Star Trek: Discovery beamed in to Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday. They brought a full complement of cast members, including new additions, and a behind-the-scenes crew. They also brought… donuts. That’s right. Cast members served donuts to unsuspecting fans waiting in line for Hall H on Friday morning. That’s just awesome.

Stars Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Shazad Latif, Mary Wiseman, Anthony Rapp, Mary Chieffo, Wilson Cruz and Anson Mount were there, along with executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin. Kurtzman is currently the only showrunner on Discovery, so his comments were of particular interest. Especially since we know that production on season 2 has been in progress since April of this year. Tig Notaro, who will appear as Chief Engineer Reno next season, served as moderator.

The panel started with Kurtzman who made a lovely, grateful speech and then showed the crowd a sizzle reel from season 2. You can see it at the end of this article! 

Kurtzman gave us all confirmation that Spock will, indeed, show up this season!! 

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Wilson Cruz confirmed early in the panel that he will be returning in season 2. He declined to say how that will happen. 

Mary Chieffo commented on L’Rell’s role in season 2, and Mary Wiseman confirmed that Tilly has her eye on the captain’s chair. 

Anson Mount gave us a surprise! Rebecca Romijn will play the original number one, from the unaired pilot of TOS “The Cage”. That role was originally played by Majel Barret Roddenberry, but NBC never let anyone see it. They had a negative reaction to a woman in such a high position. Gross. 

Romijn confirmed the announcement with an awesome tweet. 

And, Kurtzman addressed concerns or maybe just questions about the commitment Discovery has to canon.  

And, if you were wondering about Saru… Doug Jones confirmed that we’ll get some insight into his origins. We’ll get to see Saru’s home planet in season 2!

And, the trailer! It’s amazing! Hit it!! 

Star Trek: Discovery is coming back to CBS All Access in 2019.


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