Today’s Star Trek: Discovery news roundup finds a tease about a chair from Captain Pike, the Discovery cast has fun in Germany, and Reeses peanut butter cups go Trekkin.’
Pike is ready for his chair closeup, but which chair?
Production on the second season of Star Trek: Discovery began two weeks ago. Last week we got a nice little video featurette giving us some hints. And today the new Captain Pike gave us a little clue on what they are working on today. On twitter this morning, actor Anson Mount posted a tweet announcing today he had his “First close up in the chair” along with a classic Captain Kirk GIF to show his current mood.
First close up in the chair and I’m all like… pic.twitter.com/9JL8Me8HpR— Anson Mount (@ansonmount) April 30, 2018
This is just the latest bit of fun the actor has been having with Star Trek memes since the announcement of his casting a few weeks ago, but it does raise a question: which captain’s chair? While the video revealed last week showed some USS Enterprise interiors, it wasn’t clear if they actually built a bridge for the ship. There is still the chance – as we noted in a previous article – that Pike takes temporary command of the USS Discovery. Another possibility is that he is shot in green-screen in a captain’s chair to be used for hologram communication. There was shot of Doug Jones as Saru in the Discovery’s captain’s chair with green-screen in the video last week.
Fun, but no spoilers, from DST Germany
Discovery actors Mary Wiseman, Shazad Latif, Ken Mitchell and Mary Chieffo were in Germany over the weekend for the big Destination Star Trek – Germany convention. However, as noted by CBS’ John Van Citters sitting in the front row for their panel – they “deftly” avoided revealing any spoilers for the second season.
However, according to German Trek site BlackAlert.de on Twitter, they did show off how they have fun on the set.
As mentioned at Destination Star Trek Germany, the Discovery crew are really a playful bunch of people. They play table tennis together, host board game nights and then there is this… #DSTGermany #StarTrek #startrekdiscovery #games @may_wise @shazad pic.twitter.com/YQVPm5ZGuJ— Black Alert (@schwarzeralarm) April 29, 2018
And Ken Mitchel said even though Kol is dead, he joked that he is ready to come back… as a changeling.
His character Kol may have faced permadeath in Discovery, but during Destination Star Trek Germany actor @MrKenMitchell said he would love to return to Trek as a Changeling #dstgermany #startrek #startrekdiscovery #kol #klingon #teamklingon pic.twitter.com/HgG5Fcd5PH— Black Alert (@schwarzeralarm) April 29, 2018
Shazad also shared this fun vid clip on Instagram.
And there was some crossover fun too, with Mary Chieffo sharing this image of her “sheroes”, DS9’s Terry Farrell and Nana Visitor.
Discovery writer’s room powered by the goodness of peanut butter and chocolate
A tweet from the Star Trek Writers on Twitter about some smashed candy has spawned a week-long series of exchanges with Discovery writers, fans, actors and others which has even got the attention of the official Reese’s Twitter account. We think they might just be trolling for free candy.
TRUTH!— Mary Chieffo (@marythechief) April 23, 2018
What about the Mirror Universe? Is chocolate/peanut butter a universal constant?— John Van Citters (@jvancitters) April 23, 2018
The aftermath of success— REESE'S (@reeses) April 26, 2018
The USS Enterprise-REeese's has landed, now gather the Cups.— REESE'S (@reeses) April 26, 2018
L’Rell is definitely distributing these throughout the Empire.— Mary Chieffo (@marythechief) April 26, 2018
Star Trek: Discovery is available exclusively in the USA on CBS All Access. It airs in Canada on Space and streams on CraveTV. It is available on Netflix everywhere else.
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