Another San Diego Comic-Con is almost in the books for Star Trek: Discovery’s cast, creatives and fans. And what a weekend it's been, filled with donuts, a teaser trailer, guest star revelations, surprise actor appearances, an immersive Mirror Universe experience, exciting new products and more. StarTrek.com was there, saw it all and now comes to you, equal parts excited and exhausted, with all the highlights:
Discovery Cast Surprises
Fans got up close and personal with much of the Discovery cast as the actors made two surprise appearances during SDCC. First, the actors – including Sonequa Martin-Green, Shazad Latif, Doug Jones, Anson Mount, Wilson Cruz and Anthony Rapp -- handed out donuts to the hardy and hungry Trek aficionados waiting on Friday morning in the Hall H line for the Discovery panel.
Later that morning, the cast greeted fans in the Star Trek: Discovery Mirror Universe Gallery Takeover, shaking hands, posing for selfies and signing autographs.
Star Trek fans ooh-ed and aah-ed as they soaked in the sights and sounds of the fully immersive Star Trek: Discovery Mirror Universe experience. Everywhere fans looked, the Terran Empire came to life. From Mirror Burnham and Georgiou Qo'noS costumes, Mirror Universe weaponry to production photos, the experience showcased some of the Mirror Universe highlights.
Fans could even can experience a photo opportunity on Emperor Georgiou’s Throne.
Cosplaying is all the rage at Comic-Con, as fans aspire to top their friends and themselves each year. And, as always, Star Trek cosplayers made their present felt…and seen.
We glimpsed spot-on Captain Killys, Borg, Michael Burnhams, Spocks, a few Red Shirts and more.
Star Trek: Discovery stars Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Shazad Latif, Mary Wiseman, Anthony Rapp, Wilson Cruz, Mary Chieffo and Anson Mount, joined by executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin, and moderator Tig Notaro gathered together for a packed Hall H panel on Friday.
Fans were treated to a juicy season-two trailer, exclusive details about season two (Spock, Rebecca Romijn as Number One, Star Trek: Short Treks) and more.
ANOVOS showed off a number of new Trek prop reproductions, but fans snapped countless photos of three products in particular: a U.S.S. Enterprise Studio-Scale Model, a U.S.S. Shenzhou Studio-Scale Model and a U.S.S. Discovery Studio-Scale Model.
Beam us up!
Burnham & Klingon Torchbearer Statues
Gentle Giant big Discovery product reveals at SDCC were their Michael Burnham 1:4 Scale Statue and Michael Burnham 1:4 Scale Statue, Klingon Torchbearer 1:4 Scale Statue, which impressed everyone who saw them.
Previously revealed on StarTrek.com was Gentle Giant’s remarkable Saru bust in advance of Comic-Con, and many fans not only picked one up at the Gentle Giant booth, but got it signed by Doug Jones.
Tastes Like Star Trek
One of the hot invitations at SDCC was for the Silver Screen Bottling Company’s party, during which fan could drink up James T. Kirk Straight Bourbon Whiskey and also taste the company’s just-announced premium spirit, Ten-Forward Vodka.
Get in the Mood
One of Sulu’s signature moments came to life on Wednesday as ThinkGeek and The Wand Company demo-ed their joint product, the Star Trek Phaser-Controlled Rock Mood Light. Inspired by the effects seen in the TOS episode “The Enemy Within,” the glowing, colorful product features a hand-painted rock and a replica first-season Type-1 Phaser, which fans can use to recreate Sulu’s Alfa 177 planetary experience, where he fired his phaser to heat a rock to survive the freezing conditions.