San Diego Comic-Con kicks off in full swing tomorrow out in California, and with just days left to go before Saturday’s big Star Trek: Discovery panel – sure to bring plenty of new insight about the coming series – there’s still some more pre-event info arriving!
First up, CBS continued their roll-out of Discovery prop spotlight videos today, with a new ten-second clip that features all the previous props – phaser, insignia, uniform, etc. – but also appears to have snuck in a glimpse at the new Starfleet tricorders used by the Shenzhou and Discovery crews.
— Star Trek: Discovery (@startrekcbs) July 19, 2017
It passes by quickly, but here’s a snap of the new tricorder display screen, along with what appears to be a possible sensing instrument which accompanies it.
The display format of this tricorder seems to be similar in nature to the Starfleet scanner seen in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (below), which had a central display above controls on the body of the unit.
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Announced today, the cast and crew of Star Trek: Discovery will be appearing at August’s annual Official Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas, the yearly summit of Trek fans sure to be a welcoming crowd to the new show’s team.
Like at Comic-Con this week, the convention will feature a display of Discovery props and special exhibits highlighting the new series.
Star Trek: Discovery will help kick off Star Trek Las Vegas with appearances by cast members, writers, producers, and designers on the afternoon of Wednesday, August 2nd in the Leonard Nimoy Theater. And that’s not all, as Star Trek.com and CBS ALL ACCESS will bring multiple exhibits, special panels, daily contests, authors and much more to the five-day event.
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Also announced today is the official street date and description of Star Trek: Discovery #1, the tie-in comic from IDW Publishing launching along with the series this fall.
Star Trek: Discovery #1—Cover A: Tony Shasteen—GEM OF THE MONTH
Mike Johnson, Kirsten Beyer (w) • Tony Shasteen (a & c)
Warp into adventure with this new comic book series that ties into the new Star Trek television show premiering in late September on CBS All Access in the U.S., the Space channel in Canada and Netflix throughout the rest of the world! Details remain secretive so we can’t show you covers yet, but we can tell you that you won’t want to miss this very special KLINGON-centric series. Be prepared for action, adventure, and Star Trek at its best!
Written by longtime Trek comic scribe Mike Johnson and series (and Trek novel) writer Kirsten Beyer, the as-yet-unseen comic debuts in October 25, with variant “Ships of the Line” cover art from Declay Shalvey and Jordie Bellaire.
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Finally, images of the SDCC Discovery exhibits and special event features are already hitting the web ahead of the official opening.
You can see below a number of social media photos from both the fan Discovery Captain’s Chair booth, as well as our first look at the props and artwork on display at the special Discovery gallery in San Diego.
— jvancitters (@jvancitters) July 19, 2017
— Chris Ryall (@chris_ryall) July 19, 2017
— Borys Kit (@Borys_Kit) July 20, 2017
— TrekMovie.com (@TrekMovie) July 20, 2017
— Star Trek (@StarTrek) July 19, 2017
Bring on Comic-Con!