Star Trek Universe Panel For Virtual NYCC To Focus On ‘Discovery’ And ‘Lower Decks’ With “Surprise Guests”

First teased last month, details are here from CBS on their planned panel for October’s virtual New York Comic Con. The Star Trek Universe panel will focus on Lower Decks and Discovery will be held on October 8th, which happens to be the same day the first season of Lower Decks wraps and a week before season three of Discovery begins.

Star Trek Universe meets the Metaverse

Star Trek will be kicking off New York Comic Con’s Metaverse virtual event, which runs from October 8-11. The Star Trek Universe panel begins on Thursday, October 8 at 12:00 PM ET / 9:00 AM PT, and will have two back-to-back discussions. Here is how CBS describes the two-part panel:

Join the creator of Star Trek: Lower Decks, Mike McMahan, and series voice cast for a special edition of CBS All Access’ official Star Trek after-show, The Ready Room, as they dive into the season one finale with host Wil Wheaton. Voice cast appearing include Tawny Newsome, Jack Quaid, Noël Wells, Eugene Cordero, Dawnn Lewis, Jerry O’Connell, Fred Tatasciore and Gillian Vigman.

Be the first to learn the latest about Star Trek: Discovery before season three premieres on Thursday, Oct. 15, exclusively on CBS All Access. Join series stars Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp, Mary Wiseman and Wilson Cruz; new cast members David Ajala, Blu del Barrio and Ian Alexander; and series co-showrunners and executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Michelle Paradise, for an exclusive conversation on what’s in store for the U.S.S. Discovery crew. Moderated by Sarah Rodman of Entertainment Weekly.

The CBS announcement also says “a few special surprise guests” will be part of the Metaverse Star Trek Universe panel.

On Friday, October 9th at 12:40 PM ET / 9:40 Am PT CBS All Access will also be running a panel for their upcoming mini-series The Stand, based on Stephen King’s iconic novel. That panel will have the stars on the show including Star Trek: The Next Generation vet Whoopi Goldberg, who is reportedly also part of Star Trek: Picard season 2.

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hopefully some surprise picard news or guests… season 1 was so good… season 2’s gonna be even better with them working so much extra on scripts… would love a start date for production… and a renewal for discovery

I’m wondering if this will be the event where greenlighting of Michelle Yeoh’s S31 is confirmed.

Other possibilities could be an introduction to the lead castmembers for Prodigy. Given the timeline to produce animation, that voice cast should already be in place.

Picard, not much to expect until we get a trailer.

On the other hand, I see that Whoppi Goldberg is listed for the CBSAA/P+ panel for “The Stand” .

Perhaps, that might be an opportunity to underscore that she will also be making an appearance in Picard S2.

Picard S2 has yet to begin filming. Guess they’ve squeezed enough PR and Virtual Picard events and want to focus on the Nu Trek shows presently streaming.
Hope they make an announcement on the resumption of filming Picard S2….though with the rumors out there, Paramount+ restructuring, VIACOM politics and finances etc….?????

After a less than impressive roster of panels for SDCC Virtual, I was completely and pleasantly surprised by great panels CBS put together for Star Trek Day. Although LDs is not really my “cup of tea” , a special Ready Room panel for the season finale seems like a great idea and I will probably check it out – especially to see the real-life cast. As for Discovery, I think I have seen enough trailers and previews and will just lay off anything further until I see the season premiere. LLAP everyone!

Same. Star Trek Day was just a great series of panels and surprises after the dud SDCC turned out to be. I loved all of them. I still wish we got to hear something from the Kelvin cast though, it’s like they just been forgotten. The Kelvin movies are every bit of Star Trek as everything else even if some of the critics want to pretend they don’t exist anymore. So strange how invisible they feel these days compared to everything else, especially now that it’s one corporation again.

But its great to see all the shows acknowledged and well represented. Star Trek is such an expansive universe these days with so many crews, eras, mediums and even universes. I still love the fact between Enterprise and Discovery we will now have a thousand years of Star Trek as part of canon. It’s come such a loooong way when it was just TOS and on it’s little five year mission. Look what it is today, even if you don’t love all the new stuff. It’s still pretty crazy and why I love Star Trek so much!