UPDATED: CBS has provided us with higher resolution versions of the images first shown in Entertainment Weekly. The images were also confirmed to come from the first episode of the second season of Discovery.
The special San Diego Comic-Con issue of Entertainment Weekly has a number of exclusive images from upcoming TV shows and movies, including two from the second season of Star Trek: Discovery, along with some commentary from star Sonequa Martin-Green.
Burnam on the Enterprise
The first image shows Sonequa Martin-Green as Michael Burnham in a corridor from the USS Enterprise, entering a room.
Martin-Green also talks about the second season, saying:
I can tell you that it’s going to be phenomenal,” she says with a laugh.
First things first: Yes, we’ll meet Captain Pike–to be played by Anson Mount (Hell on Wheels)–and climb aboard the USS Enterprise, as teased in the season 1 finale.
“Beyond that, we’re really going to be digging into family,” says Martin-Green, including the complicated roots of her character Michael Burnham, a human raised on Vulcan by Spock’s parents.
“A lot of questions are going to be raised; some are going to be answered,” she says coyly.
The caption in EW for the above image reads “Sonequa Martin-Green as Michael Burnham on the bridge of the Enterprise.” However, it is possible EW doesn’t have that right. The image looks more like Martin-Green coming into a room from a corridor. It appears more likely to be the reverse shot of Burnham entering room 3F (believed to be Spock’s quarters), as seen in the start of production video earlier in the spring.
The second image features a new alien science officer played by David Benjamin Tomlinson. UPDATE: New higher resolution image.
As we suspected from our analysis of the start of production preview, this confirms Discovery has a new take on the Saurian species. Sonequa Martin-Green confirms this with EW saying:
“His name is Linus, and he’s a Saurian,” says Martin-Green. “We’ve seen his species before, so I’m excited to see if [fans] can pinpoint just exactly where.”
Perhaps best known for their famed Saurian Brandy, the Saurian species was portrayed by a background character in Star Trek: The Motion Picture.
More to come at SDCC in one week
On Friday July 20th CBS is holding a big Star Trek: Discovery panel in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con, along with other promotions at SDCC. We expect more reveals at that event.
CBS also sent out this animated promo today as part of the hype.
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