On Tuesday we reported that Jonathan Frakes began work on directing the second episode of Star Trek: Discovery’s second season. And today he got some familiar company in the form of his Star Trek: The Next Generation co-star Marina Sirtis. Frakes revealed the moment in a tweet heralding the “surprise visit to the set” from his “Imzadi,” evoking the term of endearment used by Troi and Riker’s throughout the show. Sirtis replied back with a simple “I love you Johnny.”
— Jonathan Frakes (@jonathansfrakes) May 5, 2018
SATURDAY UPDATE: Marina Sirtis followed up with a message about spending time with Mary Wise (Ensign Tilly) on Friday, extolling her talent, which garnered a reply from Wise admitting her nervousness at meeting the veteran Trek actress.
It was surreal and amazing to meet you @Marina_Sirtis !!!! Thanks for being so cool about how sweaty and nervous I was! You were always my favorite character don’t tell Frakes.❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ https://t.co/Zwwippoydq
— Mary Wiseman (@may_wise) May 5, 2018
Earlier this week Sirtis announced on Twitter that she was headed to Toronto, where Discovery is shot, but was “not responding” to any questions about what she was doing there because “everything is a secret these days.”
Off to Toronto today and before you all start asking what I’m shooting up there, I will tell you now, I’m not responding to any of those tweets. I know, I’m so mean but everything is a secret these days.🤫
— Marina Sirtis (@Marina_Sirtis) May 2, 2018
Mount gets some action
Speaking of big moments on the set this week, actor Anson Mount (Capt. Pike) announced on Twitter that he had his first stunt work, and once again he used a Star Trek meme to emphasize the point. Perhaps the use of the Sulu-with-a-sword scene from “The Naked Time” indicates a little melee weapon action for Pike?
— Anson Mount (@ansonmount) May 3, 2018
Moonves highlights Star Trek and outlines All Access plans
Yesterday CBS corporation held its quarterly earnings call with investment advisors, and while he didn’t report any Star Trek news, CEO Leslie Moonves did talk a little bit about Discovery and the future of CBS All Access, outlining plans for the rest of the year.
The season finale of Star Trek: Discovery, the return of The Good Fight and big events like The Grammys led Q1 signups to be 100% year over year. Next month we’ll premiere our new drama Strange Angel from director and producer Ridley Scott. After that we will launch the psychological thriller from Kevin Williamson, called Tell Me a Story. We will also have the return of the Will Farrell comedy, No Activity. And in addition to all of this, our studio is producing a limited series for All Access called 8 Fights: The Life of Mohamed Ali, produced by Oscar-winner Morgan Freeman. And of course we will also have he highly anticipated reimagination of The Twilight Zone, from Academy Award-winner Jordan Peele.
Kwok-Choon hyped over Season 2 scripts
Actor Patrick Kwok-Choon (Lt. Rhys) didn’t have any spoilers to share, but wanted the world to know that the scripts he has seen from season two so far are so good. And, he got a little help with a Chris Pratt meme from Parks and Recreation.
these scripts are SO GOOD!!!
— Patrick Kwok-Choon (@KWOK_ROCK) May 2, 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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