SDCC17 Interview: Shazad Latif On Playing A POW In Pain On ‘Star Trek: Discovery’

At San Diego Comic-Con, TrekMovie spoke to actor Shazad Latif, and we learn for the first time some details about his character Lt. Ash Tyler.

Tyler – a POW on Star Trek: Discovery

As noted in our report for the Star Trek: Discovery SDCC press conference, it has been revealed that part of the backdrop of the show is a war with the Klingons. And Latif revealed that he plays a character that has been profoundly affected by that war:

He is a Starfleet officer – Lt. Ash Tyler – who we meet  as a prisoner of war. So he comes back onto the ship. He has gone through a lot of horrible, horrible things. He tries to find some normality as he comes back onto the ship. Which he might or might not.

A character in pain

Latif also confirmed that the show would deal with the kinds of issues that can come up for those who have deal with being mistreated in prison:

Yeah [PTSD] is explored in ways. I don’t know how much I can say. It is a very complex and painful and deep character. Hopefully I have done it justice.

Star Trek: Discovery features a war with the Klingons as a backdrop

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Stay tuned for even more coverage of San Diego Comic-Con.

Star Trek: Discovery premieres on September 24th on CBS with all subsequent episodes on CBS All Access in the US.  Keep up with all the Star Trek: Discovery news at TrekMovie.

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