One of the surprises for season three was the appearance of David Cronenberg playing the enigmatic scene-stealing character Kovich. Now the legendary film director is talking about his return in season four.
Cronenberg talks Kovich
Since Croneberg’s mysterious Kovich first appeared in season three, he has had fans and us wondering who he is. Even after multiple appearances, it still isn’t exactly clear who he is or what he does for Starfleet. But one thing we do know, he is coming back. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly about his other projects, including a return to directing, the interview briefly veered into Star Trek. While contrasting how working on a show like Discovery is different than his other projects, he also revealed how much Kovich we are getting in season four:
Well, Star Trek is quite a different thing because of course you have a series of directors. I was in three episodes last year and I think I’m in three this year. So your character continues from one place to another but every episode was directed by a different director. They all have a kind of different style but at the same time it’s a massive series with a huge history and so there’s a sort of momentum that goes with it. I think the director is not as important in terms of sensibility for a show like that because so much is established, the style of it, the incredible sets that we have here in Toronto for Star Trek, and the director has no input into that, so it’s really quite a different machine. But, also, of course a lot of fun. I mean, you still have to learn your dialogue and you still have to get into your costume. So for the actors it’s still a similar thing.
With three more appearances, maybe we will finally be able to nail down Kovich’s job in Starfleet. Then again, maybe it will always remain a mystery.
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