There is much to ponder with the season three premiere of Star Trek: Discovery, and the official after-show The Ready Room has some answers as well as a clip from next week’s episode. There is also a new official Instagram account you may want to follow and the cast of Discovery gives you the “A to Z” about the show.
Watch: Ajala talks “Book” and clip from 302
The main feature of this week’s episode of The Ready Room hosted by Wil Wheaton is an interview with David Ajala, talking about the season premiere and his character of Cleveland “Book” Booker, working with a cat, and even gives a virtual tour of Book’s ship.
Ajala gave his assessment of Book’s arc in season one:
[In episode 1] we see this guy is somewhat of an activist. He is someone who is guided by a moral compass to make a small contribution to making the world a better place. That really is the essence of Cleveland Booker, but what I really love about this character is that’s his introduction and throughout the entire season you see how this guy literally in front of your eyes morphs and changes and is forced to reassess his outlook on Starfleet, his outlook on family, his outlook on being a lone wolf. Looking at the pros, looking at the cons. And also developing a really wonderful relationship with Michael Burnham.
He also discussed Book’s special abilities:
We will learn more as the season goes on. He definitely does have an ability and there are some significant moments, in really intimate moments… What’s really interesting about Book’s ability and powers is when his forehead glows and a moment occurs, Michael Burnham is always there to witness it.
The Ready Room breakdown
01:35 – Publicity video with cast/crew about episode 1
04:45 – Wheaton interview with David Ajala (at 15:01 discusses Book’s ship with video of interior)
25:30 – Publicity video with Mario Moreira on props
30:25 – Episode 302 clip
CBS has launched a new Instagram account @startreklogs which will feature in-universe logs each Thursday, recorded by the cast in character. This week’s log is from Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green).
Discovery A to Z
The cast of Star Trek: Discovery joined Entertainment Weekly to break down the show’s “A to Z.”
New episodes of Star Trek: Discovery premiere on Thursdays on CBS All Access in the U.S. and on CTV Sci-Fi Channel in Canada, where it’s also available to stream on Crave. Episodes will be available on Fridays internationally on Netflix.
Keep up with all the news and reviews from the new Star Trek Universe on TV at TrekMovie.com.