Fresh news from Comic-Con:
When the USS Discovery arrives in the future, they are not where they are supposed to be and are in big trouble.
The season premiere was shot in Iceland, not unlike how season one’s premiere went on location to Jordan. Iceland has unique terrain which makes it a favorite region to use for sci-fi productions.
Alex Kurtzman said there are a ton of new characters in season 3: “We are building a future that is complicated… but our focus is always on our characters.”
David Ajala (Manchester Black on Supergirl) has joined the cast for season 3. Deadline was given the first photo of Ajala in costume, and a tiny bit more information. He will play a new character named Cleveland Booker (aka Book).
Smart and capable, Ajala’s Book has a natural charisma and devil-may-care attitude that tends to get him into trouble as often as it gets him out.
Official ‘Discovery’ season 3 photos
2019 season of ‘Short Treks’
As we found out last month, there was at least one Short Treks coming with the Enterprise crew. Today during the Discovery section of the Star Trek Universe panel Alex Kurtzman revealed that of the 6 new shorts coming, and three will feature the Pike-era crew of the USS Enterprise! One has Spock and Number One stuck in a turbolift, and is written by Michael Chabon. Another of the shorts set on the Pike-era Enterprise has tribbles and guest star H. Jon Benjamin (Archer, Bob’s Burgers). Another stars Anson Mount as Captain Pike.
Of the remaining three shorts, one will be a teaser of sorts for Star Trek: Picard, showing the backstory that leads into the series. The final 2 shorts are the animated episodes previously announced.
While we may not the plot details of each episode, the titles of all six shorts were released today, they are:
“Ask Not,” “Q&A,” “The Trouble with Edward,” “The Girl Who Made the Stars,” “Ephaim and Dot” and “Children of Mars.”
NOTE: So far the only source for the trailer is CBS. If other partners for other regions release the trailer we’ll add them.
CBS – USA