Easily the most anticipated new TV series at this year’s Comic-Con is “Star Trek: Discovery”, which brought out its cast and producers for a Comic-Con panel on Saturday.
Cast in attendance were Sonequa Martin-Green, Jason Isaacs, Doug Jones, Shazad Latif, Mary Wiseman, Anthony Rapp and James Frain, joined by executive producers Alex Kurtzman, Gretchen J. Berg, Aaron Harberts, Heather Kadin and Akiva Goldsman, with Rainn Wilson (“The Office”) — who’ll be playing the recurring role of shady Harry Mudd — serving as moderator.
Not only did the panel serve up a spectacular new trailer (above), it also delivered a shocking spoiler that sent fans into warp drive: Martin-Green’s character, First Officer Michael Burnham, is the daughter of Amanda Grayson, known to fans as the human mother of Spock (played by the late Leonard Nimoy), reports Gizmodo.
After Burnham’s birth died, she was adopted and raised by Sarek (Spock’s father) — which makes Burnham Spock’s half-sister!
For hardcore fans who will question — and rightly so — why Spock never mentioned having a human half-sister, exec producer Alex Kurtzman says that the show has a plan to deal with that. “We’re aware,” he told fans. “You’ll see where it’s going, but we are staying consistent with canon.”
“Star Trek: Discovery” premieres on Sept. 24.