Today it was revealed that there will be a Star Trek: Discovery panel at New York Comic-Con. We have details on that along with a look at the never-seen bridge of the USS Europa, plus more Discovery morsels to chew on.
Star Trek returning to NYCC with Ethan Peck and maybe Patrick Stewart too
CBS has announced they will be holding a Star Trek: Discovery panel at New York Comic-Con. The promo on social media indicates that attendees include Sonequa Martin-Green, Anson Mount, Anthony Rapp, Wilson Cruz, Shazad Latif, Mary Chieffo, and Doug Jones. Deadline is also reporting that Ethan Peck, recently announced as the new Spock on Discovery will also be there. The panel will be at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on October 6 at 4 PM ET.
This will likely be the last convention event for Discovery before the early 2019 premiere of season two, so it is possible NYCC will be used to make some new reveals, possibly even another trailer or clip. CBS brought new video with them to WonderCon in March and San Diego Comic-Con in July.
It could also be an opportunity for CBS to make some news about their other Star Trek shows in development, which Deadline also teases:
Like last year at NYCC, expect a surprise guest or two, such as maybe Sir Patrick Stewart, to join the Discovery crew and producers. The group plans to talk not only about the upcoming second season but the legacy and expansion of the Gene Roddenberry created franchise on CBS All Access – which would be perfect for Next Generation alum as his new All Access Trekverse series gets in gear.
Last year at NYCC, CBS surprised fans by having Michelle Yeoh join the panel and announce her return to the show (see full TrekMovie report).
More Disco Bits
Here are more Star Trek: Discovery-related bits of interest
Discovery’s editor raves about new Spock
— Scott Gamzon, ACE 🏳️🌈 (@ScottGamzon) September 5, 2018
A look at the USS Europa bridge
Season one writer Kemp Powers was inspired by the release of the Eaglemoss USS Europa (Nimitz-class) model to reveal more about the ship only seen from the outside in the two-part pilot. On Twitter, Kemp revealed: “When I worked on Star Trek: Discovery, Admiral Anderson’s ship was my favorite, largely because of the bridge and captain’s chair (which sadly, never made it into the show).” He shared some concept art for the ship’s bridge.
The Klingon heart revealed
Discovery creature designer Neville page continues to reveal more of the behind-the-scenes work on the show, with his latest offerings related to Klingon anatomy.
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In the spirit of recent responses to bullying and having a heart….here is a heart. Specifically, a Klingon heart. Seen in season one during a surgical procedure, this heart is based on the canon that Klingons have redundant/double organs. Rather than just mirror a heart, I thought it biologically appropriate to supercharge the Klingon heart. This “second” heart (on the right) acts as an overdrive pump when more oxygenation of blood is required and thus facilitating greater success in battle. I included an NOS (nitrous oxide system) booster on that second heart (seen at the lower center of the image) in the form of an additional adrenaline gland. Excite a Klingon and…well…good luck with that😉 @startrek @startrekcbs @zbrushatpixologic @foundrymodo @gentlegiantltd #klingon #scifi #surgery #heart #nos #nitrousoxide #anatomy #medical
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The way to a mans heart is through his stomach. The way to a Klingons? Through their chest. In the surgery scene, we needed a “chest spreader” to crack open the torso in order to access the heart. In keeping with the notion that the Klingons are evolved aestheticians and have an eye for design, I went with the basic functional needs of a spreading device and embellished it with flourishes of their aesthetic propensities as well as iconography of past great Klingon surgeons. I utilized a lot of the established Torchbearer form language but stayed true to the needs of utility regarding pivots, access, even labeling (as seen in the first image). It is very much inspired by ancient and antique medical tools in that they were very ornamental. The materials were intentionally to echo that as well with the precious metals and carved bone (from an exotic alien beast, no doubt). @startrek @startrekcbs @keyshot3d @zbrushatpixologic @foundrymodo @gentlegiantltd @3dsystems @artcenteredu #klingon #surgery #medical #openheart #design #industrialdesign #medicaldesign
Toronto family photo
Anson Mount stopped to snap a pic of the Discovery cast backstage at last weekend’s Fan Expo Canada panel (see TrekMovie report).
Discovery making the lists
Discovery bridge officer actors Emily Coutts (Lt. Detmer) and Ronnie Rowe Jr. (Lt. Bryce) are on The Hollywood Reporter’s new list of Canada’s Rising Stars for 2018.
Star Trek: Discovery is ranked 4th for TV Guide’s list of the best reboots and revivals of 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.
The first season of Star Trek: Discovery will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on November 13th.
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