After being delayed due to the pandemic, issue 76 of the official Star Trek Magazine from Titan Books arrived this week, featuring a number of exclusive interviews with the cast of Star Trek: Discovery and more. In it, Discovery star Sonequa Martin-Green talks about canon and her character’s journey in the upcoming season, which debuts on October 15.
Martin-Green on Disco Season 3
The third season of Star Trek: Discovery has the crew jumping forward into the 32nd century. In the new issue of the official magazine, Martin-Green talks about what this means in terms of Star Trek canon:
Everything we see is an establishment of canon. And there’s such beauty in that. There’s something wildly fascinating and very fulfilling about that, because now you have the responsibility to create canon with every single thing you do. What I love the most, I think, is that we still are who we are as a show. We still have the connection to canon, but it’s almost like you get to see canon go where it’s never gone before. You get to see what canon represents, the spirit of it, in this whole new world you’ve never seen. You get to see what it means to establish this universality, and the fight it takes to establish it. You see that in motion, which is exciting.
Season two ended with both the USS Discovery and Michael Burnham separately entering a wormhole to jump into the future. In her new interview, Martin-Green talks about what Michael Burnham goes through in the future before reuniting with the rest of the USS Discovery crew:
It’s intriguing, because in the… time that I spent alone, I marched to the beat of my own drum, in a way. But then I’ve also always been so duty-oriented. So, there’s been this interesting progression of not having to work, not having to be so principle-based, but to just be on this mission to find my crew. We see what it feels like for me to get a little rougher around the edges. And the, coming back [to Discovery], it’s tough to come back. Surprisingly, Shockingly. It’s tough to come back, and to come back to the rigidity that I once knew, that was once home to me. I’ve gotten to live in a world where things are looser. I’ve gotten to feel what that feels like. So, It’s interesting because it’s not an easy transition back to the crew.
More Discovery, Lower Decks, and Picard interviews in Star Trek Magazine #76
In addition to Martin-Green, the new official magazine features interviews with Discovery stars Mary Wiseman (Tilly), Anthony Rapp (Stamets), and Wilson Cruz (Culber), all discussing season three. There is also an interview with guest star Kenneth Mithell (Kol/Kol-Sha/Tenavik), who revealed he will be back in season three, this time playing a human character in two episodes.
As for Star Trek: Picard, there are interviews with Harry Treadaway (Narak) and Evan Evagora (Elnor). Star Trek: Lower Decks creator/showrunner Mike McMahan also has an interview.
See below for more preview pages from Star Trek Magazine #76.
Star Trek Magazine #76 is available now on newsstands, digitally, and via subscription. More info at titan-comics.com.
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