Star Trek: Discovery stars and producers walked the red carpet last week in New York to celebrate the premiere of season two. We continue to bring you interviews from the event.
We were able to briefly speak to composer Jeff Russo–due to the nature of the hectic red carpet, we only got a short time with him.
The Star Trek; Short Treks are all so different. How did you approach each one?
I approached each one independently. I needed to look at what the story was, and sort of take it for what it is. Except for the one that takes place a thousand years in the future [“Calypso”], which we sort of – I didn’t know what to do, I was like, ‘Well how am I going to treat this? Am I going to still keep us in the same sort of world, am I going to try to make it a little different?’ But then there was the whole dance sequence with the hologram—or the AI or whatever you want to call her—and I found it really interesting to try to do something a little different.
Especially, we were just talking about in the Mudd episode [“The Escape Artist”], where Alex was like, ‘How do we get Disco involved?’ I did a new main title for the Trek shorts, and I thought, ‘Well, how do I make the Trek short main title for just that one, like do a Disco thing, and how do I bring that back at the end?’ And it was fun, I mean, I don’t really get to do that kind of thing on Trek, so, you know, doing that was very—and when I watched it back I was like, ‘Okay, so I think this is great. This is either really wrong, or, we’re all just thinking at a really really super high level.’ And I’d like to think that it’s that. I’d like to think that we ended up being in the right place, because it felt right to me.
More from the season 2 premiere
Our interviews with Jeff Russo and James MacKinnon posted today are the final two of our coverage from the coverage of the season 2 red carpet premiere in NYC. Check out all of our interviews here.
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 second season debuted on All Access and Space on Thursday, January 17th, 2019, and on Netflix January 18, 2019.
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