Watch: Reno And Stamets Face Off In ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Clip From “An Obol For Charon”

Before this week’s episode “An Obel for Charon” debuts, we have some fun diversions for you while you wait.

Teases for tonight’s episode

IGN got an exclusive clip of the interplay between the USS Discovery’s lovable curmudgeon Stamets and guest character Reno (Tig Notaro).

In addition, actor Doug Jones shared an image from the episode, noting it is going to be “very emotional.”

The Star Trek: Discovery writers’ room also got in on the action,  giving us a glimpse of some greenery from tonight’s episode.

Behind the scenes on “Point of Light”

Executive producer and director of the episode Olatunde Osunsanmi has been sharing a wealth of tidbits on his social media. Here’s a couple of his latest from the filming of the episode, which aired last week.

L’Rell actress Mary Chieffo shared this moment on the set with her co-stars Kenneth Mitchell (who was also Kol in season one), Michelle Yeoh, and Shazad Latif.

Production design event this weekend

This weekend in Toronto, the Directors Guild of Ontario will host an event with many of the production design staff from Discovery.

Set designer Emilie Poulin spoke with the MPAA to promote the Toronto event. In it, she discusses how the engineering bay (Stamets’ lab) has been changed and customized a number of times for different uses, and goes in-depth about making Saru’s home planet of Kaminar both on location and on stage for Short Treks and an upcoming episode of Discovery season two.

On designing the huts of the Kelpiens’:

The structure we designed was a pair of 18 sided elliptical huts so, if you imagine 18 slices of 3-dimensional pie curving up to a circular peak. For the pattern of the facade, I took inspiration from Saru’s face. I loosely traced the geometry of his cheekbones, philtrum, and brow and then developed a series of iterations with them – extruded, stretched, and mirrored the linework until I came to a form that felt original and exuded the essence of the Kelpien race.

There’s more in the full article, it’s a quick read and worth your time if you like to know more about how a TV show is made.

Saru (Doug Jones) in “The Brightest Star” with a Kelpien hut in the background.

The Directors Guild of Ontario has teased the event on social media as well, showing off the designs for the Starfleet Shuttle seen in Discovery.

New CBS All Access campaign

Today CBS launched a new promotional campaign for CBS All Access, with the theme “It’s On.” This includes a video featuring Star Trek: Discovery star Sonequa Martin-Green talking about why you should sign up.

More fun Discovery cast social media posts

Anson Mount (Captain Pike) has spoken about his love of classic Trek and what a great time he had being directed by Jonathan Frakes. Mount teased their fun working relationship on Twitter.

As we discussed with special effects make-up supervisor James MacKinnon at the red carpet last month, Airiam not only got a new actress under the makeup, but they’ve taken time to tweak her look a bit. The new Airiam, actress Hannah Cheesman, posted her excitement for tonight’s episode with a nice side-by-side comparison.


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. “An Obol for Charon” will be released on All Access and Space on Thursday, February 7th, 2019, and on Netflix Friday, February 8th, 2019.

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Eric

We have been reminded again that Stamets is not the Chief Engineer! Still have not met that officer or the Chief Medical Officer. It will be interesting if we ever do!

To be fare, TNG had a different chief engineer every week during season 1.

Steph

I think Dr. Pollard is the CMO of Discovery. We see her a few times in this episode.

FLB

For the love of all that’s decent and holy…

More Tig. Please.

Denny C

I hear that. She steals every scene she’s in.

JonBuck

I’m glad she wasn’t just a one-episode wonder.

Lovable curmudgeon? Stamets spent a good part of last season being a prick, as I recall….

JonBuck

Just finished the episode. I won’t spoil. I’ll just say that it’s more inline with the first two episodes of the season in terms of Star Trek-ness.

DeanH

NO SPOILERS – Just finished watching and IMO it is more like TOS and TNG than what we saw last week. Even next week looks like they are going to continue with that theme, despite the return of some characters not previously associated with “seeking out new lifeforms” and “boldly going where no one has gone before”.

Jordan

Considering the spore drive is non-existent in trek the rest of trek canon, I guess she won this argument.

slider

We can only hope Discovery ends up as well…

Elrond

First impression of this episode: wonderful! The title now makes perfect sense. Lots of track laid.

Elrond

P.S. — wanted to add that the acting of Sonequa Martin-Green and Doug Jones this evening was exceptional.

Captain Robert April

Agreed, it was great character building. I thought they both did awesome!

GarySeven

I agree. First time I thought SMG’s acting wasn’t terrible. It was quite good in this episode. I didn’t know she had it in her and I’m glad to see it. She seems like such a lovely person from her interviews.
Doug Jines was wonderful as always. I was really upset they seemed to be killing off Saru, one of if not the best character on the show.

Andrew SD

This episode was so good! I don’t know where to start. I’m going to watch it again!

Luke Montgomery

AMAZING EPISODE! LOVED IT! CRAZY GOOD! CLASSIC TREK STORY AND VALUES! Just, wow. Wow. :)

Spiked Canon

Loved everything except THE WHOLE UNIVERSAL TRANSLATOR PART WAS BS. How does the universal translator affect your vocal chords. WTF. What did I miss?

JonBuck

I thought it translating what everyone else hears rather than what language they spoke. Notice it started with Linus in the conference room. And I was glad to see Linus again, too.

The universal translator itself is BS. Always has been, always will be. I don’t mind much; you’ve got to accept a certain amount of that kind of BS to watch sci-fi shows.

This verged on being too much for me, but since it was basically just a Macguffin I ended up being fine with it.

Joe

This episode. Just one word: Wow.

Ixley

Friendship, weird science, and tons of different interactions with different crew members.

Egads. This was such a fantastic episode.

GarySeven

Thank you for posting the info about the Discovery Event in Toronto. I will be there that evening and I just registered. Fun!

Markm

Loved this episode. I haven’t heard anyone mention how Pike said “Rip out every hologram projector out of the Enterprise “. With that and the spore drive mentions, it seems like they are really trying to satisfy the fans expectations.

Marja

Fanservice. JMHO.

A34

Those two should hookup.

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She sounds so bored reciting that technobabble.