The WonderCon Star Trek: Discovery “Visionaries” panel wrapped a little while ago, and TrekMovie will have a full report on that coming up. For now we can share the clip that was shown during the panel, and just released by CBS. The clip is a scene originally shot for the season finale, but was not used.
Showrunner Aaron Harberts introduced it saying “we are calling it a secret scene.” He said it was originally part of the finale, however they decided it would be “more exciting to bring it to a place like [WonderCon].” The scene takes place after Burnham and Georgiou parted company on Qo’noS. Harberts noted that the scene shows “where the Emperor ended up.” Check it out below. (NOTE: Clip is provided by CBS and so it is region-locked to the USA. For Canadian viewers Space has released their version. An international version has been released by Netflix.)
Welcome to Section 31
The scene features Michelle Yeoh as the former Terran Emperor Georgiou, now apparently running a bar in the Orion Compound on the Klingon homeworld. She is approached by a mysterious person who feels her talents are being wasted, so he recruits her into Section 31, proving the speculation about the black badges is correct. This means that there are (or at least were) Section 31 operatives on the USS Discovery.
It was revealed at the panel that this Section 31 operative, named Leland, will be part of season two. This character is played by actor Alan Van Sprang (Reign, Shadowhunters), who made a surprise appearance at the panel, telling the audience he is honored to be part of Star Trek and is a big fan, especially of The Next Generation.
UPDATE: New Photos
CBS has released 3 photos from this ‘bonus scene.’
More WonderCon 2018
Check out our report from earlier covering the IDW Star Trek comics panel, including the announcement of a new TNG mini-series.
Stay tuned for our full coverage of the Discovery panel and more.
Star Trek: Discovery is available exclusively in the USA on CBS All Access. It airs in Canada on the Space Channel and streams on CraveTV. It is available on Netflix everywhere else.
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