More great information has just been revealed here at Comic-Con International in San Diego, as the Star Trek: Discovery panel recently adjourned, and a lot of information was revealed.
For those who wondered about whether or not the Klingons will be speaking in English as they did in the original series, the audience was assured that these Klingons would be primarily be speaking Klingon with subtitles.
Executive producer Gretchen J. Berg said to the Saturday convention panel, “It was very important for us to have the Klingons speak Klingon, and there will be subtitles.” It was expressed that the major conflict between the Klingons and Starfleet is a major reason for having this decision.
“They have their own pride. They have their own interests and talent. It’s a very fascinating culture,” she added.
The panel featured stars Sonequa Martin-Green, Jason Isaacs, Doug Jones, Shazad Latif, Mary Wiseman, Anthony Rapp and James Frain as well as executive producers Alex Kurtzman, Aaron Harberts, Heather Kadin, Akiva Goldsman and Berg. Rainn Wilson (The Office), who will appear in the series as intergalactic criminal Harry Mudd, served as moderator.
* A new trailer packed with fresh footage (posted above) that features lots of cool space battles; a closer look at Discovery‘s new-look Klingons; and Martin-Green’s character, First Officer Michael Burnham, being imprisoned (??) and facing off with Wilson’s mischievous Harry Mudd.
* Martin-Green revealed that her character was raised on Vulcan by Frain’s Sarek, whom she called Burnham’s “surrogate dad.” And after Sarek commits Michael to the care of Han Bo (played by Michelle Yeoh), “I grow tremendously through her tutelage,” Martin-Green said, calling the relationship between the two women “very similar to mother and daughter.”
* And if that makes you scratch your head about why we’ve never heard Spock mention his father’s other “kid,” “just be patient with us,” Kurtzman asked fans, assuring the audience that the story would be consistent with the franchise’s canon.
* Rapp, who plays the openly gay officer Lt. Stamets, announced that his love interest would be played by Wilson Cruz (My So-Called Life, 13 Reasons Why), “and we’re both officers on the ship,” he added.
* Isaacs was asked to compare his character, Capt. Lorca, to previous Star Trek captains. Isaacs, noting Comic-Con’s request that panelists not swear, said, “I’m not allowed to say that he’s probably more f–ked up than any of them.”
* Jones demonstrated Lt. Saru’s signature walk (think balls of the feet, pelvis thrust forward) for the audience, noting that it probably reminds people of “a supermodel.”
* Jeff Russo (Fargo, The Night Of) will compose the series’ music.
* The panel addressed those who expressed anger online when Discovery‘s racially diverse cast was announced. “If you say you love the legacy of Star Trek but you don’t love that, then you’ve missed it,” Martin-Green said, to loud applause.
So here is the trailer and the series details. What do you think?
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