Comic Con might not be happening, but there’s still a Star Trek panel to check out. That’s thanks to a special virtual presentation from CBS.
There’s a lot to talk about these days when it comes to Star Trek. Dead for years, and only showing minimal signs of life before that, the IP made a pretty big comeback with the JJ Abrams-created alternate universe of the so-called “Kelvin Timeline”.
Since then of course, fans have gotten a prequel series in Discovery, a new sequel series in Picard, and now a goofball animated series. That might be a mixed bag for some fans, but there’s no arguing that Trek has returned and is moving forward as a property for the first time in a long time.
So of course, there’s a panel coming for Comic Con. Or at least, there was. Not to worry though, as the panel is still happening, just in a different way. With SDCC 2020’s coronavirus cancellation, some of the show has gone virtual, and the Trek panel is a part of that.
CBS will be inviting fans to check out a special back-to-back dual panel presentation on July 23rd. Hosted by Dominic Patten, the panels will feature “Secret Hideout executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin”, who will be discussing what’s coming up in the Trek universe.
Additionally, the presentation will showcase three separate spotlights, one for each of the current Trek shows. Interestingly absent is the upcoming Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. That’s yet another prequel, this time starring the pre-Kirk Enterprise crew under actor Anson Mount’s Captain Pike.
Here’s what the presentations will offer:
Star Trek: Discovery
The cast of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY reprise their roles in a virtual table read of the season two finale, “Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2.” Cast scheduled to appear include Sonequa Martin-Green (Commander Michael Burnham), Michelle Yeoh (Philippa Georgiou), Doug Jones (Commander Saru), Anthony Rapp (Lt. Commander Paul Stamets), Mary Wiseman (Ensign Sylvia Tilly), Wilson Cruz (Dr. Hugh Culber), Mary Chieffo (L’Rell), Tig Notaro (Commander Jett Reno), Alan Van Sprang (Captain Leland), Jayne Brook (Admiral Katrina Cornwall), and the Discovery Bridge crew Emily Coutts (Lt. Detmer), Oyin Oladejo (Lt. J.G. Owosekun), Patrick Kwok-Choon (Lt. Rhys), Ronnie Rowe Jr. (Lt. J.G. Bryce), Sara Mitich (Lt. Nilsson), and upcoming STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS stars Anson Mount(Captain Christopher Pike), Rebecca Romijn (Number One) and Ethan Peck (Spock), alongside STAR TREK: DISCOVERY executive producer and co-showrunner Michelle Paradise and executive producer Olatunde Osunsanmi, who also directed the season two finale. Act one of the table read will be shown at [email protected] followed by a brief cast Q&A.CBS
Star Trek: Lower Decks
Mike McMahan (“Rick and Morty,” “Solar Opposites”), creator, showrunner and executive producer of the upcoming animated series STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS, which premieres on CBS All Access on Thursday, August 6, will debut an exclusive extended first look from the premiere episode. McMahan also moderates a fun discussion with the Starfleet crew residing in the “lower decks” of the U.S.S. Cerritos, including Ensign Beckett Mariner, voiced by Tawny Newsome, Ensign Brad Boimler, voiced by Jack Quaid, Ensign Tendi, voiced by Noël Wells, and Ensign Rutherford, voiced by Eugene Cordero, as well as the ship’s bridge crew including Captain Carol Freeman, voiced by Dawnn Lewis, Commander Jack Ransom, voiced by Jerry O’Connell, Lieutenant Shaxs, voiced by Fred Tatasciore, and Doctor T’Ana, voiced by Gillian Vigman.CBS
Star Trek: Picard
Join Patrick Stewart and the lively cast of the hit original series STAR TREK: PICARD, as they come together (virtually) for the first time post-finale to discuss the critically acclaimed first season. Cast members scheduled to appear include Patrick Stewart (Jean-Luc Picard), Alison Pill (Dr. Agnes Jurati), Isa Briones (Dahj/Soji), Evan Evagora (Elnor), Michelle Hurd (Raffi Musiker), and Santiago Cabrera (Cristobal Rios) along with special guest stars Brent Spiner(Data/Dr. Soong), Jonathan Del Arco (Hugh), Jonathan Frakes (William Riker), Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine) and Marina Sirtis (Deanna Troi).CBS