A new promotional video was just shared with the Star Trek Day audience. In it we are re-introduced to Anson Mount(Pike), Ethan Peck (Spock), and Rebecca Romijn (Number One), who we saw in Discovery season 2 and Short Treks, and then the new cast members are introduced.
Internationally viewable version
Most of the new cast members were announced in March but not their characters—now we know who they’re playing, and there are some familiar character names among them:
● Jess Bush is Nurse Christine Chapel
● Christina Chong is La’an Noonien-Singh
● Celia Rose Gooding is Cadet Nyota Uhura
● Melissa Navia is Lt. Erica Ortegas
● Babs Olusanmokun is Dr. M’Benga
● Bruce Horak is Hemmer
In this new video, we can see that Number One’s full name is Una Chin-Riley, which had been used in some novels, and is now canon.
Other things of interest: the last name Noonien-Singh, a rather infamous name because of Khan, but we weren’t given any more context there. And Hemmer appears to be an Aenar, a subspecies of Andorian. Aenar are usually blind and rarely leave their isolated region of Andoria. Actor Bruce Horack is an eye cancer survivor who is blind in one eye and has severely limited sight in the other.
New sets and uniforms
As we had heard before, the sets and uniforms were not going to be identical to the ones seen in Discovery season 2, since new sets were built in CBS’ new studio space in the Toronto area (Mississauga). We get our first look at the transporter room behind the actors and a look at the new (more comfortable-looking) take on early TOS uniforms.
We see the transporter room from a few different angles. The new set seems to have a blend of influences from TOS, Discovery, and the Kelvin movies.
More to come
There is much more to come on this big Star Trek Day, with more announcements expected. So stay tuned to TrekMovie for our full Star Trek Day coverage.
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