Today we catch up with some news about Star Trek: Discovery, starting off with a few Canadian bits.
Sonequa sees Star Trek parallel at iHeartRadio Awards in Toronto
Last night, Sonequa Martin-Green was at the iHeart Radio MMVA Awards in Toronto, broadcast on CTV. While on the red carpet, she was asked by CTV what it was like for her to make history as the first woman of color to lead a Star Trek series, to which she said:
It makes me cry. It’s incredible. It is such a deep honor and I feel that stories have a duty to do what we are doing, which Star Trek has always done. And so I just consider it such an honor and blessing and God is good.
On stage, Martin-Green drew a parallel between Star Trek and the city of Toronto where the show is produced. When asked what she had discovered about the city, saying:
I love Toronto. It is really similar to New York City. It is a fantastic city. It is a perfect example of the diverse world we are creating on our show. Star Trek has a legacy of inclusivity. And every day we play characters that are not just from different planets, but also different sexual orientations, different genders, and different races. And it’s not just science fiction, right? This is the world that we live in. And loving each other, as we are, is how we win. I look out at all of you beautiful, multi-cultural crowd and now, more than anything, representation matters.
Discovery headed to Fan Expo
Speaking of things happening in Canada, the Space Channel has announced they will be holding a Star Trek: Discovery panel at this weekend’s Fan Expo Canada in Toronto. On the panel will be Sonequa Martin-Green (Michael Burnham), Doug Jones (Saru), Anthony Rapp (Paul Stamets), Mary Wiseman (Sylvia Tilly), Shazad Latif (Voq/Ash Tyler), and Anson Mount (Christopher Pike). It will take place on Saturday, September 1 at 3:00 pm ET in Room 106.
Frakes back on set
In case you missed it, last Thursday Star Trek: The Next Generation star and periodic Discovery director shared one of his signature “Where am I now?” tweets, this time from the bridge of the USS Discovery, alongside Doug Jones as Saru.
Where am I now? pic.twitter.com/d65YcRIxCV
— Jonathan Frakes (@jonathansfrakes) August 24, 2018
As previously reported, Frakes is directing two episodes of Discovery this season. Frakes directed the second episode of Discovery’s season in May. In July Frakes also fit directing an episode of The Orville in between his two stints behind the camera on Discovery.
Torchbearer details revealed
Star Trek: Discovery creature designer Neville Page has been using his Instagram over the last few days to share a lot of details about the Klingon torchbearer suit. Today he put up a slide show which included some behind-the-scenes shots.
The intricate details about this suit go well beyond anything you could have seen on screen in the one episode in which it appeared. Yesterday Page showed that these details even extended to the soles of the boots.
Who says Klingons have no sole?🤪 In the world of film and tv, rarely do you design the sole of a shoe…for obvious reasons. But, since this was an EV suit, the Torchbearer, I felt that there may be an opportunity to see it. Honestly, if we were to never see it on camera, I still felt obliged to design it. #footwear #spaceboot @ancientaliens_ @gentlegiantltd @star_trek_discovery_fandom @startrek @startrekcbs @tsoukalos #klingon #ancientaliens #asia #middleeast #design #culture #helmet #armor @zbrushatpixologic #zbrush @3dsystems
Page also talked about the design process and described even more of the intricate details on the Torchbearer suit last year at Star Trek Las Vegas 2017, which you can read more about in our article.
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.
The first season of Star Trek: Discovery will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on November 13th.
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