On Sunday night viewers will be introduced to Lt. Ash Tyler in “Choose Your Pain,” the fifth episode of Star Trek: Discovery. At New York PaleyFest last weekend TrekMovie had a chance to have a brief chat with actor Shazad Latif about Tyler’s introduction to the crew of the USS Discovery and got a hint about possible romance with Michael Burnham. The full video interview and highlights are below.
Life after Klingon prison
Latif said that once we’re introduced to him in “Choose Your Pain,” we will “see a lot” of his Lt. Ash Tyler on Star Trek: Discovery. He noted that life after being a prisoner is not going to be easy for Tyler:
You meet him as a POW, and you follow him as he goes back on the ship as he tries to find some normality and interaction with everyone, and he is trying to deal with a lot of horrible things that happened to him.
He is going through a lot of inner turmoil, specifically with the Klingons because he has been in a prison cell of theirs, it relates directly to the story, so it is a very interesting arc to follow.
Tyler + Burnham?
Latif also responded to a question on speculation that there is some kind of romantic relationship between his Tyler and Sonequa Martin Green’s Michael Burnham, saying:
That might be true, that might be true. You will see it soon enough.
When pressed if this chemistry will play out in episode 5 the actor said “maybe a bit longer.”
More from PaleyFest
TrekMovie has more interviews with the Discovery cast from PaleyFest NY 2017. These will be posted over the next few days so stay tuned.
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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