Mary Wiseman on DISCOVERY’s Young Cadet, Sylvia Tilly


Our Star Trek: Discovery Comic-Con coverage isn’t over yet! This time we’ve got a brief interview with the youngest member of the USS Discovery’s crew, Starfleet cadet Sylvia Tilly, played by Mary Wiseman.

TrekCore contributor Sam Darragh of the Trekkie Girls was our roving reporter at yesterday’s press junket, and she caught up with Wiseman just for a moment at the end of the press session to see what we could find out about this Starfleet hopeful!

TREKCORE: Could you tell us something about Cadet Tilly? We barely know anything about her so far!

WISEMAN: Cadet Tilly is a fourth-year cadet at Starfleet Academy, and she’s working on the DISCOVERY. She ends up being roomates with Michael [Burnham] and Michael becomes kind of a mentor to her, and a very unlikely friendship ensues.

She works in engineering, with Lieutenant Stamets (Anthony Rapp)… and she’s a cool girl!

Sylvia Tilly (Wiseman) worries about Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) sharing a bunk space.

We got our first on-screen glimpse of Tilly a shuttle wearing hazard gear, along with (as she describes above) her time with roommate Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) soon after her arrival on the Discovery.

Our Star Trek: Discovery content continues tomorrow!