Full ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ SDCC Panel Details, Poster Giveaway, USS Discovery Pedicabs

The stars of Star Trek: Discovery have been officially announced as taking part in this Saturday’s San Diego Comic-Con panel, that was first revealed last month.

Star Trek: Discovery SDCC Panel Info

Discovery actors Sonequa Martin-Green, Jason Isaacs, Doug Jones, Shazad Latif, Mary Wiseman, Anthony Rapp, and James Frain will appear on stage at 2:30 p.m. PT in Ballroom 20, along with the show’s executive producers Alex Kurtzman, Gretchen J. Berg, Aaron Harberts, Heather Kadin, and Akiva Goldsman. The panel will be moderated by Star Trek: Discovery guest star Rainn Wilson, who will play Harry Mudd in the upcoming series.

U.S.S. Discovery captain's chair
U.S.S. Discovery captain’s chair | Photo: CBS All Access

U.S.S. Discovery Captain’s Chair

Additionally, CBS has announced that the U.S.S. Discovery captain’s chair will be available to fans to take photos with at Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts Gallery. Each day, from Thursday though Sunday, 1,000 lucky fans will also be eligible to receive a limited-edition Star Trek: Discovery poster. A Comic-Con badge is not required to visit the exhibit or be entered to win one of the posters.

Star Trek: Discovery SDCC exclusive poster
Star Trek: Discovery SDCC exclusive poster

Star Trek: Discovery Pedi Cabs

CBS will offer Comic-Con attendees free rides through San Diego’s Gaslamp District in specially designed pedicabs that will mimic the U.S.S. Discovery’s captain’s chair.

#TrekDiscovery Photo Challenge

CBS will also have authentically costumed Star Trek ambassadors from the first five series (The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager and Enterprise) and invite fans to take photos with them and post to social media using the hashtag #TrekDiscovery. Doing so will make fans eligible to win a Roku streaming stick and a subscription to CBS All Access.

Discovery‘s 15-episode first season will premiere on September 24 at 8:30 PM ET on CBS. Immediately following the first episode’s release, the second episode will be available on CBS All Access, with subsequent episodes released on Sundays. The first eight episodes will run from September 24 through November 5, with the series returning in January 2018.

The cast of Star Trek: Discovery includes Michelle Yeoh (Captain Philippa Georgiou) Jason Isaacs (Captain Gabriel Lorca), Sonequa Martin-Green (First Officer Michael Burnham), Chris Obi (T’Kuvma), Doug Jones (Lt. Saru), James Frain(Sarek), and Shazad Latif (Kol), Anthony Rapp (Lt. Stamets), Sam Vartholomeos (Ensign Connor), Mary Wiseman (Cadet Tilly), Mary Chieffo (L’Rell) and Rainn Wilson (Harry Mudd).

Gretchen Berg, Aaron Harberts, Rod Roddenberry, Trevor Roth, Heather Kadin and Alex Kurtzman are executive producers on the series. Nicholas Meyer, Kirsten Beyer and Ted Sullivan are serving as a writers and consulting producers.

It was announced recently that Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Jonathan Frakes will direct at least one episode of the show.

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  • Trent

    A saucer section floating inside a saucer held in place by 4 tunnels ?
    So screw structural integrity ?
    A few well place shots and it can be pop-ed out ?
    Stupid .

    • Reed

      Didn’t the USS Vengeance from the Kelvin timeline have a horseshoe-ish cut out in the saucer ?

      • Trent

        It did and it was a really stupid design , why carry it over ?.

  • Mark Mayer

    kind of a shame that the good stuff is given away at cc, I refuse to go to a convention that is so packed with people plus being in a wheelchair, id roll over someone. I think the studios should think about the fans who are not at cc who prolly are more in numbers then the con.

  • ButtonShoes

    Good God that ship is ugly. And why all the negative space? If there’s one consistent aspect of Starfleet ship design, it’s that the saucer section is all of one piece. Maybe the people making Star Trek: Discovery are flat-out stupid. That would explain that ugly, UGLY ship.