Cast and crew of Star Trek: Discovery have been doing some interviews that have appeared online today. We have highlights from those and a new clip from Sunday’s season one finale below.
New Clip: L’Rell v Emperor
Here is a new clip (via NY Post) featuring Emperor Georgiou and L’Rell from episode 15 “Will You Take My Hand?”
Tyler has a big choice to make for the finale
Speaking to the New York Post, co-showrunner Aaron Harberts spoke about Tyler in the finale:
“Tyler makes a pretty big choice during the finale that makes sense for where he’s at…”
Tilly will be integral to finale
Speaking to the official Star Trek site, actress Mary Wiseman said this about the finale:
Well, we are going to have to deal with this war that we have just phased back into, what is it, nine months later? So, we have to figure out what we’re going to do, because we’re losing and we have to do some really creative thinking to try to push through this. Tilly will be integral to that, and she’ll get to put her theoretical physicist/theoretical engineer hat on and help figure that out.
Burnham and Georgiou’s role reversal in the finale
Michelle Yeoh spoke about the relationship with the Emperor and Michal Burnham (via IndieWire)
“I think I see it almost like a role reversal right now, with Captain Phillipa Georgiou to Michael Burnham at the beginning where she was trying to instill humanity with Michael Burnham, and help her to think and believe that it is okay to feel emotions and be human. Captain Phillipa was the one who was teaching Michael Burnham. But now, it seems that Michael Burnham is the one who needs to help Emperor Georgiou find her humanity. You see her softening when she was fighting next to Michael Burnham — she feels like her daughter was there. So, I think this bond is never gonna go away from the two of them, and it will be interesting if in the future journeys, they can help each other find that again.”
Having fun on the Klingon homeworld in the finale
Yeoh also talked to Syfy about the finale, saying:
We’re going to KRONOS. [laughs] I’m so looking forward to it, because when we filmed that, we had a lot of fun. But it’s an important part of the story, but you’ll have to wait and see. It’s coming soon!
Season 2 will embrace the light
Aaron Harberts on season 2 (via NY Post):
“This was a show about war and has been a dark, dark tunnel and you have to go through the darkness to get to the light. ‘Star Trek’ ultimately is a show about hope, optimism, peace … It’s that spirit that we will be taking into Season 2.”
Tyler’s return in season 2?
Speaking to Verge, Aaron Harberts hinted that Shazad Latif will be back next season.
“Ash Tyler is still caught between two worlds. He’s had to put a lot of that aside, because there was a war to win. He’s going to have a lot to unpack when this conflict is over. As writers, we find his story super-compelling, and it would be a shame, just when we’re getting started, to stop now.”
Sculpture finale clue
Harberts also tweeted out a photo of a piece of classical-styled sculpture, and later noted that the title of said sculpture (which he did not reveal) is a spoiler for the season finale. He promised to reveal all after the finale on Sunday and tweet out behind the scenes pictures as well.
UPDATE: CLICK HERE if you want to see the title of the sculpture.
— Aaron Harberts (@AaronHarberts) February 9, 2018
The season finale of Star Trek: Discovery will be available on CBS All Access on Sunday, February 11th by 8:30 pm ET. It will air in Canada on the Space Channel at 8:00 pm ET the same day, and be available on Netflix outside the USA and Canada on Monday, February 12th at 8 am GMT.
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