If you missed it, this past weekend was the kickoff of the PaleyFest spring tv sessions, with CBS All Access series Star Trek: Discovery and The Twilight Zone reboot both having panels on Sunday, March 24th. Numerous things were touched on for DISCO, the main point being what the role of Michael Burnham means to star Sonequa Martin-Green, and what fans can expect for the end of season 2.
In this snippet from the talk, you can hear Martin-Green tearfully recount what the experience has been for her:
— Paley Center (@paleycenter) March 26, 2019
In a separate chat with SYFYWire, the cast and showrunner Alex Kurtzman discussed a satisfying end for season 2.
Ethan Peck, who plays Spock on DISCO said:
"I personally think that the end of the season is going to be tremendous … when [Kurtzman] first told me about it I was like in tears, I just had chills… so good."
Anthony Rapp, who plays Lt. Commander Paul Stamets said:
"I think that the last few episodes will really close the circle for people. If we've done our job, what was on the page … I haven't seen them yet, but what was on the page in the scripts, closes the circle; it answers the questions that are lingering and remaining for people of how we fit in. And I believe very strongly that it will leave people satisfied. … As someone who cares about continuity, to some degree, I was like, 'If this doesn't make people happy, I don't know what else we can do.'"
Doug Jones, who plays Commander Saru said:
"As I read the final script for Season 2, my jaw dropped, and I'm dumbfounded with where we're headed. So I think the fans can expect to boldly go where no Star Trek series has ever gone before."
Wilson Cruz, who plays Dr. Hugh Culber said:
"Expect the unexpected, is what my mother always says, and it couldn't be more true, especially on this season, cause it'll change everything."
And of course Alex Kurtzman, EP and co-showrunner heading into season 3, said:
"We are entirely aware of everyone's questions and criticisms; I've read everything, and I see where everyone's like, 'Well, the spore drive never existed!' and 'What, Discovery was never around!' and all of those things, we're totally aware. You will get an answer. I damn well think so, yes."
Star Trek: Discovery seasons 1 and 2 are currently available for streaming via CBS All Access.