Tonight is the Hollywood premiere of Star Trek: Discovery with television premiere of the show coming on Sunday. Today’s update lets you know how you can watch the red carpet, has some new footage, imagery, cast commentary, show details and more.
Watch the red carpet live tonight
CBS announced will be streaming live from the Discovery Hollywood premiere red carpet starting at 5:00 PM PT / 8:00 PM ET. The Facebook Live premiere event will be hosted by Entertainment Tonight’s Leanne Aguilera and will feature stars of Discovery as well as actors from previous Trek shows. You can watch at the official Discovery Facebook Page.
TrekMovie will be on the red carpet and we will try to do some live tweets in between red carpet interviews as well. Keep an eye on the @TrekMovie twitter feed.
Martin-Green talks diversity and fighting + shows new footage
In Canada Star Trek: Discovery will air on the Space Channel and their show Innerspace had a visit to the set including an interview with Sonequa Martin-Green. The actress talked about how the show her character of Michael Burnham fit into Star Trek and it’s tradition of diversity, saying:
To see see this long-standing tradition that is Star Trek to now champion diversity in this way, I think is quite radical.
It’s almost it seems – from the environment we are in right now – it seems it’s almost iconoclastic. Here we are in opposition to… oh man, you know what I am talking about. I’m trying to be general, so I don’t get teary eyed. But yeah, I think it is important for us to fight. It is important for us to be in opposition now.
In regards to the action on Star Trek: Discovery, Martin-Green admitted “I love action. I love fighting”
And the video segment from Space also included a few bits of new footage from Discovery.
Production “almost done”
There’s more Sonequa video to share. While on the Red Carpet at the Emmys she talked to TV Line about Discovery, including revealing that there are just three weeks left in production.
And Martin-Green was also a guest last night on the Late Late Show with James Corden, where she talked about Discovery is trying to establish itself with “a new identity.”
New series description
The official description for the series has been updated on Netflix.
After a century of silence, war erupts between the Federation and Klingon Empire, with a disgraced Starfleet officer at the center of the conflict
Speaking of Netflix, one of our followers on Twitter sent us this image from Netflix in the Netherlands featuring a nice shot of the USS Discovery.
— MxAxT (@Matdg) September 18, 2017
Discovery uniforms began with TOS colors
The official Star Trek site has a feature on the costumes for Star Trek: Discovery which includes some good tidbits, including designer Gersha Phillips explaining how originally the Starfleet Uniforms were closer to what we know:
“This is sort of where we started with our uniforms,” Phillips explained as she stood in front of a rack of uniforms from Discovery… and uniforms that inspired what viewers will see on Discovery. “We started with our colors. We were trying to honor, I guess, in a way, TOS, The Original Series. So, we had our gold, which is command, and we’re going with this is our red, which is our operations, and blue is science. Then, we went from that direction into a little deeper color.
Georgiou “comes in friendship” – Lorca “takes no prisoners”
A pair of interviews continues to highlight the differences between the two captains of Star Trek: Discovery. In an interview with CBSN Michelle Yeoh, describes Capt. Georgiou:
“She’s an explorer by heart. She loves the universe, but she is a war veteran but now is a time of peace in the Federation. She is one who still has hope for humanity. She believes very, very strongly that there is goodness out there and we will always work from that point of view which is one of Starfleet’s principles. We do not stick a weapon out there and say “We come to take your territory.” We come in friendship. We work for equality, freedom and cooperation.”
Speaking to IGN, Jason Isaacs had this to say about Lorca:
“The Federation mandate, as we discover in The Original Series, is much more peaceful, and they might have been steamrolled,” he says. “But luckily, this is pre-them. I’m in charge, and I take no prisoners. So I have a relatively clear-cut view of [the Klingons]. The story, on the other hand, delves deeply into what the Klingons are thinking and feeling, and their different culture. And that’s one of the ways this iteration differentiates itself from previous ones. That everybody has a point of view, and our real world and our Star Trek world is a complicated place. No easy choices.”
More BTS from Ted
Co-executive producer Ted Sullivan continues to share behind the scenes images from his trips to the set of Star Trek: Discovery, here are the offerings from this morning.
— Ted Sullivan (@karterhol) September 19, 2017
— Ted Sullivan (@karterhol) September 19, 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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