Episode 11 of Star Trek: Discovery (“The Wolf Inside”) finally revealed the truth about the character of Lt. Tyler, confirming the fan theory that he was actually the Klingon Voq, who had been transformed to look human by L’Rell and act as a sleeper agent on board the USS Discovery. Actor Shazad Latif played both parts, the Klingon Voq and the human Lt. Tyler. He was a guest on Sunday’s After Trek along with co-exeuctive prouder Ted Sullivan, and the pair were finally able to talk about the big secret.
Latif said that it was a “stressful dream” to play both parts, which allowed him to “delve into so many things.” Sullivan also clarified that it was Voq who was transformed into Tyler and not the other way around, noting that Klingons have an “established methodology” to make Klingons pass as human.
You can watch the moment below.
Later in the show Latif revealed that he picked the name “Javid Iqbal”, who had been credited as playing Voq in order to keep the secret. When asked by the producers to come up with the name, the actor chose Javid Iqbal, which was the name of his late father.
Sullivan talks diversity behind “The Wolf Inside”
When asked about his favorite part of the episode, Sullivan noted it was written by a woman (Lisa Randolph) and produced by two women of color (Bo Yeon Kim and Erika Lippoldt). He saw this as exemplifying the diversity of the show, a theme also picked up by Latif who told his own inspiring diversity story.
Watch that below.
Behind the scenes on Harlak
CBS also released video from the After Trek segment which gave a closer look at creating the rebel camp on Harlak from “The Wolf Inside.”
Star Trek: Discovery is available exclusively in the USA on CBS All Access. It airs in Canada on the Space Channel and on Netflix outside the USA and Canada.
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