Production on the second season of Star Trek: Discovery began 15 days ago, with executive producer Alex Kurtzman helming the first episode. And now it looks like they are getting ready to start the second, which will be directed by Star Trek: The Next Generation star and director Jonathan Frakes.
This morning Frakes posted one of his signature ‘where am I now?’ tweets from the base of the CN Tower in Toronto, the city that houses Pinewood Studios where Discovery is produced.
Where am I now? pic.twitter.com/hNTZDG6woD— Jonathan Frakes (@jonathansfrakes) May 1, 2018
And production designer Tarmara Deverell shared a picture of the director being presented with a special Star Trek pie to commemorate the production meeting for episode 2 with the message “here we go!”
Toronto baker Arlene Lott also shared an image on Instagram giving some more details on the selection of Trek-themed delights she made for the episode 2 production meeting.
Star Trek Discovery Piescape! When Riker's in town, you bring your Pie A Game! Discovery and Delta soaring over Blueberry Orange. Inhabitable Green and Red Rhubarb Swirl Planet. And delightful hurtling meteors of Coconut Cream with Lychee and Pomegranate, or Dragonfruit, Granadilla, and Pistachio. To boldly go where no Pie has gone before! Outstandingly amazing to see you with one of my pies @jonathansfrakes !! (Thanks to @tamdev for the out-of-this-universe photo!!) #startrek #startrekdiscovery #pie #piescape #pastry #piecrust #pastryart #sweettable #torontofood #torontoeats #space #galaxy #foodstyling #foodstylist #foodblogger #blueberrypie #toboldlygo #patisserie #pieart #piesofinstagram #foodart #lychee #coconutpie #thebakefeed #thefeedfeed #piescape #foodpic #artist #makersgonnamake #bakersgonnabake @startrekcbs @startrek
This is the second time Frakes has been behind the camera for Discovery and he is set to return later to direct episode 10. Last month the director revealed some spoilers for episode 2 at a convention.
It looks like there has been some changes in the production schedule as Discovery actors Emily Coutts (Detmer) and Oyin Oladejo (Owosekun) have had to cancel appearances at a convention in the UK this upcoming weekend.
More fun from Germany: Gowron crashes Disco panel
Yesterday we shared some images of the Star Trek: Discovery actors at Destination Star Trek Germany. Here is a fun little video of Gowron (Robert O’Reilly) surprising his fellow Klingon Kenneth Mitchell (Kol) during the panel (via Graham White on Twitter).
— Graham White (@grahamwhite73) April 30, 2018
Avengers: Infinity War is breaking box office records and has the nerd world buzzing, and apparently that includes those working on Star Trek: Discovery. Over the weekend Discovery executive story editor and writer Be Yeon Kim tweeted about how Star Trek and the MCU were colliding in her mind as she wrote an outline.
OOPS I FOUND MYSELF DRAWING INSTEAD OF TYPING I'M SORRY pic.twitter.com/C6XmxnZIVq— Bo Yeon Kim (@extspace) April 29, 2018
Discovery’s creature designer Neville Page chimed in as well.
Can I design the blueberries???— Neville Page (@NevillePage) April 29, 2018
First trailer for ‘Strange Angel’
CBS All Access continues to fill out its slate with the launch of its third original scripted drama in June, Strange Angel. Today they released the first trailer.
Fan video of the day: Discovery guitar theme
Podcaster Irish Trekkie has posted his version of the Star Trek: Discovery theme, as played on guitar, which prompted a rockin’ salute from composer Jeff Russo on Twitter.
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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