Star Trek: Discovery Press Conference Gives Us Everything We Didn't Know We Wanted
The Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 trailer premiered during their Hall H panel at San Diego Comic Con this year. It reveals an all-new adventure for the crew of the USS Discovery.
Gaming and Then Some attended a press conference featuring the cast of the CBS All Access show after the panel. It began with the cast introducing one another. Can we just say that Anson Mount (actor, Hell On Wheels), may be the nicest man...ever?! The way he introduced Sonequa Martin-Green was so sweet our teeth hurt after!
Among the topics of discussion was the theme of the upcoming season. Sonequa Martin-Green emphasized that love would be an overarching theme throughout the season. From the relationship between Stamets and Culber (played by Anthony Rapp and Wilson Cruz, respectively) to the ship's crew trying to exist as not only a crew, but also a family. Now that the war has passed, a lot of matters of the heart may be taking precedent for the crew. It makes us want to finish the first season so we're all caught up for season 2!
Another topic that was brought up is the representation of differently abled people and how that could be possibly achieved on the show. The show's co-creator, Alex Kurtzman, brought up a good point about the advancement of technology making it hard to portray people with disabilities as technology would have solved a vast majority of the issues causing them by that time. But the question was a good one. How can a science fiction franchise like Star Trek be more inclusive of the disabled? It's definitely worth taking the time to figure it out.
For those of you who have already finished season 1, CBS All Access announced a series of four 10 to 15 minute minisodes called "Short Treks" that will come out monthly, starting in December. These will serve as opportunities to gain a deeper look into characters and storylines while waiting for the second season to start in 2019.
Joining the cast for Season 2 is Rebecca Romijn (actress, The Librarians) as Number One.