Kenneth Mitchell Calls Kol An Alpha Klingon, and More Updates On ‘Star Trek: Discovery’

Today’s new trailer isn’t the only Discovery news. With the show only a few weeks away, there are more updates coming in, including comments from a couple of actors on their characters, an announcement about New York Comic Con and some more social media fun from Anthony Rapp.

Kol is an alpha Klingon

Star Trek: Discovery actor Ken Mitchell did an interview with the official Star Trek website and revealed a little more about his character, Kol.

Well, he’s… the leader. You first meet him in holograph form, and he’s kind of an alpha Klingon amongst the house leaders, amongst the 24 house leaders. He has these disagreements and conflicts with T’Kuvma and his house, and it kind of launches that relationship throughout the rest of the season. Kol is on a bit of a path to power, and he also wants to protect his people, not only amongst the Klingon houses, but also amongst the Federation. I just really kind of clinged on to that.

Kenneth Mitchell as Kol

Burnham has a Human/Vulcan identity crisis

Over the weekend the Star Trek: Discovery cast appeared at Fan Expo and while most of what was discussed was a repeat of panels from STLV, TCAs and SDCC, the report from Flickering Myth includes a bit more nuance from actress Sonequa Martin-Green about her character’s complicated back-story.

My parents were killed when I was very young and it happened at a Vulcan outpost. I was then committed to Sarek and Amanda so they became my surrogate parents and Spock my surrogate brother. It was quite the culture shock, that’s an understatement, in having to go from being human to assimilating to being Vulcan. There was a lot of pressure and there is an identity crisis.

Sonequa Martin-Green at Fan Expo Canada (Twitter/DailySonequa)

Rapp promises badassery and a breakout star

Anthony Rapp, who plays science officer Lt. Stamets, continues to be one of Discovery‘s biggest evangelizers on social media. In the last couple of days he has promised “Starfleet badassery” and predicted Mary Wise (Cadet Tilly) will be a breakout star on the show.

Discovery panel at NY Comic-Con

A couple of weeks ago we we reported that there will be a Star Trek: Discovery panel at Paley Fest in New York on Saturday, October 7, and today it was announced they would also have a panel at New York Comic Con that same day at 3:45. Details on exactly who will be on both panels have yet to be announced.

Discovery is headed to the Big Apple on October 7



Star Trek: Discovery premieres on September 24th on CBS with all subsequent episodes on CBS All Access in the US.  In Canada Star Trek: Discovery will premiere  on Bell Media’s CTV and the Space Channel on the same night. Netflix will launch Star Trek: Discovery on Monday, September 25 to countries outside of the U.S. and Canada.

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