It’s time once again to round up interesting tidbits of Star Trek: Discovery related goings on in the last week or so.
Saturn Award red carpet interviews
Mary Chieffo and Kenneth Mitchel were presenters on Wednesday night for the Saturn Awards, where Discovery took home a couple of awards.
SyFy Wire caught up with the Klingon duo at the awards. They asked them what it takes to play a Klingon:
“Well, I think it takes a lot of stamina,” said Chieffo. “They’re intense days with the prosthetics, the armor, the language. It’s just a lot that you have to stay focused and breathe.”
“Patience comes to mind too, and tenacity, learning the language and patience doing the prosthetics for long hours” said Mitchell. “And in terms of embodying a Klingon, honor comes to mind, a real sense of honor.”
“Honor, loyalty, and duty, that’s the tIq ghob, which is that Klingon symbol that we all can see. Those are the three tiers, so that pretty much covers it,” added Chieffo.
Wrath of Khan a favorite for the Klingon actors
Red Carpet Report caught up with the pair and asked about their favorite Trek movies:
Ken Mitchell: “Mine is the kind of the standard one [that most fans would say], I really like The Wrath of Khan.”
Mary Chieffo: “Yeah I like that [TWOK], I also really like The Undiscovered Country, which was a source of inspiration for Discovery in a lot of ways. A lot of those themes with the Klingons and the Federation.”
The two also said they went to one of the recent Wrath of Khan theatrical screenings.
You can see even more from Ken and Mary in this interview video from Red Carpet Report.
Wilson Cruz hypes season two, loves late hours, resists fan attempts to get spoilers
Wilson Cruz took to social media to say how excited he was with the new season of Discovery. He also doesn’t seem to mind the long days when he’s making compelling TV.
Get into it now, kids, because we are coming for you hard, Season 2! 🖖🏽✊🏽https://t.co/Wmh7w04yYR
— Wilson Cruz (@wcruz73) June 28, 2018
It’s 230am on a Friday night. I LOVE my job. No, really… I LOVE IT! #Magic
— Wilson Cruz (@wcruz73) June 30, 2018
A fan on Twitter was hoping to get Cruz to reveal something about season 2, to no avail.
🤣Nice try, though!
— Wilson Cruz (@wcruz73) June 28, 2018
Make-A-Wish goes to the Klingons
Indiewire reports that a young fan battling Cystic Fibrosis named Easton was given a special Klingon experience by the Make-A-Wish foundation and Alchemy Studios (the studio run by Discovery alien designers Glenn Hetrick and Neville Page). Discovery prosthetic effects department head Glenn Hetrick and makeup artist Jason Hamer gave him an official Klingon makeover.
Kenneth Mitchell (Kol) chimed in to say he’s honored to have Easton as part of Klingon family
Never have I been so honored to have someone join the House of Kor. Easton, you fill our hearts. Thank you to @MakeAWish & @glenn_hetrick & @CBSTVStudios for making this happen. QAVAN #StarTrekDiscovery #Klingonhttps://t.co/YGcxlWQPEZ
— Kenneth Mitchell (@MrKenMitchell) June 26, 2018
Marin Sirtis hints at Discovery again
As we previously reported, Sirtis was up in Toronto and paid a visit to the set when Jonathan Frakes was up directing episode two of season two. She hinted again last week on Twitter.
— Marina Sirtis (@Marina_Sirtis) June 16, 2018
Discovery‘s editor shares behind-the-scene tidbits
One of the show’s editors, Scott Gamzon has been sharing little bits of info about the editing Season 1 of Discovery on Twitter. Here are a few notable bits about the process of editing in sound effects.
— Scott Gamzon, ACE 🏳️🌈 (@ScottGamzon) June 24, 2018
The lovely “retro” ding that you hear when food is ready in the mess hall on Discovery was originally a “temp” sound fx my assistant cut in during the editing process of 114. Never thought they would keep it, but it’s now part of our sound design. #startrekdiscovery #DiscoEditors pic.twitter.com/tvxvE7czbZ
— Scott Gamzon, ACE 🏳️🌈 (@ScottGamzon) June 29, 2018
Duff already on the job
The Discovery writer’s room tweeted out a photo of the writing staff earlier this week, and in it was newly appointed executive producer and overseer of the writer’s room, James Duff, even before his official announcement on Friday.
The Discovery writing staff is taking the #OneVidaAtATime challenge and donating to @RAICESTEXAS to #EndFamilySeparation. “May we never find space so vast, planets so cold, heart and mind so empty that we cannot fill them with love and warmth.” (Dagger of the Mind) pic.twitter.com/H8447p0duo
— Star Trek Writers (@StarTrekRoom) June 26, 2018
Cosplay of the week
An excellent Mirror Burnham costume by London cosplayer Kisa Watton has been making the rounds on social media.
— Carlos Adama (@Carlos_Adama) June 20, 2018
— Fia (@madame_fifi) May 31, 2018
"We see something we don't understand and immediately cast judgement? Maybe it's lost. Maybe it's afraid to show its whole self."
— Kisa Watton (@Kizuki_Cosplay) May 29, 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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