- Mary Wiseman (Cadet Sylvia Tilly) hates running and joked about how much running was involved.
- Rainn Wilson (Harry Mudd) is a HUGE Star Trek fan. As a child, he used to build models and has a lot of Star Trek memorabilia.
- Rainn got to use the transporter! He also used a phaser and sat in Captain’s chair. His fanboy was showing and we loved every second of it.
- Doug Jones (Lieutenant Saru) is simply hilarious. There was a lot of talk about his ass (literally). He also got to sit in Captain’s chair and joked, “I get to put my ass in that?!” and said he has a small ass and he really needs to stop talking about his ass all day. We disagree, Doug!
- You can really feel the love and chemistry the cast share. Jason Isaacs had to leave the press conference early to hop on a plane so he could attend a friend’s wedding. The cast teased as soon as he left the room, “Finally he’s gone! We can talk.” Jason heard and yelled out from afar, “I heard that!”
- Sonequa Martin-Green is quite possibly the sweetest, most endearing person ever. She talked about what an honor and privilege it is to be a part of something that is going to bring people together. She cried and was very emotional talking about it. So heartwarming.
- Executive Producer Alex Kurtzman talked about how scary the news is right now and how Trek is needed now more than ever.
- For Sonequa, it is all about storytelling. She believes all high quality stories are gritty. Because life is gritty.
- Production-wise, they have completed 10 episodes so far.
- Alex said it takes time to build a world and make it right. The show has to look like a movie. He didn’t want to rush the visual and special effects.
- There will be tribbles!
- James Frain (Ambassador Sarek) talks about how the writing is revealing, interesting and complex. He doesn’t feel troubled when playing an already established, well-known character because of this excellent writing. He feels honored, a sense of responsibility and challenged.
- Star Trek: Discovery is pushing diversity boundaries. This is the first time there is a gay character with a relationship on Star Trek.
“Star Trek,” one of the most iconic and influential global television franchises, returns to television 50 years after it first premiered with STAR TREK: DISCOVERY. The series will feature a new ship, new characters, and new missions, while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers.
Star Trek: Discovery will premiere on CBS on September 24th!