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Douglas Aarniokoski made his Discovery directing debut with the first-season episode, “Lethe.” During his career, he worked his way up the ranks from second assistant director to first assistant director to director and also producer. His credits as a director include the films Highlander: Endgame and Nurse 3D, and multiple episodes of such series as Criminal Minds, Sleepy Hollow, Arrow, Limitless and Bull.
Prototaxites Stellavioatoriumread more
A species made up of exotic material found not only in normal space, but in a discreet subspace domain known as the mycelial network
Starbase 157read more
Patrick Kwok-Choon is the actor who portrays Rhys in Star Trek: Discovery. Kwok-Choon, who splits his time between Toronto and Los Angeles, is a classically trained actor and also proficient at Tae Kwon-Do, Muay Thai, Boxing and Krav Maga. His other acting credits include Covert Affairs, Nikita, Open Heart, Ransom, Wynonna Earp and Dark Matter.
Jefferson, Iowaread more
A town on the planet Earth, Jefferson was the location of a classified Starfleet facilty tasked with building organic-propulsion units based on the U.S.S. Discovery's specifications during the mid-23rd century.
Veteran actor Conrad Coates portrays the Vulcan character, Admiral Terral, in Star Trek: Discovery. Coates has appeared in more than 100 television shows and movies dating back to the late 1980s, including War of the Worlds, TekWar, La Femme Nikita, Saw II, Smallville, The Dresden Files, Fringe, TRON: Legacy, This Means War, Defiance, X-Men: Apocalypse, Dark Matter, Designated Survivor and Anon.
Daystrom Instituteread more
A Federation facility named after the legenday Richard Daystrom, inventor of the Duotronic computer system.
Shazad Latif, who plays Lieutenant Ash Tyler, a Starfleet officer in the Federation, on Star Trek: Discovery, is a British actor best known for his role as Dr. Henry Jekyll in the television series Penny Dreadful.
Latif, who is of English, Scottish and Pakistani descent and studied for a time at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, also counts among his credits such shows and movies as Spooks, MI-5, Black Mirror, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, The Man Who Knew Infinity and Toast of London.
Three-time Emmy Award-nominated actor Rainn Wilson plays Harry Mudd on Star Trek: Discovery. Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, Wilson is a veteran of movies, television and theater, and is a musician, stage actor and author as well.
Wilson is best known for his role as Dwight Schrute on the long-running comedy series The Office. His other television and film credits include Galaxy Quest, Charmed, Dark Angel, House of 1000 Corpses, Six Feet Under, Juno, Monsters vs. Aliens, Super, The Rocker, Backstrom and the films Smurfs: The Lost Village and Meg. On stage, he's appeared in such productions as Titus Andronicus and, on Broadway, The Tempest (with Patrick Stewart) and London Assurance.
He's also written two books, SoulPancake: Chew on Life's Big Questions and The Bassoon King.
Kemp Powers’ Twitter bio describes him as a “playwright, screenwriter, storyteller, birdwatcher, pugilist, nerd, gentleman.” He also happens to be a Star Trek: Discovery staff writer who received co-story and co-teleplay credit on the first-season episode, “Choose Your Pain.”