A brand new issue of the official Star Trek Magazine was released today, and it features a number of interviews with five actors who play supporting roles on Star Trek: Discovery. We have highlighted a couple of quotes from the interviews with Emily Coutts and (Detmer) and Patrick Kwok-Choon (Rhys) talking about season three.
Season 3 “shocked” Emily Coutts
In the first three episodes of the season, fans have noticed that there is something a bit off with the USS Discovery’s pilot Keyla Detmer. This has even spawned a popular fan theory we analyzed over the weekend. Actress Emily Coutts talked about Detmer’s journey in season three with Star Trek Magazine, possibly providing a clue as to what’s going on:
I think we’re going to look into how Detmer is feeling and doing after such traumatic events, And in terms of where we’re all heading, we’re heading into crazy, uncharted territory, in every sense of the word… As an actor, I feel totally shocked and excited about everything when I’m reading the scripts. And, as the character, Detmer is completely shocked because, ‘Where are we? What has happened over the time that we’ve been traveling? Where are our families, our friends?’ A lot has happened. And we have to adapt to this new time, to all these new faces.
Kwok-Choon talks finding Federation true believers
Patrick Kwok-Choon also talked about how the jump forward is impacting his character Rhys and the rest of the Discovery bridge crew:
So, we left our families and friends behind. That’s all great in principle, but once you land in the future and you actually realize that 900 years have passed, everybody is dead, right? Earth is not the same place. All you have is each other. So, I think the bridge crew, and also Rhys, are just struggling with that idea of, ‘OK, this is our life now.’ And so, the stakes are high. We have to find more Federation people, because they’re out there. There are still people that believe. You’ll see some characters that still have their delta badges in a box, or are still on a broken space station, and they’re there every day sending out signals to find each other.
New Star Trek Magazine out today
Star Trek Magazine #77 went on sale today, November 3rd. It features interviews with five familiar faces who’ve been with the show all through its three seasons. Emily Coutts (Lieutenant Detmer), Oyin Oladejo (Lieutenant Owosekun), Sara Mitich (Lieutenant Nilsson/formerly Lieutenant Commander Airiam), Ronnie Rowe Jr. (Lieutenant Bryce), and Patrick Kwon-Choon (Lieutenant Rhys). There are also interviews with Star Trek: Lower Decks voice actors Noël Wells (Ensign D’Vana Tendi) and Eugene Cordero (Ensign Sam Rutherford) along with show creator Mike McMahon.
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