San Diego Comic-Con offered a small group of press a first look at the upcoming Star Trek: Discovery on Saturday afternoon. Cast and crew assembled in The Hilton’s Sapphire ball room to chat about the upcoming CBS series, with guests including Sonequa Martin-Green, who plays First Officer Michael Burnham, Jason Isaacs, who plays Captain Gabriel Lorca, James Frain, who plays Ambassador Sarek, Shazad Latif, who plays Lieutenant Ash Tyler, Anthony Rapp, who plays Lieutenant Paul Stamets, Doug Jones, who plays Lieutenant Saru, Mary Wiseman, who plays Cadet Sylvia Tilly, Rainn Wilson who plays Harry Mudd, as well as executive producers Alex Kurtzman, Aaron Harberts, Gretchen J. Berg, Heather Kadin, and Akiva Goldsman.
Discussion ranged from the many iconic gadgets and locations associated with Star Trek, including sitting in the prestigious Captain’s chair, to social and political issues, and how the show hopes attract minority viewers. Focus also shifted to cinematography, how the show hopes to live up to the legacy set by Gene Roddenberry, and Doug Jones’ posterior. You can check out the full discussion, sometimes funny and sometimes emotional, in the video above.
Star Trek: Discovery will air on CBS All Access, and will be the first on-demand installment of the Star Trek series. The first season will be spilt into two parts, with the first part airing Sunday September 24th to Sunday November 5th. CBS All Access is currently available online at CBS.com, on mobile devices via the CBS App for iOS, Android and Windows 10, and on Roku Players, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStaiton 4 and Fire TV.