First announced at the end of June, this Saturday’s Star Trek: Discovery appearance at San Diego Comic Con arrives with a whole host of cast and crew panelists, along with plenty of other tie-in events beginning this Thursday!

Detailed today by CBS, the previously-announced panel this Saturday will be moderated by Discovery guest star Rainn Wilsonset to portray swindler Harry Mudd — and will feature both on-screen and behind-the scenes talent from the series.

The stars of new Star Trek series are set to make their very first global appearance together on Saturday, July 22 in Ballroom 20 at Comic-Con International in San Diego.

Sonequa Martin-Green, Jason Isaacs, Doug Jones, Shazad Latif, Mary Wiseman, Anthony Rapp, and James Frain will join a panel with Executive Producers Alex Kurtzman, Gretchen J. Berg, Aaron Harberts, Heather Kadin, and Akiva Goldsman.

Guest star Rainn Wilson, who plays intergalactic conman Harry Mudd on the new series, will moderate.

Captain Gabriel Lorca (Jason Isaacs) of the USS Discovery. (CBS)

In addition, CBS will have both the USS Discovery‘s captain chair (seen above, hosting Jason Isaacs’ Captain Lorca) on display for fan photography, along with several props and costumes from the sets – and daily giveaways of special posters will be on hand as well, like the new psychedelic design revealed today:

A closer look at the revised DISCOVERY design.

Star Trek: Discovery will also host a gallery takeover at the Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts Gallery (363 Fifth Avenue, San Diego), where fans can interact with the captain’s chair from the U.S.S. Discovery along with props and costumes taken directly from set.

The exhibit runs Thursday, July 20 through Sunday, July 23, and does not require a badge for entry. Each day, 1,000 fans will also be eligible to receive a limited-edition Star Trek: Discovery poster (see examples above).

On Twitter today, CBS shared close-up looks at both the new Discovery split-delta Starfleet insignia, as well as a detailed view and what looks to be a pretty impressive communicator, featuring internal lighting and a digital display containing the familiar Starfleet Command logo.

Here’s a comparison between that new communicator and two TOS-era communicator props from the 1960’s production (note: reproductions from the Star Trek Set Tour):

…and note the similarity between the communicator grille and its Wrath of Khan counterpart:

Finally, fans who want to take a break from walking around the SDCC area will be able to catch a ride on Discovery captain’s chair-themed pedicabs, patrolling the area around the convention venue all weekend.

Starfleet pedicabs will be on patrol. (Image via StarTrek.com)

Along with all of that, CBS will also be running what they’ve called the #TrekDiscovery challenge, allowing fans to win streaming access to the upcoming series via Roku and CBS All Access:

Fans can take part in the #TrekDiscovery Challenge when they encounter an array of authentically costumed Trek ambassadors, representing crews from five of the Star Trek television series (The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager and Enterprise).

Fans who post photos of themselves with each of the five series’ crews – and also in the Discovery captain’s chair at the Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts Gallery – and who tag all six photos with the #TrekDiscovery challenge hashtag on Twitter or Instagram, will be eligible to win a Roku streaming stick and a subscription to CBS All Access. Prizes will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Fans can find clues regarding the location of the #TrekDiscovery crews by following @StarTrek on Twitter and Instagram.

Stay tuned for more Discovery news as the week progresses!

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