'Star Trek: Discovery' Reveals Exciting Comic-Con Plans -- Find Out All the Details!
By Zach Seemayer and Philiana Ng
Photo: CBS All Access
Star Trek: Discovery is headed to San Diego Comic-Con this weekend, and fans are going to get a new look at the exciting upcoming series!
The anticipated series will set up shop in Ballroom 20 on Saturday, July 22 for a no-holds-barred panel from 2:30 to 3:15 p.m., and on Monday, it was revealed which members of the ensemble cast and creative team will take part. Sonequa Martin-Green, Jason Isaacs, Doug Jones, Shazad Latif, Mary Wiseman, Anthony Rapp and James Frain will make tout their new show, alongside executive producers Alex Kurtzman, Gretchen J. Berg, Aaron Harberts, Heather Kadin and Akiva Goldsman. The panel will be moderated by guest star Rainn Wilson, who will appear as Harry Mudd, the charismatic conman and intergalactic criminal who was first introduced in the original Star Trek TV series.
Star Trek: Discovery first announced they were headed to the massive fan event back in June, when they tweeted the news along with a retro-inspired video poster.
"#StarTrekDiscovery is coming to @Comic_Con! Join cast and creatives on Saturday, July 22, 2:30PM PT in Ballroom 20," the show tweeted.
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Additionally, CBS will showcase an "immersive" Star Trek: Discovery experience at the Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts Gallery, located on Fifth Avenue, with an exhibit featuring the debut of -- and photo opp -- with the U.S.S. Discovery captain's chair and showcase props, costumes, sketches and more from the new show.
The first 1,000 fans on Thursday, July 20 through Sunday, July 23 will also receive limited edition Star Trek: Discovery posters and will feature the official Star Trek Shop with exclusive Comic-Con items.
And if your feet are tired, catch one of the special Star Trek: Discovery pedicabs, inspired by the design of the U.S.S. Discovery's captain's chair, from Thursday through Sunday.
On Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 22, fans can take part in the #TrekDiscovery Challenge throughout San Diego, where they will come across costumed Trek ambassadors represnting the first five Star Trek TV series. Fans can participate by taking selfies with the ambassadors with the hashtag on Twitter or Instagram, and could win a Roku streaming stick and a CBS All Access subscription.
The first season of Star Trek: Discovery, which was recently expanded to 15 episodes, premieres Sunday, Sept. 24 -- first on CBS before debuting new installments on CBS All Access. A companion aftershow, Talking Trek, will also stream on CBS All Access.