Bo Yeon Kim is a Star Trek: Discovery staff writer, who, according to her Twitter bio, is “A TV writer. I doodle things, listen to soundtracks, play video games, and drink too much raktajino.” She grew up grew up in Portugal, Brazil, Vietnam, Korea, and Japan, received her MFA in Screenwriting from UCLA's School of Theater, Film and TV, and previously served as a story editor and write on the series, Reign. “Into the Forest I Go,” written with writing partner Erika Lippoldt, represents her first credited Discovery teleplay.
Erika Lippoldt, a member of the Star Trek: Discovery writing staff, co-wrote the episode “Into the Forest I Go” with her writing partner, Bo Yeon Kim. Raised in France by American parents, Lippoldt moved to the United States to pursue her love of science, and completed a Ph.D. in Neurobiology at USC. Her true passion, however, lay in screenwriting, science-fiction in particular. Along with her writing partner, Bo Yeon Kim, she participated in the prestigious CBS Writers Mentoring Program, as well as the CAPE New Writers Fellowship. She and Kim spent two seasons on the Reign writing staff before making the trek to Discovery.
Chris Byrne made his Star Trek: Discovery directing debut with the first-season episode "Into the Forest I Go," after working as second unit director on "The Vulcan Hello." He previously served as a second unit director on Hannibal, 12 Monkeys and American Gods, and directed an episode of 12 Monkeys.
Michael Ayres is the actor who portrayed the Transporter Technician in the first-season Star Trek: Discovery episode, “Into the Forest I Go.” His previous credits include Murdoch Mysteries, Nikita, Lost Girl, Hemlock Grove, The Expanse and Dark Matter.
Anthony Grant is the Canadian-American actor/writer/director who appeared as the Klingon Comm Officer in the Star Trek: Discovery episode, "Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum" and as Er'toom in "Will You Take My Hand?" His previous film and television work as an actor includes The Listener, Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B, Lost Girl, Rookie Blue, Hemlock Grove, The Expanse and Private Eyes.
The invisibility screen was a stealth technology developed by the House of T’Kuvma for their Sarcophagus ship that made it invisible to Federation starships. It was first discovered by the U.S.S. Shenzhou during the Battle of the Binary War.
Following the death of T’Kuvma and General Kol’s takeover of the Sarcophagus ship, Kol shared the technology with any Klingon house that would offer him loyalty.
Pahvo, discovered by the Vulcans in the 21st century, contains a transmitter which sends the planet’s sounds into space. Each vibration, or the tiniest motion of every living organism on its surface, is represented by a single note. Those notes are combined into music. The origin of the transmitter was unknown.
Michael Boisvert played Captain T'Shen Kovil of the U.S.S. Gargarin, who went down with his ship in the Star Trek: Discovery episode, "Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum." The Toronto-based actor and director counts among his many film and television credits Prince Charming, Queer as Folk, Stargate: Atlantis, Murdoch Mysteries, The Listener, Pixels, Dark Matter and Jigsaw.