Star Trek Universe NYCC Panel To Feature Advance ‘Lower Decks’ Episode Screening And “Surprises”

The next big pop culture event is New York Comic Con which runs from October 12-15 in NYC at the Javits Center. Paramount+ has just announced their plans for the event covering a number of their shows including the Star Trek Universe.

Star Trek Universe Presentation at New York Comic Con

The new announcement from Paramount includes a “Star Trek Universe Presentation” to be held on Saturday, October 14, at 1:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET on the Empire Stage. Here is the official description:

The fan-favorite STAR TREK universe returns to New York Comic Con, featuring a special advance screening of an all new episode from the current season of the hit Paramount+ original animated comedy series STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS, plus more exciting reveals and surprises for STAR TREK fans in attendance!

Lower Decks season 4 poster

Notably, the announcement does not include the names of any Star Trek celebrities for the panel due to the ongoing writers’ and actors’ strikes. The WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes also impacted the Star Trek Universe panel at San Diego Comic-Con in July so Paramount+ decided to use their time in Hall H to debut the Strange New Worlds/Lower Decks crossover episode. Based on the date of the NYCC panel, it’s likely they will be showing episode 8 of Lower Decks which is set to stream the next Thursday. However, unlike at San Diego Comic-Con, it looks like even without any celebrities, Paramount will still try to make some news with the mention of “exciting reveals and surprises.” A good guess is this would include a new trailer for the fifth and final season of Discovery, possibly announcing a specific release date beyond just “early 2024.”

Sonequa Martin-Green in first look from Discovery season 5

For 2023 Paramount+ is returning to the NYCC convention floor with an interactive booth space (Booth #1723), which will include exclusive photo opportunities and more. Paramount+ is also promoting the original series Evil and the upcoming movie Good Burger 2 at NYCC 2023.

TrekMovie will be at NYCC 2023 to cover all the news and happenings of interest to Star Trek fans, so stay tuned.

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As a fan, I am not inclined to show up at this booth that the studio will have set up. To me that would be seen as supporting the studio side in this labor dispute.

I would encourage other fans to do the same.

Good call!

I support the studio. More fun for me.

Good for you. The poor, oppressed corporations need as much support as they can get.

Pulled up a few Letterman shows from the 1988 WGA strikes. Some inspired stuff they did sans writers, and the whole time he never shied away from calling the AMPTP out for their greed.

Yes that is so true.

That’s unfortunate. We should be supporting the writers and actors, not the studio. Corporate monoliths who mistreat workers and steal money from them are evil. We’re talking about people’s livelihoods here.

I understand both sides of the dispute, but generally fall on the side of the writers and actors. The industry completely changed with the introduction of streaming and reality TV. Prior to that, network prime time writers and actors were well compensated with both pay and if you were lucky, residuals.
With the demand for content always increasing (and let’s face it, the quality of entertainment dropping like a stone), the whole pay structure has been turned upside down. For high quality programming such as SNW, the actors and writers should be well paid. But for much of the lower value content (and there is a ton of that), then perhaps there should be a tiered pay structure. For network and streaming high quality productions, you should be paid well. If you produce lower quality programming for the hundreds of channels and streaming sites, you should be paid less.
That said, the whole AI side of things is also a massive issue. I am sure the studios would like nothing else but to create digital virtual actors who they don’t have pay and would also like to churn out AI produced scripts without paying any writers. This of course cannot be tolerated and the writers and actors needed stick to the guns on this issue.
That is this simple fan’s view of the strikes. I hope they are able to negotiate a deal soon. S3 of SNW was supposed to go into production in late spring and now it looks unlikely that it will resume any time soon.
Btw one last point – if it means actors and writers will be properly compensated, I would be happy to have commercials return to streaming.

I’m more pragmatic (or selfish :D ) – why go to a convention when all you’ll get to see is some studio song and dance and information release, all of which will be visible in days if not hours? Cons are where you get to see the people involved, which while you can see online eventually too, is a much different experience live.

I went to the fan Expo up in Toronto a few weeks ago – unlike NYCC, there was no official P+ or studio Star Trek presence at the show, which turned out to be great.

I attended a panel which featured a “Discussion with Anson Mount and Ethan Peck”. There was virtually no discussion of SNW and there was no promotion of the show. I credit both actors for delivering an hour of fun and information about their careers in a “round table” Q&A format and the massive crowd of Star Trek fans left happy and entertained.

I hope NYCC attendees have that same opportunity, but it sounds like it is going to be more scripted by the studio and P+.

On the other hand showing up at the booth shows interest in the shows. The same way watching them on the streaming sites (and not canceling subscriptions) shows that they have an audience.

I think there has been a typo: Episode 8 of Lower Decks doesn’t air next week, Episode 4 does.

No they meant the week after NYCC

That’s what I get for not reading the article properly!

I hope the announcements include an apology for making the steaming pile that is Very Short Treks, but I guess that’s too much to ask.

so much for supporting the writers and talent I suppose….

Bring it!!

If the announcement isn’t that DS9 is getting the upgrade to HD then no one cares.

we should really stop holding our breath for that – you do understand the technical (ie: $$$) hurdles for that effort, yes?

hopefully an announcement that Star Trek Legacy is greenlit and that Starfleet Academy is ‘on hold’