Watch: Tig Notaro Brings New ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Jett Reno Clip To Colbert

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.

The admiral has a question, hopefully tonight’s episode has some answers.

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).

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 SlashflilmDiscovery 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.

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.”

Ethan Peck also posted a behind-the-scenes photo of himself from Essof IV.

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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.

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).

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.

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Professor Spock

Wow, she is still on the show. I thought she was gone for good. Tig Notaro needs to be in more episodes often. I like her character. Very funny, smart, and charming individual.

DIGINON

I’ve read somewhere that her schedule kept her from filming more Discovery episodes. Apparently, she does a lot of shows which doesn’t leave a lot of time to go up to Canada and shoot her guest spots.

I'm Dead Jim

Lol! Peck’s stance in that behind the scenes on Essof IV photo makes him look like an action figure. Imagine the Star Trek:Discovery Essof IV Play Set!

Andrew SD

Great idea.

I'm Dead Jim

I would love to hear Colm Meaney drunk talking about Star Trek! Missed opportunity, Anson!

Andrew SD

I love Tig Notaro’s dry wit as much as I love a dry red wine and that’s a lot. I’m glad we’ll see her again this session. I hope she now knows how good she is on the show and won’t be asking for a reduced part anymore.

ML31

Good to see that Reno is still there. Too bad she was used in such a limited fashion. She’s so much more interesting than everyone else around her.

The comment about the costuming just caused me to do a facepalm. If you want to reinvent, then just say it’s a reboot! Or set it further down the line. A prequel doesn’t get the luxury of completely changing everything! One can only hope this ship is thrown forward in time.

2278

I agree, giant let down with the costumes. I was hoping we’d get to see more gold, red and blue. Turns out they were just a tease.

Professor Spock

ML31 I’m happy to see her again. By the way, I didn’t find Game of Thrones on Netflix. Maybe you don’t live in America. I’m getting HBO anyway regardless.

ML31

Prof Spock, I’m in California. I’ve watched every season of Game of Thrones through my Netflix subscription. If you can’t, maybe it’s you who doesn’t have the right kind of subscription?

Spiked Canon

they always said it was re-imaged.

ML31

Re-imagined does not mean it’s prime. It means it’s redone. Burton’s Planet of the Apes was not Charlton Heston’s PotA. It wasn’t a reboot, either. It was “re-imagined.”

Danpaine

Seriously ML, what a horrible statement from the costume designer. I guess the term ‘prequel’ is not in Gersha’s vocabulary. SMH. Alternate universe…

Michael Hall

Yeah, have to agree with you there. From the band-uniform flourishes to those goofy collars, the only thing I like about these uniforms is the new take on the Starfleet insignia. Not a deal-breaker for me, but I got the impression that Bryan Fuller wanted to go with something much more faithful to the look of the pilots, and I’m sorry that didn’t happen.

TrekFan67

Well, they always said it was a visual reboot. Right from the start. And the uniforms are visual… so…

Perplex

Say what you want about the JJ movies, but they absolutely nailed it with the costumes. That’s how you modernize the TOS look. And you could have done that with any other design aspect of the show, be it starships, aliens or bridge sets (Disco itself did it really well with props, interestingly enough)

A34

Did you notice that they found every opportunity to get them out of those uniforms in all three movies? In the last scene of Star Trek Beyond they were all wearing civilian clothes.

ML31

Perplex, that is spot on. They absolutely got the uniforms right, save for the cadet uniforms, IMHO. And we know the Discovery crew was up for the task. Just look at the tricorders and phasers. Those are updated but still harken back to TOS. EVERYTHING should have been done that way.

A34

Those TOS uniforms just don’t work on screen.

Palizia

Thanks for the wakeup call. I stupidly used to think that TOS looked good.

A34

Let it go, let it go

TG47

I had to chuckle at Rachael Ancheril’s tweet about slamming her ‘phaser hand’ in a drawer.

I suspect that she was thinking ‘gun hand’, and it likely comes naturally since her agency profile lists ‘law enforcement’ as a ‘related education’ credential.

Between that and a previous earlier role on the Canadian show ‘Rookie Blue’, she seems well able to get into the security officer mindset.

JAGT

Yayyy, more Reno! Great news!

alphantrion

Those EV suits remind of the suits worn in Mass Effect game series.

DeanH

Thanks as always to Trekmovie.com for the great Disco compilation update. Notaro clip was awesome and always good to hear what Peck has to say. He has really grown on me and IMO is doing a great Spock. As for Gersha, I am sure she is a brilliant designer/artist and her work is being recognized appropriately and she seems like a great person, but I sadly have to admit – when meeting her at various production crew panels, unlike her colleagues of which many are total Star Trek fans, she seems by far and away the least passionate about Star Trek and this shows in her quote above. Hey, I personally love her Discovery uniforms, they look great, but someone does have to remind her that she is doing a prequel and she needs to take that into account when designing certain costumes. I am sure she wasn’t that pleased when she was informed that the crew of the Enterprise was going to be making an appearance and that the uniforms had to be based on TOS. Oh well, not a huge issue, but I guess I give her credit for not just blowing smoke for the interview and feigning love for previous costume iterations of Trek.

HisEminence

Jett Reno.

Janet Reno.

Man, the people on this show lack creativity.

ML31

A believe Tig was given the option to come up with the first name for the character. Jett was her choice.

Vulcan Soul

The funny thing is going by names, you’d think the character is named Tig Notaro played by an actress called Jett Reno ;)

Anthony

Jett Reno is really a breath of fresh air on any Star Trek show; Pragmatic, brilliant, crazy, plus with dry humor. Please talk her into coming back for more Discovery, or maybe as chief engineer on a Pike/Spock spinoff.

PS: Keep her writers with her as well. That engineer-a-doctor sequence where we first meet her is one of the best things ever!