Mary Wiseman Talks Pike, Spock And More About ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 2

We hope we get a better look at Star Trek: Discovery season two on Saturday as part of the New York Comic Con panel. But before the big event, we have some teases of the second season from actresses Mary Wiseman (Tilly) and Jayne Brook (Admiral Cornwell) as well as a look at how Short Treks actress Yadira Helena Guevara Prip was transformed for “Runaway.”

Wiseman teases Discovery season two

Mary Wiseman spoke with a few entertainment sites to promote her Short Treks episode “Runaway,” which debuted Thursday night. In addition to talking about the short, she also dropped a few hints about the second season, which is currently in production.

Speaking to CNET, Wiseman had this to say about Anson Mount and his portrayal of Captain Pike:

“Just by him being a Starfleet captain we know is a good guy, that lends a different quality to the show,” says Wiseman. “It’s really nice to have fresh blood in the show just to see how different people approach it, what qualities they bring into our story — just by being in the show they will change the atmosphere.”

However, when it came to the introduction of Spock, Wiseman remained tightlipped on if she even has scenes with him, only saying:

“I will say Ethan Peck is an excellent Spock!”

“I can’t imagine how it would be to play [Spock],” she says, admitting it’s freeing to be playing a character new to Discovery. “I don’t have that external pressure of living up to an incredible legacy like Leonard Nimoy or anybody else.”

And speaking to IGN Wisman sought to clarify Tilly moving to Starfleet’s command program at the end the first season, saying:

“And I think also, the command training program, which is a huge … a huge success for her at the end of Season 1, is a point of confusion. How does she be a part of this command training program, and also follow her own values? You know, how does she live up to that, get the support that she needs to continue on that path, and kind of succeed to the best of her ability? This is really important to her, so she’s gonna take it really, really seriously, and it’s gonna be a big part of her life from now on.”

Tilly was determined to get into the command program from early on.

Admiral Cornwell on the set!

We knew actress Jayne Brook would be back as fan favorite Admiral Cornwell in Season 2. Today the actress tweeted that she’s back in Toronto, with a photo of her trailer. The production just finished episode 9, so presumably, she’ll be appearing in episode 10, although we expect Cornwell appears earlier in the season as well.

Pike prefers Disco lunches to Talos IV

In the last few weeks Anson Mount has been keeping the world apprised to the lunches being served to the Star Trek: Discovery cast. We were particularly amused by his Tuesday update.

Watch Short Treks “Runaway” alien transformation

“Runaway” actress Yadira Helena Guevara Prip who plays the alien “Po” quietly posted an Instagram video of herself getting prepared for the makeup back in June, when the mini-episode was filmed. We didn’t know her name until just this week, so it went unnoticed until now.

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I can’t believe that I get paid to do this. I am blessed beyond comprehension. I am so grateful for this life I lead; eternally grateful for the people who support me and the ancestors that paved the way so that I may answer the creative call within, unencumbered. Everywhere I turn there is some bountiful blessing to be thankful for. From the simplest of things, a tree flower in full bloom, to this complex hunk of meat my consciousness inhabits- all of it comes from the magical Source. I don’t know how to reconcile the beauty and the abundance in my life with the needless suffering I see happening in the world. I understand we are meant to suffer so that we may know what pure joy truly is: we come to this earth to earn the knowledge of duality. Suffering is inevitable, loved ones get sick, we feel the pain of existence, tornadoes and hurricanes rush through our lives inviting tumult and instability with the inexpressibly valuable reminder of the ever-presence of Death. Like burning trees in the forest, suffering makes for fertile soil. We change, we adapt, we become stronger. But why put children in cages? Is there not enough suffering? Must we add sadism and malevolence to the pain and suffering that comes inherently to all living things? How do we stand tall when our brothers, our sisters, our children are being cut at the knees by those charged with the task of protecting us? The soil that sustains us is being poisoned, perverted by our very own hand. As I bask in my blessings, grateful to the very core of my being, a question pulls and pushes the blood through my veins. What am I here for?

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Reminder: Discovery NYCC panel Saturday Afternoon

We can expect a lot more news about season two at the Star Trek: Discovery panel at New York Comic-Con on Saturday. On hand will be executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin along with much of the cast: Sonequa Martin-Green, Anson Mount, Anthony Rapp, Wilson Cruz, Shazad Latif, Mary Chieffo, Ethan Peck, and Doug Jones. Actress Rebecca Romijn will moderate the panel which will be at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on October 6 at 4 PM ET.

TrekMovie has a team at NYCC and we will be reporting live via @TrekMovie on Twitter. We expect it will also be streamed live and we will share that here on the site. Following the panel, we will have a recap as well as posting any new videos or images released. We will also be conducting interviews with the panelists after they come off stage.


Star Trek: Discovery is available in the USA on CBS All Access. It airs in Canada on Space and streams on CraveTV. It is available on Netflix everywhere else.

Star Trek: Short Treks will be available in the USA on CBS All Access. It will air in Canada on Space and stream on CraveTV.

Keep up with all the Star Trek: Discovery news at TrekMovie.

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Mary Wiseman will end up with an Emmy for her work on Discovery. It’s when, not if.

Land O'Calrissian

Honestly, I see no chance of that happening. Star Trek’s actors never win Emmys, and there are many who are more qualified than she is. I mean no disrespect to Wiseman, of course–but if outstanding actors like Patrick Stewart, Avery Brooks, Rene Auberjonois, and Robert Picardo haven’t picked up Emmys, then Wiseman doesn’t stand a chance. Heck, she’s not even the best actor in the cast of Discovery.

ML31

Not a chance in hell. The best ST TV actor by far was Stewart. (including everyone on STD) And he only got nominated in his final season. Nimoy was nominated for two (or was it all 3? I can’t recall) seasons. And I believe that was it for Emmys and ST acting.

Po is so hot!!!

Sorry, that was disrespectful. I meant to say Queen Po is so hot!!!

Land O'Calrissian

I prefer Tinky-Winky and Dipsy.

Gary 8.5

I hope that we see Po again.

Jlestr

With her ability to cloak, she will join section 31

Marja

Not as a queen of her planet. I forsee interesting conflict-filled negotiations for dilithium from her planet though.