Tonight, Star Trek: Discovery returns with the 11th episode of the season, “Perpetual Infinity.” To get you ready we have gathered all the bits of Discovery news from around the web. We also have a clip confirming that Jett Reno will be back for one of the final four episodes.
Reno needs medical attention
Tig Notaro was a guest last night on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert where she talked about playing engineer Jett Reno on Star Trek: Discovery. The popular character has only been seen in two episodes so far this season, but Tig brought a clip revealing Reno will be back, although she didn’t say if the clip is from tonight’s episode or one of the final three. Watch Notaro’s appearance and the clip below.
Are you ready for “Perpetual Infinity”?
The preview images for tonight’s episode featured a shot of Nhan firing her phaser. Actress Rachael Ancheril offered some inside info on Twitter regarding shooting “Perpetual Infinity,” revealing she injured her phasering hand the morning she needed it most.
Before a certain shooting day a certain actor slammed their hand in a drawer and yelled out “Noooo!! Not my phaser fire hand!” (?) 😳😬😂 random lines when working on #StarTrekDiscovery #cmdrnhan #reportingforduty #nospoilers 💕 Happy watching this week! pic.twitter.com/J1ERE10uzn
— Rachael Ancheril (@RachaelAncheril) March 28, 2019
The admiral has a question, hopefully tonight’s episode has some answers.
— Star Trek: Discovery (@startrekcbs) March 28, 2019
More cast Q&A
CBS and Netflix have released more clips of the Discovery cast answering fan questions. In the first one, Anson Mount gives an interesting answer to whether he ever sought advice from his old Hell on Wheels co-star Colm Meaney (TNG and DS9’s Chief O’Brien).
— Star Trek: Discovery (@startrekcbs) March 26, 2019
And in this second clip, Ethan Peck talks about what he learned from watching Leonard Nimoy’s portrayal of Spock.
Costumer talks season three
In an interview with Slashflilm, Discovery costume designer Gersha Phillips talks about how they want to keep Discovery as a “separate entity” and not replicate the look for TOS:
How do you think the uniforms will advance into Season 3? Will they get closer to the ‘60s uniforms and explain how Starfleet went into a mod period?
I think that we have to look at it as a separate entity. [W]e can’t keep rehashing the ‘60s version because then it starts to look dated. If you’re saying we have to go into the future, we have to go into the future. I’ve always had that idea about Discovery and Star Trek.
I really feel the original Star Trek was so groundbreaking and so many technologies–like the Motorola flip phone–evolved from what they were working with. I feel like if we don’t allow us to do that, to take some giant leaps forward as opposed to looking back.
I agree that there’s a lot of nostalgia and a lot of merit in the first one, but I feel like the time to break it off a little bit and allow us to do something new and different, because otherwise we won’t be able to do something different, like the new iPad or other new technologies [like] the fabrics we have today, the tech fabrics and all the ways we dress…The spirit of Star Trek is about going boldly where no one has gone before. So to me, rehashing the same thing over and over for nostalgia’s sake doesn’t make much sense to me, you know what I mean?…Let’s push it forward. Let’s come up with the next [thing], something great, something cool, something futuristic.
Behind the scenes on “The Red Angel”
Airiam actress Hannah Cheesman shared a video of her last day on set for the filming of the funeral scene in “The Red Angel,” where she was presented with the Federation flag from Airiam’s coffin, signed by the cast and crew.
BTS my LAST-last day on set. Sweet lil vid — it was @SonequaMG ‘s idea! @ansonmount @albinokid @SaraMitich @couttsemily @OyinOladejo @KWOK_ROCK @ronnierowejr @may_wise @shazad @wcruz73 @ethangpeck @RachaelAncheril @jonathansfrakes @startrekcbs @CBSAllAccess #LLAP #allstartrek pic.twitter.com/im6tR049Ne
— Hannah Cheesman (@HannahCheesman) March 25, 2019
The official CBS Star Trek Twitter account shared some photos of director Hanelle Culpepper on the set of last week’s episode “The Red Angel.”
Last week's episode was directed by the incredibly talented @Hillview798. We can't wait to see what she does with the untitled @StarTrek Jean-Luc Picard series! #StarTrekFamily #StarTrekDiscovery pic.twitter.com/RbgbpPZmc0
— Star Trek: Discovery (@startrekcbs) March 28, 2019
Ethan Peck also posted a behind-the-scenes photo of himself from Essof IV.
Prop and costume specialists Walter Klassen FX shared some of the components they made for the EV suits, which were used in “The Red Angel” and have been seen throughout the second season.
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Suiting up Spock. EV suits were an extensive collaboration between Star Trek Discovery’s Costumes and Props and our Mold, Costumes, Paint and Electronics Departments. #walterklassen #startrekdiscovery #startrek #startrekcosplay #filmprops #movieprops #props #costumes #wardrobe #bts #behindthescenes #spock #filmset #cosplay
More fun from social media
L’Rell actress Mary Chieffo posted a fun photo of with Ethan Peck, Anthony Rapp and Shazad Latif, joking that it looks like they are all on some CW show (and tagging her mom).
— Mary Chieffo (@marythechief) March 25, 2019
Martin-Green joins ‘Space Jam 2,’ Rapp joins ‘Scrap’
With Discovery on hiatus until the summer, the cast is keeping busy. This includes Sonequa Martin-Green, who has been cast to star opposite LeBron James in Space Jam 2. According to Variety, Martin-Green will play James’ wife in the follow-up to the 1996 basketball live-action/animated comedy. Also, Blackfilm reports that Martin-Green has been cast in Holiday Rush, a Christmas film for Netflix.
And in other casting news, Deadline is reporting that Anthony Rapp will star alongside Vivian Kerr in the feature film drama Scrap, based on a short starring Rapp and Kerr, which she also wrote.
How to watch “Perpetual Infinity”
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.
“Perpetual Infinity” will be released on All Access on Thursday, March 28th, 2019 at 8:30 pm ET/5:30 pm PT. It will air on Space at 8:00 pm ET/5:00 pm PT on the same night. It will be available on Netflix the next morning, Friday, March 29th, 2019.
Keep up with all the Star Trek: Discovery news at TrekMovie.