. Working w/ our wonderful, dedicated, passionate cast and crew.
— Bo Yeon Kim (@extspace) July 13, 2017
Sullivan preps for SDCC – gets promoted (and demoted)
Ted Sullivan was also in Toronto until earlier in the week where he showed off his chair (revealing he had been bumped up from Supervising Producer to Co-Executive Producer).
— Ted Sullivan (@karterhol) July 11, 2017
Earlier he also shared this image showing how Bo and Erika had some fun with his chair on set, changing his name to Ed Sullivan and his title to “Ex Producer.”
— Ted Sullivan (@karterhol) July 8, 2017
Keep up with all the Star Trek: Discovery news at TrekMovie.