Star Trek: Discovery Gets Presented For Your Consideration

Star Trek: Discovery’s push for the Emmys has officially begun. On Monday night, fans and special guests flocked to the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills for a special panel reflecting on Disco season 2.

StarTrek.com was there and wrote a piece highlighting some of the best bits of the panel.

Sonequa Martin-Green, Discovery’s Commander Burnham touched on the show’s identity as part of the Star Trek franchise: “We had a lot to learn even about our identity as Star Trek: Discovery. How could we be new and yet old at the same time? What did it mean to be streaming and hyper-serialized?”

Ethan Peck, Discovery’s version of Spock, revealed that he didn’t even know he was auditioning for Spock. He said: “I read for Tom the Andorian.” StarTrek.com elaborates: “He was handed fake scripts to audition off of, which writers often do to keep spoilers from leaking into early production.”

Finally, Alex Kurtzman, the show’s Executive Producer and custodian of the current Star Trek franchise, commented on the series-ending time jump that changed everything. He said: ”... we had all these canonical issues that needed to be squared away. Jumping them to the distant past or the future was the only answer...The challenge of season three is going to be this: How do you reinvent the world and the future while staying true to everything that Star Trek is at its core?”

After the panel, guests were treated to a preview of the Star Trek: Discovery: Fight the Future exhibit, now on at the Paley Center through July. They hobnobbed with the stars of the show while getting a close-up view of the props and costumes from Discovery.

The Star Trek: Discovery: Fight the Future exhibit is on now through July 7th at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, and Star Trek: Discovery season 2 is now streaming.

Alison Pitt