Sam Asante is the actor who played the Senior Guard in the Star Trek: Discovery episode, “Vaulting Ambition.” Among his other projects are Fifteen Minutes, Fear They Neighbor, Hero, Falling Water and Pyrenees.
Hanelle M. Culpepper directed “Vaulting Ambition,” episode 12 of Star Trek: Discovery’s first season. A native of Alabama, she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in Economics and French from Lake Forest College in suburban Chicago. For graduate studies, she earned a Master’s degree at USC’s Annenberg School and, while at USC, worked behind the scenes on multiple student film projects in positions ranging from production assistant to producer. In addition to Discovery, Culpepper’s credits as a director include such series, features and telemovies as Deadly Sibling Rivalry, 90210, Criminal Minds, Revenge, Grimm, Castle, Mistresses, The Originals, The Flash and Gotham.
The location of a secret rebel base which was to be destroyed by Michael Burnham on orders from the Terran Emperor. Burnham beamed down to the base with Lt. Tyler in an effort to learn about the unique alliance between the Klingons, Andorians, Vulcans and Tellarites.
The planet was later destroyed by the I.S.S. Charon.
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.