Production on the second season of Star Trek: Discovery continues, and today we wrap up bits and pieces about the show for the week, starting with a fun video courtesy of the newest cast member.
Watch Anson Mount get coiffed into Captain Pike
This afternoon Anson Mount shared a video on Twitter showing him getting styled as Captain Pike. While Mount was briefly seen from behind in the production start teaser released two weeks ago, this is the first look at his Pike hairdo from the front.
— Anson Mount (@ansonmount) May 11, 2018
We have put together a little comparison picture of Mount’s look and Jeffrey Hunter from “The Cage.”
Mount’s Trek meme get Shatner’s attention
Speaking of Mount, the actor continues continues to use Star Trek memes on Twitter including making trending topic jokes or even when talking Hockey. On Monday when he used a classic Kirk GIF to lament his early call time on set, he got the attention of the original Kirk himself.
Shatner’s reply started an exchange between the two with some fun banter between the captains.
So he’s playing a red shirt?🤔 https://t.co/CMN4TtYKLN— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) May 7, 2018
Shatner has been briefed on Disco
Of course William Shatner is a very busy with his appearances, acting and music. So, it is no surprise he still has not had time to catch up on Star Trek: Discovery, but in a new interview, Shatner says he is being kept up to speed on it:
“I haven’t watched [Discovery]. My people are trying to educate me about that so I don’t look stupid about things I’m supposed to know.”
Yeoh back in Toronto
Actress Michelle Yeoh has returned to Toronto, home of Star Trek: Discovery’s production. Yeoh sent out a photo on Instagram over the weekend showing the nice weather and proclaiming it was good to be back. Yeoh’s character of former Emperor Georgiou of the Mirror Universe was last seen in the season one “bonus scene,” being recruited into Section 31. It’s not known that she is in Toronto for Discovery, but this could indicate that she may be appearing as early as the second episode.
On Tuesday Mary Chieffo (L’Rell) also tweeted out that she was traveling, possibly also on her way to Toronto. It was previously reported that she would be shooting for Discovery in May, so it is possible she may appear in the second or third episode of the series.
Makeup veteran finally gets Frakes’ autograph
James MacKinnon is a Trek makeup veteran, who has been part of the makeup crews on TNG, DS9, Star Trek: First Contact, and Star Trek (2009), and of course currently works on Discovery. MacKinnon posted on Instagram that he finally got director Jonathan Frakes’ autograph on the memento the cast and crew got when First Contact wrapped filming.
21 Years ago I got this wrap gift from @jonathansfrakes on Star Trek First Contact.. 21 Years later I Finally got him to sign my Borgafied badge… not that I planed this 😏but he’s directing this episode of Star Trek Discovery season 2 🖖🏼 #makeupfx #prostheticmakeup #startrekdiscovery #startrek #makeup #borgs #makeupfx #klingons #wrapgift #startrekfirstcontact
Fan photoshop of the week: Disco crew with new Enterprise outfits
Trek fan Clark Crawford has photoshopped the uniforms in the season one finale promo image of the Discovery bridge crew into the style we saw teased in the season 2 production video for the USS Enterprise crew.
I expect the Discovery crew is keeping their established uniforms, but I took a shot at the Enterprise uniforms. They look quite dapper; ready for strange new worlds. #StarTrekDiscovery #StarTrek pic.twitter.com/Aeqed4Ram7— Clark Crawford (@ClarkGab_le) May 9, 2018
Sirtis & Wiseman selfie
Mary Wiseman shared her own photo with Marina Sirtis from her set visit last week on Instagram.
Writer Ted Sullivan dukes it out with cardboard
Writer/Producer Ted Sullivan tweeted out a funny photo of him pretending to be mad at the cardboard standee of Paul Stamets (Anthony Rapp). Pulling a Rodney Dangerfield about how the writers get no respect.
Anthony Rapp of course replied feigning ignorance like he’s a big shot movie star
I’m sorry, Ted WHO? 😜😜😜— Anthony Rapp (@albinokid) May 9, 2018
Throwback to Klingon rehearsals
Mary Chieffo (L’Rell) tweeted a throwback video of herself, along with Shazad Latif (Voq), and Kenneth Mitchel (Kol), practicing their Klingon dialog on the Sarcophagus ship set.
#tbt rehearsing S1Ep4 w/ fellow Klingons @shazad @MrKenMitchell our magical director @CenterWillHold & beautiful dialect coach @reanolan (cinematic coverage of the sarcophagus ship by none other than @jasonsfolly) #ripsarcophagusship #TeamKlingon @StarTrek @startrekcbs 🖤😈🖤 pic.twitter.com/htiOJmpnUW— Mary Chieffo (@marythechief) May 10, 2018
Congrats to Dr. Doug Jones
Doug Jones (Saru) was awarded an honorary doctorate in Humanities last week from the mid-west university Judson University.
As of May 5th, you may now refer to me as "Dr. Doug Jones." Heartfelt thanks to @JudsonU for this humbling honor to be awarded an honorary PhD in Humanities.— Doug Jones (@actordougjones) May 8, 2018
(Swipe/click to see pics with Judson President @gcrumejr & family, Mrs. Laurie, my brother Tommy and sister-in-law Terri) pic.twitter.com/nFxeUr0vuI
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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