By: SEAN KEANE
Live long and prosper.
Hundreds of Trekkies packed into The Theater at Madison Square Garden for the “Star Trek: Discovery” panel, moderated by Dr. Mae Jemison, Saturday afternoon.
The panel featured a surprise appearance by actress Michelle Yeoh, whose character appeared in the first two episodes of the series, and confirmed that she will be reappearing.
Doug Jones as Lieutenant Saru (l.), Sonequa Martin-Green as First Officer Michael Burnham (c.) and Michelle Yeoh as Captain Philippa Georgiou in “Star Trek: Discovery.”
Also in attendance were cast members Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Mary Chieffo, Jason Isaacs, Shazad Latif, Mary Wiseman, Anthony Rapp and Wilson Cruz, as well as executive producers Aaron Harberts, Gretchen J. Berg, Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin and Akiva Goldsman.
Jemison became the first black woman to travel to space when she went into orbit aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour on Sept. 12, 1992. She is now the principal of the 100 Year Starship project, which is designed to support research required for interstellar travel.
After the panel, the Daily News got to chat to the cast and crew about how it feels to be part of show’s 51-year legacy and compared the crew of the Discovery to Captain Kirk’s crew in “The Original Series.”
“Star Trek: Discovery” is available on the CBS All Access subscription streaming service, with new episodes releasing Mondays.
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