NYCC 2018: Star Trek: Discovery Gives Us a New Look at Some Old Favorites
We’re big fans of Star Trek here at The Geekiary, but Star Trek: Discovery had some explaining to do when it killed off half of its first openly gay couple in season 1. But when we talked to the cast of Star Trek: Discovery at NYCC 2018, imagine our surprise to find out the character will be back in season 2!
Okay. We weren’t all that surprised, considering he showed up at the San Diego Comic-Con panel as well. Wilson Cruz was naturally very tight-lipped about the arc his character, Hugh Culber, will have in the second season, considering he’s supposed to be dead. Still, it’s nice to see that Discovery didn’t quite go down the “bury your gays” route…sort of. Maybe. We think. (Anyway, Cruz was much more eager to discuss the upcoming midterm elections, even wearing a button that said “Grab Them by the Midterms”. Make sure you’re registered and that you vote on November 6th!)
Quite possibly even bigger news than the fact that a character that was dead will be back for season 2 was the announcement that fan favorite character Spock is joining the cast. Spock’s father, Sarek, is the surrogate father of Discovery captain Michael Burnham, so it makes sense that we would eventually see her famous sibling, played by Ethan Peck. We’ll also meet Capain Christopher Pike, who commanded the USS Enterprise before Kirk in the original series, and was a mentor and father figure for Kirk in the reboot films. Pike is played by Anson Mount.
The trailer for season 2 premiered at SDCC. It both heavily features Pike and hints at the introduction of Spock. Check it out:
Check out our interviews with the cast and crew of Star Trek: Discovery at NYCC 2018. (Apologies for both the shaky cam and the poor audio.)
Star Trek: Discovery returns for season 2 in January 2019 on CBS All Access.
Author: Jamie Sugah
Jamie has a BA in English with a focus in creative writing from The Ohio State University. She self-published her first novel, The Perils of Long Hair on a Windy Day, which is available through Amazon. She is currently an archivist and lives in New York City with her demon ninja vampire cat. She covers television, books, movies, anime, and conventions in the NYC area.
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