Aldis Hodge hails from North Carolina and counts among his early credits Die Hard with a Vengeance, Bed of Roses, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Judging Amy. His more recent projects include Leverage, Straight Outta Compton, Hidden Figures, Underground and Black Mirror, as well as Brian Banks, Magic Camp and What Men Want.

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Michael Chabon is one of America's most-renowned authors, as well as a busy film/TV producer writer and producer. His books include Wonder Boys (1995), The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (2000, which won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction), The Yiddish Policemen's Union (2007, which won the Hugo, Ignotus, Sidewise and Nebula Awards) and Telegraph Avenue (2012). Additionally, Chabon penned the screen story for Spider-Man 2 and the script for John Carter. His upcoming projects include the series Unbelievable, which he's co-writing and co-producing with his wife, Ayelet Waldman.

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The daughter of filmmaker Sidney Lumet and journalist Gail Buckley, Jenny Lumet is a respected screenwriter who has also occasionally acted (in such films as Q&A and Dodgeball). Her work as a writer includes Rachel Getting Married and The Mummy (on which she received a Story By credit along with Alex Kurtzman and Jon Spaihts).

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Mimi Kuzyk played Siobhan Tilly, the mother of Sylvia Tilly, in “Runaway,” the first Star Trek: Short Treks episode. The Canadian actress is a movie and TV veteran who has appeared in the likes of Hill Street Blues, Wolf, Quantum Leap, Total Recall 2070, Lost and Delirious, The Day After Tomorrow, Castle, Special Correspondents, Unreal and Shadowhunters.

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Yadira Guevara-Prip is the actress who played Me Hani Ika Hali Ka Po, the young Xahian stowaway whom Sylvia Tilly befriends in the Star Trek: Short Treks installment, “Runaway.” Her other credits include episodes of the shows Mad Dogs, Supernatural and See.

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Maja Vrvilo got her start as an editor, working on several shorts, as well as the film Temps and such TV shows as The Agency, Cold Case and Hawaii Five-O. She made the move into directing in 2015 with an episode of Graceland, and has since helmed shows including Person of Interest, Preacher, Hawaii Five-O. Gotham, Blindspot and Salvation.

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Geet Arora is the actor who portrayed Worker Bee #2 in the Star Trek: Short Treks installment, “Runaway.” His other credits include The Beaverton, Workin’ Moms and Taken.

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The home planet of the Xaheans. Both the planet and its inhabitants were born at the same time. It has significant dilithium deposits.

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Me Hani Ika Hali Ka Po

(Portrayed by Yadira Guevara-Prip)

A brilliant young Xahean engineer who loved her planet Xahea as a sister, so created an incubator to recrystallize dilithium, becoming incredibly valuable to the entire universe in the process. As a result, she ran away and became a stowaway on the U.S.S. Discovery, where Sylvia Tilly befriended her (in the Star Trek: Short Treks installment, “Runaway”). She later came to the ship's rescue during its showdown with Control

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Onboard the U.S.S.Discovery, Ensign Tilly encounters an unexpected visitor in need of help. However, this unlikely pair may have more in common than meets the eye.

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Joe Delfin guest starred as Worker Bee #1 in the Star Trek: Short Treks installment, “Runaway.” The actor has also played roles in Rookie Blue, The Expanse, The Strain, Private Eyes and 12 Monkeys, among other shows.

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Planet: Xahea

A humanoid species that can camouflage its skin to match its surroundings, like a chameleon. Also has bioluminescent blood and a ridge that rises on its back when it's angry. Their species was born at the same time as their home planet. They had just recently achieved warp drive capacity in 2257.

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(Portrayed by Mimi Kuzyk).

Siobhan Tilly was the mother of Sylvia Tilly.

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van Sprang

Alan van Sprang is the Canadian actor plays Leland, a Section 31 agent, in season two of Star Trek: Discovery. Van Sprang actually first portrayed Leland in a scene deleted from the first season finale, “Will You Take My Hand?” 

Van Sprang’s many film and television credits date back to the mid-1990s. Among his best known projects are Conundrum, Viper, La Femme Nikita, Earth: Final Conflict, Soul Food, Evel Knievel, Saw III, Diary of the Dead, Survival of the Dead, The Tudors, Saving Hope, Reign and Shadowhunters.


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Will You Take My Hand?

With Georgiou at the helm of the plan to end the Klingon war once and for all, the U.S.S. Discovery crew struggles to fathom and tolerate her hostile tactics. Memories of past hardships are rekindled within Burnham.

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Matthew Binkley is the Canadian actor and model who portrayed the Orion character, Shavo, in the first-season finale of Star Trek: Discovery, “Will You Take My Hand?” Born in Toronto, Binkley counts among his credits the film Freedom, an episode of The Strain, and a role in the stage production, A Ticket on The 4.

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Crystal Leger is the Canadian actress credited as Klingon Player #2 in “Will You Take My Hand?”, the final episode of Star Trek: Discovery’s freshman season. Her other credits include the short film Arranged and the horror feature Henry’s Cabin. Leger also served as a stunt performer in the Discovery episode, “Into the Forest I Go.”

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(Portrayed by Bree Waylenko).

An Orion female dancer working at an outpost on the Klingon home planet of Qo'noS that performs for Georgiou.

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(Portrayed by Matthew Binkley).

An Orion male dancer working at an outpost on the Klingon home planet of Qo'noS that performs for Georgiou.

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(Portrayed by Alan van Sprang)

The leader of Section 31. He recruited Philippa Georgiou in the Orion outpost on the Klingon home planet to join him.

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