The Star Trek: Discovery season 3 trailer wasn’t the only one revealed during Star Trek Day. We also got a new trailer during the Star Trek: Lower Decks panel, which covered the second half of the 10-episode season, which kicks off this Thursday with episode 6. You can watch the trailer below along with the full panel but be warned there are SPOILERS below.
Q and more coming to the Cerritos
We have known that some legacy characters are coming to Lower Decks and the trailer above reveals one of those to be Q, the iconic god-like character introduced in the series premiere of Star Trek: The Next Generation. During the Star Trek Day Lower Decks panel, show creator Mike McMahan talked about legacy cameos:
Coming up in an episode John de Lancie joins us and he is playing Q in a small part. The whole episode isn’t about him, but it is hard to make a TNG era show and not have Q show up… In the same episode Kurtwood Smith plays a tough alien named Klar. I don’t want to reveal too much about what he does, but Kurtwood originally played the President of the Federation in Star Trek VI. We try to cast some legacy Star Trek voices not just in the roles they originally played but in stuff they are the perfect voice for even though it is a new role. You can see both of them soon.
McMahan also revealed there are more comic voices doing guest spots coming up later in the season including Jack McBrayer (30 Rock) in a role Mike would not confirm and Tim Robinson (Detroiters) playing a character described as the Barclay of Lower Decks.
Watch the full Lower Decks Star Trek Day panel
The full panel includes voice actors Tawny Newsome, Jack Quaid, Noël Wells, and Eugene Cordero along with series creator, showrunner, and executive producer Mike McMahan. They talk about how the show has been premiered, favorite moments, the challenges of making the show during a pandemic, and more.
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