This morning CBS announced more details on their plans for Star Trek: Discovery at this week’s San Diego Comic-Con, which will include a panel, a gallery takeover, a social media challenge with prizes, and a free ride.
Star Trek: Discovery panel details
The panel is on Saturday July 22nd in Ballroom 20 (at 2:30 PM Pacific), and we now know that it will be moderated by Rainn Wilson, who has a recurring role as Harry Mudd in Discovery. The actors attending the panel are: Sonequa Martin-Green (Burnham), Jason Isaacs (Lorca), Doug Jones (Saru), Shazad Latif (Tyler), Mary Wiseman (Tilly), Anthony Rapp (Stamets), and James Frain (Sarek). They will be joined by executive producers Alex Kurtzman, Gretchen J. Berg, Aaron Harberts, Heather Kadin and Akiva Goldsman.
Star Trek: Discovery gallery takeover
CBS is creating a “fully immersive Star Trek: Discovery experience” at the Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts Gallery (363 Fifth Avenue, San Diego). The exhibit will include a photo opportunity in the U.S.S. Discovery captain’s chair along with props, costumes, and sketches from the show. Each day 1000 fans will receive free, limited-edition Discovery posters and there will also be an official Star Trek Shop with merchandise exclusive to Comic-Con. The exhibit will run Thursday, July 20 through Sunday, July 23 and you will not need a Comic-Con badge for entry.
Discovery pedicab promotion
Also running Thursday through Sunday will be free “intergalactic” rides through the Gaslamp District on pedicabs “inspired by the design of the U.S.S. Discovery’s Captain’s Chair.” Each Discovery pedicab features distinctive stitched black seats and video monitors built into its armrests which “will screen trailers for the highly anticipated new show.” (Yes, the official release uses the plural “trailers.”) The pedicabs will also have an illuminated U.S.S. Discovery delta shield on the back.
CBS has also announced the “#TrekDiscovery Challenge” for Friday and Saturday in San Diego where fans will encounter an array of authentically costumed Trek ambassadors, representing crews from the first five Star Trek television series (The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager and Enterprise). If you post photos of yourself on Twitter or Instagram with all five series ambassadors and the Discovery Captain’s Chair at the Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts Gallery and tag all six photos with #TrekDiscovery, you will be eligible to win a Roku streaming stick and a subscription to CBS All Access. Prizes will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Fans can find clues regarding the location of the #TrekDiscovery crews by following @StarTrek on Twitter and Instagram.
New short animated promo
This morning CBS also tweeted out a short little animated promo for Discovery with the message “Starfleet officer reporting for duty. #StarTrekDiscovery premieres September 24 on #CBSAllAccess.”
— Star Trek: Discovery (@startrekcbs) July 17, 2017
Final design for the U.S.S. Discovery?
As we have previously noted, one of the big things missing from the trailer and other images released by CBS over the last couple of months is a look at the U.S.S. Discovery itself. A version of the ship was revealed at last year’s Comic-Con but it was said that wasn’t final. The Discovery shown on one of the posters for this year’s Comic-Con shows there have been some changes, notably the gaps inside the saucer. Hopefully we will finally see the real thing soon enough.
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