Riley Gilchrist played Shukar, a male Andorian, in Star Trek: Discovery. The actor’s many previous film and television credits include The Smartest Woman Survival Guide, Warehouse 13, DeGrassi: The Next Generation, Embryonic, Reign, Good Witch and Suits.
Sean Cochran is the Star Trek: Discovery staff writer who penned the teleplay for the first-season episode, “Despite Yourself.” Cochran began his career as a production assistant, assistant to the executive producer and production staff on such series as Lipstick Jungle, Mercy, Off the Map, GCB and Revenge.
Dwain Murphy is an actor-producer-director who guest starred as Captain Maddox of the Imperial Flagship in the Star Trek: Discovery episode, “The Wolf Inside.” Murphy was born on the small Caribbean island of Dominica, moving to Canada with his parents at the age of four, and studied his craft at the Humber College Acting for Film and Television. He has appeared in such shows and films as How She Move, DeGrassi: The Next Generation, Ghost Whisperer, Saving Hope, Rogue, The Masked Saint, The Strain, The Mist and Mohawk Girls.
Lisa Randolph is a co-executive producer of Star Trek: Discovery and wrote the first-season episode, “The Wolf Inside.” Randolph started her career as the assistant to producer Tom Fontana, working with him on Oz and Homicide: Life on the Street, among other shows, before rising through the Hollywood ranks as a script coordinator and story editor on such shows as Desperate Housewives, The Shield, Dollhouse and Being Human. More recently, she’s served as a writer-producer on Rush and Reign.
The I.S.S. Discovery was a Terran empire vessel captained by the mirror universe's Captain "Killy" Tilly. It switched places with the U.S.S. Discovery when the latter shifted to the mirror universe, and was subsequently destroyed by the Klingons.
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.
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.