Watch Full WonderCon 2018 ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ – ‘Visionaries’ Panel Video

The big Trek event at WonderCon 2018 was the Star Trek: Discovery “Visionaries” panel with most of the people heading up the behind-the-scenes departments for the show. We reported on the season two highlights from the event, but there was also a lot of interesting discussions about the making of the show.

Now you can watch video of the full panel, courtesy of CBS. (NOTE: like all official CBS Star Trek videos, it is region-locked to the USA).

The panel was moderated by actress Mary Chieffo (L’Rell). The panelists were: Gretchen J. Berg & Aaron Harberts (Executive Producers & Showrunners); Tamara Deverell (Production Designer); Gersha Phillips (Costume Designer); Mario Moreira (Props Master); Glenn Hetrick & James MacKinnon (Prosthetics & Special FX Makeup); Jeff Russo (Composer); and Jason Zimmerman (VFX Supervisor).

More TrekMovie WonderCon 2018 coverage

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‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Showrunners Confirm Number Of Episodes In Season 2, Give Production Update

7 Things We Learned About ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 2 At WonderCon Visionaries Panel

WATCH: ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Bonus Scene Reveals A Familiar Storyline For Season Two

WonderCon18: IDW Announces ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation: Terra Incognita’ + Talk ‘Discovery’ Comics


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.

Keep up with all the Star Trek: Discovery news at TrekMovie.

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Garth Lorca

Unfair! Glenn Hetrick looks like a true Klingon while the Klingons he helped to create look like Xindi Avians :-(

Ernst Hauke Fischer

In typical Star Trek official YouTube fashion, the video is geofenced.
Anybody have a link for non-US Trekkies?

Martin

The justification they gave for the different Klingons initially was that the Klingon empire was huge and you would naturally have variations in race… I saw no variation, just pine cone heads, two nostrils, thick prosthetic make-up that hides the poor actor’s efforts to act… oh, and the sensational two holes to urinate from! Wow, how clever. *sarcastic clap* If season two threw in some established Klingons, I could forgive Discovery for it’s self-important visual reboot. Ah, but a selective reboot… because we don’t have permission to do anything to the Vulcans. Embarrassing boardroom painting by numbers production. Change this, so we look like we don’t care about what came before, but don’t change too much, as we can’t afford to piss off the core fans too much. All that blue saturation, the lens flares, the Attention Deficit Disorder filming. They give their audience zero credit for intelligence. I’ve been plowing through The Walking Dead and consistently, every episode, it leaves me gagging for more – I am quickly invested in characters and quickly care about the outcomes of their efforts… that wasn’t there for me at all with Discovery. I watched it because it was Star Trek and I was hopeful… but I am instead going to return to start from the beginning of Deep Space Nine. Star Trek Discovery is Star Trek in name only and I treat it like I do any other ‘playing in the background’ episode of hoarders and extreme cheapskates.

Garth Lorca

“I’ve been plowing through The Walking Dead and consistently, every episode, it leaves me gagging for more – I am quickly invested in characters and quickly care about the outcomes of their efforts…”

Initially, yes. But after so many losses, now including pivotal characters like Glenn and Carl, I’m simply done with it. Killing off Carl was the final nail to that coffin. He represented the hope that a new generation would build a better future. Him being gone, the show has become a pointless exercise in futility and nihilism. I couldn’t bear watching another minute of it!

But I DO care a lot about most DSC characters… Saru, Michael, Paul… three of my favourite Trek characters by now. Even Tilly has her moments and I really hope Season 2 will turn Airiam into a worthwhile character as well.