At Tuesday’s annual summer Television Critics Association press tour in Los Angeles, the Star Trek: Discovery cast and producing team spent time promoting the series and speaking about the soon-to-arrive new series with a variety of media reporters.

Much of their comments echo previous statements to reporters and the San Diego Comic-Con crowd last weekend, commenting on the revelation that Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) is essentially the adopted daughter of Sarek (James Frain) and Amanda Grayson, that the Federation is mired in war with the Klingons during the time period in which Discovery is set, and that Bryan Fuller’s vision for the series – though not aligned entirely with his original hopes – is being honored by the remaining leadership team running the series.

Perhaps the biggest surprise for the press attendees was the reveal of the new Discovery theme song, composed by Jeff Russo and recorded for the series by a 60-piece live orchestra – which received wide praise from those in attendance:

Hopefully, the new music will be revealed to the rest of us soon!

As a final tie-in to the press presentation, CBS revealed a new, expanded series of Discovery promotional posters, giving each new cast member their time in the very-literal spotlight.


 
These posters are already on display here at the Star Trek Las Vegas convention, launching today and running through Sunday, August 6.
 

Stick with us all week here on the site and on our Twitter and Facebook feeds as we bring you the latest from the annual celebration of all things Star Trek!