Today’s Star Trek: Discovery update features some more insights into what is to come for Michael Burnham and her relationship with Capt. Lorca. We also have titles for more episodes, behind the scenes videos about Cadet Tilly and Saru, delve into delta canon and see James Frain demonstrate his Vulcan error.
Goldsman outlines Burnham’s arc, Isaacs tells us what Lorca wants
Executive producer and director of Sunday’s episode Akiva Goldsman spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about “Context Is for Kings,” and how it presented a different Michael Burnham following the events of the premiere and loss of Captain Georgiou:
“Our first year is about who this terrible moment leads her to become,” Goldsman says. “The version of herself we met and she knew is shattered by the end of episode two. [It’s about] who she will become as a result of the loss of innocence, the loss of her view of herself, the loss of a simpler and less war-torn Federation.”
And in the same article, actor Jason Isaacs talked about what Lorca sees in Burnham:
“He sees in her someone that is prepared to go against regulations to get done what needs to be done and this is wartime,” Isaacs says. “Lorca thinks that that he needs to have people around him who are going to get things done and save the Federation and everybody in it. Whether she can trust him or not isn’t his concern. He’ll go ahead and do the things he needs to do and she’ll make her own judgment. He’s pretty confident she’ll make the right choice.”
Episode titles for 5 and 6
As we reported last week the title for next Sunday’s episode of Discovery is “The Butcher’s Knife Cares Not For The Lamb’s Cry.” And thanks to the magic of TV schedules, we now know the titles of the following two episodes. Episode 5 is titled “Choose Your Pain” and will be available on October 15th. Episode 6 is titled “Lethe” and will be available on October 22nd.
Get to know Tilly
CBS released another character focus video, this time all about Cadet Sylvia Tilly.
Discovery delta is canon
A new article on the official Star Trek site dispels the bit of “fanon” that the delta insignia was only for the crew of the USS Enterprise during the TOS era, and therefore it isn’t a canon violation to have it be used in Star Trek: Discovery as an insignia across Starfleeet. While there were instances of other starships having their own insignia in TOS, a memo from Star Trek producer Bob Justman to costume designer Bill Theiss explicitly said the delta represented all of Starfleet. So those other instances were essentially in error. The article clarifies the insignia issue thusly:
There are six Starfleet duty insignia used in TOS:
- Starship Duty Insignia (Fleet personnel emblem)
- Spacecraft Duty Insignia (Auxiliary Fleet/ Merchant Marine personnel emblem)
- Outpost Duty Insignia (Outpost and Colony personnel emblem)
- Cadet Duty Insignia (Starfleet Academy student emblem)
- Starbase Duty Insignia (Headquarters, Space stations, Drydocks, and Ground installation personnel emblem)
- Fleet Command Insignia (Senior field commander personnel emblem)
See how Doug Jones becomes Saru
If you watched After Trek you have already seen this behind the scenes video showing how Doug Jones transforms into Saru, but if not, it is now available online.
Saluting with the Sareks
USA Today. released a video with James Frain (Sarek) and Sonequa Martin-Green talking about doing the Vulcan salute. To Sonequa it appears to come naturally, but Frain admits hegot it wrong on the first try.
Star Trek: Discovery is available exclusive in the US on CBS All Access with new episodes released Sundays at 8:30 pm ET. In Canada Star Trek: Discovery airs on the Space Channel at the same time. Discovery is available on Netflix outside the USA and Canada with new episodes made available Monday at 8 am BST.
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