Today’s Discovery bits has the title for the first episode. We also have a new image from the show, some new behind-the-scenes images, plus new comments from the cast and crew of Star Trek: Discovery ranging from political influences to how tight the costumes are … and a Klingon biting an Emmy.
Premiere episode title revealed
Thanks to TV Guide we now know the title for the first episode of Star Trek: Discovery. Part 1 of the 2-hour premiere is titled “The Vulcan Hello.” The episode description in TV Guide is a little spare:
In the series premiere, new worlds and civilizations are explored by new members of the “Star Trek” universe.
But the title likely refers to how the main character of Michael Burnham was raised on Vulcan by Sarek following the death of her human parents.
New image of Michael Burnham
Our friends at the Star Trek Argentina site alerted us to a new image from the Netflix Star Trek: Discovery page in Argentina featuring Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) in an EVA suit, and if you look closely you can see the USS Discovery reflected.
Harberts: 2016 election inspired first season
Co-showrunner Aaron Harberts has spoken again about how politics have influenced the first season of Star Trek: Discovery. In a brief interview with the LA Times, Harberts said:
“We had out first meeting with Michelle Yeoh [Capt. Georgiou] on election day and we were both wearing our ‘I voted’ stickers,” recalls Harberts. “She said, ‘What do you think is going to happen?’ At that point, we didn’t really know, but we were obviously seeing sentiments during the entire election that did make us [ask], ‘Do we [even] have to look much further than our own backyard to start thinking about themes, to start thinking about conflicts, to start thinking about ideologies that are in dire opposition to each other?’ [The campaign] certainly provided us with a pretty dynamic and provocative backdrop.”
Yeoh talks glory of Shenzhou and humanity of Georgiou
In an interview with Parade, actress Michelle Yeoh talked a bit about her role as Captain Georgiou of the USS Shenzhou.
What can you say about your ship the Shenzhou?
Discovery is a very enviable ship, but my ship has been around for some time. It’s full of glorious tales.
Is Captain Georgiou a powerful woman?
She’s a war veteran, but she is still filled with humanity. She has great hope for not just humankind, but for all the different species. She’s an explorer, but she does it with great compassion, so she’s a great leader. It’s been very empowering to play someone like that, who inspires other people.
Cast talk uniform tightness
You know things are getting close when the promotion hits Entertainment Tonight, who aired a segment with the cast of Discovery, focusing on the important issue of how tight the uniforms are.
More behind the scenes images from Ted
Discovery co-executive producer Ted Sullivan released a couple more behind the scenes images on Twitter.
Isaacs teases + Rapp’s Times Square selfie
Jason Isaacs is sticking the the no-spoilers policy, but just wants everyone to know that something happened on set yesterday which has him saying “blimey.”
Struggling with an inexplicable compulsion to spoil @startrekcbs by telling you the thingy that happens today. Won't, of course, but blimey.
— Jason Isaacs (@jasonsfolly) September 15, 2017
And last night Isaacs’ co-star Anthony Rapp was back home in New York City and shared this selfie showing off the Times Square Discovery promotions.
— Anthony Rapp (@albinokid) September 16, 2017
Emmy for Discovery makeup artist
We previously noted that Discovery composer Jeff Russo picked up an Emmy last weekend for his work on the FX series Fargo, but he isn’t the only new Emmy winner on Discovery. Makeup artist James McKinnon scored one for his work on a different FX show, American Horror Story. And last night Discovery’s L’Rell (Mary Chieffo) shared this fun photo of herself, McKinnon and his new trophy.
— Mary Chieffo (@marythechief) September 16, 2017
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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