Bree Wasylenko is the Canadian actress and dancer who played Shava in the Star Trek: Discovery first-season finale, “Will You Take My Hand?” Born in Okotoks, Alberta, and currently based in Toronto, Wasylenko competed on the third season of So You Think You Can Dance Canada, has served as a choreographer on several projects, including the TV movie Frenemies and the feature Make Your Move, and has acted in such shows and films as Reign, Murdoch Mysteries, The Next Step and Kin.
Morgan Kohan, who describes herself on Twitter as “Just another Toronto actor livin' the life,” got green as the Orion Weapons Trader in the Star Trek: Discovery episode, “Will You Take My Hand?” Her previous television credits include episodes of Contingency, Dead Weight, Murdoch Mysteries and Kim’s Convenience.
Melanie Nicholls-King is the Canadian actress who portrayed Admiral Drake in the Star Trek: Discovery episode "The War Without, The War Within." Best known for her stint as Cheryl on The Wire, Nicholls-King counts among her many other television and film credits Forever Knight, Guilty as Sin, The Famous Jett Jackson, Goosebumps, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Rookie Blue, St. Vincent, Orphan Black and Falling Water.
David Solomon directed the Star Trek: Discovery episode "The War Without, The War Within." A veteran television director and producer, Solomon's previous directing credits include Firefly, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Las Vegas, Dollhouse, Fringe, Once Upon a Time, Blue Bloods, Grimm, Zoo, Falling Skies (with Doug Jones), Midnight, Texas, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. His work as a producer encompasses many of the shows above, as well as several Perry Mason made-for-television movies and the series Nikita. And, earlier in his career, Solomon served as an editor on Bay City Blues, Miami Vice and Hill Street Blues, among other shows.
The U.S.S. Saratoga was a Federation starship that was tailed by a cloaked Klingon raider into spacedock at Starbase 22 during the Klingon-Federation War. The raider then ignited its antimatter supply in a suicide mission. Days later, similar attacks were carried out on Starbases 19 and 12, wiping out one third of the Federation fleet.
Back on the U.S.S. Discovery, Michael Burnham and the crew are faced with the harsh reality of the war during their absence. In order to move forward, Starfleet must use unconventional tactics and sources to take their next action against the Klingons.
Toronto-based actress Raven Dauda played Dr. Pollard in “Vaulting Ambition,” a first-season episode of Star Trek: Discovery. On her Twitter page, Dauda describes herself as a “Spiritual alien masking as a human being who's learning how to love, act, write, design, teach and listen... in order to take over the world! Muah haa haa!” A veteran of film, television, stage and voiceover work, her credits span from Murder at 1600, Soul Food, Resident Evil: Outbreak and Nikita to Heroes Reborn, Mary Kills People, Designated Survivor, Salvation and Falling Water.
Burnham heads to the I.S.S. Charon with a special "gift" for the Emperor. With the help of an unexpected source, Stamets gains clarity while trapped inside the mycelial network. And Saru asks for L’Rell’s help.
Marie Ward is the Canadian actress who played the Junior Guard in the first-season Star Trek: Discovery episode, “Vaulting Ambition.” Ward’s many other film and television credits include Due South, Threshold, Mutant X, Honey, Suits, Lost Girl, Ransom and Zombies.
Canadian actor Jeremy Crittenden guest starred as Lord Eling in the Star Trek: Discovery episode, “Vaulting Ambition.” His previous credits include The L Word, The Dead Zone, Stan Helsing and Taken, as well as the play, Avenue Q.
Jordon Nardino serves as one of Star Trek: Discovery’s executive producers and wrote the first-season episode “Vaulting Ambition.” Among Nardino’s previous credits as a writer and/or producer are Gilmore Girls, Desperate Housewives, GCB, Smash and Quantico. As the Los Angeles-based Nardino puts it on Twitter, “I write for your girlfriend's favorite TV show.”
Billy MacLellan, who portrayed the character Barlow in the first-season Star Trek: Discovery episode, “Vaulting Ambition,” is a Canadian actor with television and film credits dating back two decades. Among the projects in which he’s appeared are Playmakers, ReGenesis, Rookie Blue, Flashpoint, Saving Hope, Covert Affairs, Nikita, Defiance, Maudie, Bellevue, The Silence and Caught.