Of all the big sci-fi franchises, Star Trek got fairly lucky during Covid-19.
Star Trek: Picard Season 1 and Star Trek: Discovery had both finished filming before the quarantine lockdowns of spring 2020, and Lower Decks, is, of course, an animated series. And, in just a few weeks, on October 15, 2020, Discovery Season 3 will actually debut, which will open up a whole new direction for the Trek canon in the 32nd Century.
But before that happens, Trek will make a big splash at New York Comic Con. This year, CBS All-Access will have a sizeable presence at the virtual version of NYCC 2020, and one detail from the Star Trek Universe panel could suggest that the announcement of a more interconnected Trek universe is coming.
Here’s what to expect at the NYCC 2020 Star Trek panel, and what it might mean for the future of the Final Frontier. Speculation ahead!
When is the Star Trek panel at NYCC?
On Thursday, October 8, at 12 p.m. Eastern, the Star Trek Universe virtual panel will happen at NYCC. Here’s how the CBS press-release describes it: “The beloved panel returns to New York Comic-Con with a special virtual edition, featuring exclusive back-to-back conversations with casts and producers from the “Star Trek” universe on CBS All Access, alongside a few special surprise guests.”
Officially, there are two segments to this: a panel on Lower Decks and a panel on Discovery. The Lower Decks panel will be moderated by Wil Wheaton, and the Discovery panel will be moderated by Sarah Rodman of Entertainment Weekly.