It’s time to catch up again with what’s been happening with Star Trek: Discovery, starting with the final push for Emmy votes. We also have a bit of season 2 info, a look back at a season 1 reveal, and the chance that set tours may become possible.
Emmy voting ends today
Voting for Emmy nominations ends tonight, June 25th at 10 pm PT, as a couple of Star Trek: Discovery actors are quick to remind Academy members in some last-minute appeals via social media.
Emmy nominations will be announced on July 12th, which will kick off a new round of “For Your Consideration” promotions.
More makeup transformations
As part of the FYC promotions, CBS has been releasing some time-lapse videos, profiling the work of the makeup team (see previous report with Airiam video). In the last week they have released more videos, showing transformations of Doug Jones into Saru, Mary Chieffo into L’Rell and one for an Andorian.
They say it takes a village, and that is 100% accurate. Check out this video of #StarTrekDiscovery’s Saru being brought to life. #StarTrekFYC #CBSTVStudiosFYC— CBS TV Studios (@CBSTVStudios) June 21, 2018
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Ever wonder what it takes to become a Klingon? Check out the video below and find out! #StarTrekFYC #StarTrekDiscovery #CBSTVStudiosFYC— CBS TV Studios (@CBSTVStudios) June 15, 2018
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If you were wondering where the magic happens, it’s right here, and it takes hours. Major kudos to #StarTrekDiscovery’s prosthetics supervisor @jimmymackinnon for the Andorians he creates episode after episode. #StarTrekFYC #CBSTVStudiosFYC— CBS TV Studios (@CBSTVStudios) June 18, 2018
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Yeoh returns to Toronto
Late last week, actress Michelle Yeoh announced she had returned to Toronto, presumably for more work on Discovery. The bonus scene showed at WonderCon in the Spring revealed that Yeoh’s exiled Mirror Universe Emperor had been recruited into Section 31. Since production started in April on the second season, Yeoh has been in Toronto in early May and late June, which indicates she may appear in at least a couple of the early episodes of the upcoming season.
Hiding the Lorca reveal behind Voqler
Before it was announced that Aaron Harberts had been let go as co-showrunner for Discovery, Vulture posted a look at some of TV’s big plot twists, which included some comments from Harberts. The now-former Discovery executive producer talked about how the Voq/Tyler twist was a bit of distraction from the big twist that Lorca was actually evil Lorca:
By the time we got into the mirror universe, then it became a lot more dangerous in terms of treading on things that could expose the character. So you’ll find that in episodes 10 and 11, we actually sort of sidelined Lorca a bit. The other thing that we did is, knowing that [the Lorca twist] was our biggie, that was the one that we really wanted to protect, then you sprinkle in other twists along the way, so the audience can go, “Hey, we’re onto this show.” In particular, like, the Tyler/Voq reveal [an apparently human character is actually a Klingon], which the audience was onto early. That ended up distracting them in a lot of ways, so they weren’t looking at Lorca.
Discovery set tours?
We round out today’s Discovery update with the tantalizing possibility that you may someday be able to visit the USS Discovery. In an interview earlier this month with Toronto’s Star, Randy Lennox, the president of Bell Media, who recently purchased Pinewood Studios where Discovery is produced, suggested that they may start offering tours:
“Our ambitions are huge for this…It would absolutely be a dream for me. We didn’t buy Pinewood to keep it the way it is. There is so much potential. People are always intrigued at what happens behind the scenes. Maybe you can go on the Star Trek: Discovery set and then go take your picture in the transporter room. We can do that.”
Of course, there is no indication that the generally secretive CBS is on board with this plan, but one can always hope.
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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