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Everything You Need to Know Before 'Star Trek: Discovery' Season 2

Since the debut of Star Trek: Discovery in the fall of 2017, it’s become clear that Gene Roddenberry’s universe hasn’t been this alive since the ‘90s.

On screen and behind the scenes, there has been no shortage of updates regarding the franchise’s ever-expanding presence on CBS All Access. Patrick Stewart will return as Captain Jean-Luc Picard, a role that launched a thousand memes. An animated comedy is coming, which will examine the Lower Decks of Starfleet ships. Four Short Treks were released. A possible Discovery spin-off toplined by Michelle Yeoh is on the horizon. And those are just the projects that have been officially announced.

The catalyst for our Trek renaissance is now looking into the past for its second season with Michael Burnam and company facing an unknown threat with some very familiar faces. Star Trek has a long history of merging storylines between the past and present TV shows. Engineer Scotty ended up on The Next Generation. The crew of Deep Space Nine ventured back in time to the “Trouble with Tribbles” episode from the original series. Star Trek: Enterprise featured the grandfather of Data’s creator. On Discovery, we’ll soon be seeing a brand new approach to this tradition, where we meet characters who, despite their previously brief screen time, have maintained a high standing in Trek lore.

Before the new season debuts on Thursday, take a look at ET’s companion guide to the upcoming adventures of the USS Discovery. 

Where Did We Leave Off?

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After dealing with the fallout from the Battle of the Binary Stars last season, Burnham shed the “traitor” label and received a full pardon by the Federation. By the time NCC-1701 was revealed, the Klingon War had ended and Burnham was able to prevent mass genocide of the Klingon people, which Philippa Georgiou (Yeoh) from the mirror universe was more than ready to do. The former emperor is now an agent for Sector 31, a clandestine department of Starfleet that focuses on covert ops and threat assessment, which sounds right up her alley.

Paul Stamets (Anthony Rapp) lost the love of his life, Dr. Hugh Culber (Wilson Cruz) — but perhaps not for long. Cruz confirmed at Comic-Con that he does appear in season two. There’s no telling if this is merely through flashbacks, dream sequences, a Monkey’s Paw situation or perhaps a Terran version of Culber. With the spore drive having been put out of commission by Starfleet, who knows where Stamets’ next science experiment might lead him.

And now that she’s been accepted into the Starfleet Command Training Program, Tilly (Mary Wiseman) is one step closer toward becoming a captain one day — and catching up to the career of her mirror counterpart.

Ash Tyler (Shazad Latif) learned that he’s literally half the man he once was, with his DNA and memories having been fused with Voq in the Klingon’s attempt to become a double agent in Starfleet. Cruelly, this also resulted in him murdering Culber. His decision to leave with L’Rell (Mary Chieffo) as she became head of the Klingon High Council seemed to be the only solution to Ash’s existential dilemma. Not feeling at home anymore in Starfleet, he chose to accompany his former captor, so as to help maintain their new peacetime with the Federation. 

What Is Season 2 About?

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“Mr. Tyler, we are always in a fight for the future.” This statement from the season two trailer might be cliché, but Captain Christopher Pike’s assessment of working in Starfleet is 100 percent spot-on. 

The official synopsis about Discovery’s sophomore season from CBS All Access reads: “After answering a distress signal from the U.S.S. Enterprise, season two of Star Trek: Discovery finds the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery joining forces with Captain Christopher Pike on a new mission to investigate seven mysterious red signals and the appearance of an unknown being called the Red Angel. While the crew must work together to unravel their meaning and origin, Michael Burnham is forced to face her past with the return of her estranged brother, Spock.”

The trailers and promos have also provided glimpses of deadly asteroid collisions, Klingon combat, freefalls through space, outrunning collapsing walls that happen to be on fire, and yes, more Vulcan nerve pinches. In between Spock having visions of the Red Angel and its threat to “end all sentient life” in the universe, he will also be dealing with family drama in the form of Burnham. The revelation of their sibling status had longtime fans scratching their heads.

While speaking to Varietyat CES last week, executive producer Alex Kurtzman said, “We set up a mystery in season one. How come Spock — one of the most beloved characters in all of Star Trek history, let alone the world and the universe — has never mentioned his sister Michael Burnham. It was a big mystery. And I think I knew inherently that the answer to that wasn’t going to be one or two episodes. It was going to be a full season and you were really going to have to dive deep into that story and into that relationship and what happened between them. There is a lot of friction between them.”

The cast and producers also appeared at Comic-Con, where Kurtzman said that “family” will be the main theme of Discovery’s sophomore season. “Now, they really are a family and so much of what will happen over the course of season two is going to test them as a family — constantly. And they may even have to make choices between their real family and their starship family.”

The New Season 2 Characters

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Anson Mount (Hell on Wheels) will portray Captain Christopher Pike of the USS Enterprise. With a by-the-book attitude, Pike will probably end up resembling Picard more than Captain James T. Kirk, his future replacement. 

Number One is played by Rebecca Romijn, who recently talked to ET about becoming the Enterprise’s second-in-command and the show’s ‘60s-style influence. Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) plays a new character named Jet Reno. During an appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, Notaro revealed she’d been enjoying Trek’s signature technobabble. 

And while he’s one of the franchise’s most iconic characters, Spock’s appearance this season comes with the least amount of information leading up to the season debut. Played by Ethan Peck, grandson of Gregory Peck, all we know is that the Spock we know might not resemble the same Vulcan we see on Discovery. (Plus, he’s rocking an amazing beard!)

The Backstory

The origin of Pike and Number One is well-known to most Trek fans. Before their first canonical appearance in the first season of the original series, the characters were featured in Roddenberry’s original — and rejected — pilot episode for Star Trek.

“It was turned down by NBC on the basis of being too intellectual. Too cerebral,” Roddenberry told ET in 1983. “But they liked it well enough to order a second pilot.” According to Roddenberry, an NBC executive told him it was the first time they had felt like TV had captured the feeling of being in a spaceship. Titled “The Cage,” the pilot chronicled the Enterprise and Captain Pike (played by Jeffrey Hunter) encountering a race of beings whose powers of illusion are so strong, they can make people believe they’re seeing anything they want them to. 

“When Gene first started Star Trek, he knew the characters that he wanted,” Majel Barrett-Roddenberry told ET in 1986, who portrayed Number One in the first pilot. Barrett and Roddenberry were married soon after the series premiered and remained together until his death in 1991. “He wanted a woman to be second-in-command, because he just figured it was about time to do this.” Ultimately, Spock would replace Barrett’s Number One on the Enterprise bridge in the second pilot. Barrett would go on to appear as Nurse Chapel in the original series and years later as Deanna Troi’s mother on The Next Generation.

So if the original pilot was scrapped, how do we know of Pike and Number One? And why is their story an official part of the Trek canon? In the first season, Roddenberry wrote “The Menagerie,” which integrated footage taken from the original pilot. 

“‘Menagerie’ was a two-parter in which I wrote a story around that old pilot, so I could make it a two-hour show and make use of the fact that we had already spent so much money on that hour of film,” said Roddenberry. “And we did it by telling this story that happened a long, long time ago and doing it with flashbacks on a screen.” Using clips from “The Cage,” he forged a new story arc to incorporate Spock’s previous tenure on the Enterprise under the command of Captain Pike and Number One, as well as their encounter with powerful beings on the planet Talos IV. Note: In the Star Trek timeline, the flashback events in “The Menagerie” with Pike and Number One take place a couple years before the events of Discovery’s first season. 

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Warning: The next paragraph contains spoilers for certain details about Pike’s future that you may or may not want to be aware of going into Discovery season two…

In “The Menagerie,” it’s revealed that Captain Pike will eventually suffer injuries from an accident that leave him mutilated and unable to speak or move (Sean Kenney, not Hunter, played the disfigured Pike). Roddenberry did provide the captain with a “happy” ending that might be emotionally beneficial for viewers to keep in mind as they become more familiar with Pike on Discovery. At the end of “Menagerie,” the Talosians offer to use their powers to allow Pike to live in a mental simulation on their planet in the body he had before his debilitating injuries.

The depiction of this unexamined era on the Star Trek timeline continues to be, well, fascinating. With an array of new stories teased, several pieces of unfinished business from last season, and the chance to learn more about a couple of Federation legends, Discovery’s new season is shaping up to be another memorable chapter in the franchise’s history. 

Engage!

Star Trek: Discovery launches season two exclusively on CBS All Access on Thursday, Jan. 17.

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'Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ Revived: Live Updates From Comic-Con 2018, Day 1

San Diego Comic-Con 2018 is in full swing this weekend, and ET has everything you need to know — from new trailer premieres to casting announcements to exclusive interviews with the cast and creators of your favorite movies and TV shows.

Thursday’s events include panels for The Predator — Shane Black’s upcoming installment in the sci-fi horror franchise — as well as fan-favorite TV shows like Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Doctor Who, Star Wars: The Clone Wars and a Breaking Bad cast reunion in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the show’s premiere. 

ET will also have exclusive live interviews with the stars of Fear the Walking Dead, The Predator, Brooklyn Nine-NineDoctor Who and Magnum P.I.! We will also have sit-downs with Kevin Smith and the casts of new shows like the Charmed reboot,Tell Me a Story and more, so check back here regularly to keep track of all of this year’s Comic-Con surprises.

‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ Revived After 2013 Cancellation

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In a jaw-dropping announcement during Thursday morning’s Clone Wars panel, supervising director Dave Filoni revealed the beloved CG-animated series is getting a revival to complete the series after its unceremonious cancellation in 2013.

The somewhat sneaky, non-Hall H panel was presented as a reflective 10-year-anniversary celebration of the series with Filoni and the Clone Wars cast, as well as special guests, to honor the show’s original run from October 2008 – March 2014; and without major Star Wars presence elsewhere during the convention weekend, it seemed likely the panel would strictly focus on celebrating the past.

However, at the end of the panel came the big reveal. Fans were shown a new trailer and a graphic featuring the hashtag “#CloneWarsSaved,” leading to a standing ovation from the crowd. 

In typical Star Wars fashion, most details are still being kept under wraps, though StarWars.com has officially announced that the series will be revived with 12 all-new episodes on Disney’s forthcoming direct-to-consumer streaming service.

‘Doctor Who’ Drops a New Trailer

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The new Doctor Who team made a splashy debut at Comic-Con on Thursday, when they made their first public appearance together in cavernous Hall H – and dropped a longer trailer with actual footage from the new season. Jodie Whittaker, who was announced as the franchise’s first female Doctor in July 2017, made a memorable entrance into the one-hour panel when she pretended to be running late to make it in time to San Diego in a pre-taped bit, only to find out that the Tardis was “not for personal use.” Not to worry though, Whittaker made it – rocking a black hooded slip hearkening back to her reveal.

But Whittaker admitted it was difficult keeping her casting in the iconic series top-secret. “It was particularly hard keeping it from close friends and family,” admitted the actress, who previously starred in the critically acclaimed British drama Broadchurch with Doctor Who showrunner Chris Chibnall, recalling that she had to lie often. “It was good practice because you can’t say anything about the show, ever!” 

Chibnall broke down how Whittaker was cast, as well as two of the new companions played by Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill. “With Jodie, it was the same answer for all three. They all came and auditioned and were amazing. For Jodie, I wrote three special scenes and then Jodie and other people came in and read. She just walked in the room and she was the Doctor,” Chibnall explained. “You don’t know what you’re looking for until you see it. The energy, it was the Doctor but it was new and fresh, it was funny and [engaging]. She just nailed it. Then we made her do two more scenes because we wanted to do our due diligence.”

Whittaker recalled filming her first appearance in “Twice Upon a Time,” where she took over from the previous Doctor Peter Capaldi. “It was incredibly nerve-wracking because the reveal had happened,” she shared, adding that she felt like an imposter – but in a good way. “I was in somebody else’s costume. I was nervous touching anything. I felt like I was very much in someone else’s shoes and it was a wonderful way to start this journey.” 

A new trailer from the new season, premiering this fall, was also screened for the Hall H audience — and it’s dark, funny and action-packed. “All of this is new to me. New faces, new worlds, new times. So if I asked really, really nicely, would you be my new best friends?” Whittaker’s Doctor teased.

‘The Curse of La Llorona’ Draws on a Terrifying Folktale

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Stars Linda Cardellini, Patricia Velásquez and Raymond Cruz joined ET’s Keltie Knight to dish on their new supernatural horror film, based on the Mexican legend of La Llorona, “The Weeping Woman,” the ghost of a mother who killed her children and now roams the afterlife looking for new children to replace her own.

“Our parents tell us the story so we behave,” Velásquez dished of the infamous folktale. “If you don’t behave, La Llorona’s gonna come and get you… The thing about it is, we believe in it so much, that as an adult, you still believe.”

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‘The Predator’ Panel Teases Big Battles and Gubernatorial Goals

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The first Hall H panel of Comic-Con 2018 featured Olivia Munn, Sterling K. Brown, Keegan-Michael Key, Trevante Rhodes and director Shane Black, along with a few more, for The Predator. (Sadly, no Jacob Tremblay, who would looove Comic-Con.) Much of the panel revolved around who’d win in various fights between The Predator and other pop culture icons. The Rock? “He throws the smile. He hits him with the wink,” Brown joked. “I smell what The Rock is cooking.”

Fans were also treated to the first clips from the film — a comedic sequence of Munn’s character waking up in a motel room to meet the rest of the soldiers that involves repeated use of the phrase, uh, “Eat your p*ssy,” and a loud bit of action with a Predator battling a bigger Predator outside a middle school. (Black mentioned “roiding” back on The Predator’s homeworld.)

Hall H was full of heavy petting, hijinks and, perhaps the biggest surprise of the day, Sterling K. Brown’s very impressive Wookie impression. Plus, a bit of politics for good measure — OG Predator stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jesse Ventura both went on to become governors. “I am running for governor of the state of California,” Munn deadpanned. “I would like all of the votes.” She also lent her vote to Brown and Key — Brown-Key 2020! — with Brown laughing, “That’s a lot of blackness.”

‘Tell Me a Story’ About a ‘Dawson’s Creek’ Reunion!

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The stars of Tell Me a Story, Paul Wesley and James Wolk, along with executive producer Kevin Williamson, sat down with ET’s Keltie Knight to dish all about their upcoming CBS All Access series, a dark reimagining of beloved fairy tales based on the Mexican series, Habia una vez.

But we couldn’t help but ask Williamson, who also created Dawson’s Creek, about getting that cast all together for their recent Entertainment Weekly cover, and whether or not there’s been talk of future reunions. “Let’s just say, there’s been talk,” he answered coyly, saying he was “sworn to secrecy” on any further details. “It’s because of [that cover], getting us all together, reminding us all of how special that time was.”

Meet the New ‘Magnum P.I.’

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Jay Hernandez and Perdita Weeks were first to stop by ET to tell Kevin Frazier all about the Magnum P.I. reboot premiering Sept. 24 on CBS. Hernandez will take over Tom Selleck’s iconic role and acknowledges he has big shoes to fill. Comic-Con first-timer Weeks will play Juliet Higgins, a former MI-6 agent. 

Hernandez and Weeks played coy when asked if we can expect any of the original cast members to show up. “There’s definitely talk about it,” Hernandez said. “But here’s the deal, you’re going to have to watch the show. We’re definitely trying to make it happen.”

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Simon Pegg Was 'Really Angry' At 'Star Trek Beyond' Trailers for Spoiling Key Scene

Simon Pegg is opening up about Star Trek Beyond’s lackluster box office performance, and has some specific ideas regarding why the movie failed to connect with audiences as well as its predecessors had.

Speaking with Geek Exchange recently, the actor — who played Montgomery “Scotty” Scott in the rebooted series and co-wrote the third film — said he felt the film was “poorly marketed,” which resulted in it under-performing financially.

“If you look at a film like Suicide Squad, that was around for such a long time before it finally came out and people were so aware of it. Whereas with Star Trek Beyond, it was left too late before they started their marketing push,” Pegg shared. “It still did great business, but it was disappointing compared to [Star Trek Into Darkness].”

Beyond, which hit theaters in July 2016, had a budget of $ 185 million, but only managed to make back $ 158.8 million domestically and $ 343.6 million worldwide.

By comparison, Into Darkness earned a worldwide box office gross of $ 467.3 million off a $ 190 million budget.

Some fans of the franchise have said the film’s first trailer — which was set the Beastie Boy’s “Sabotage” and focused primarily on the movie’s action sequences instead of its characters or levity — turned them off to the idea of watching it.

According to Pegg, the trailer actually spoiled the movie’s major climactic scene.

“I was really angry about that,” he said. “[The trailer] used ‘Sabotage,’ which was our surprise moment in the end. It was supposed to be a very fun and heightened twist, and something that was a big surprise and they blew it in the first trailer, which really annoyed me.”

Pegg also lamented the fact that the promos “made the film look like a boneheaded action film.”

While Pegg was disappointed about the film’s advertising campaign, the 48-year-old actor — who is currently appearing in Steven Speilberg’s new sci-fi epic Ready Player One — he appreciated the love the film ended up getting from many fans.

“From a professional standpoint for me, it was such a great experience in the end, because the critical response that we did get was exactly what [co-writer] Doug Jung and I and [director] Justin Lin had hoped for.”

As for the upcoming fourth film in the franchise, Pegg explained that there is “a script that’s been written.” However, things are somewhat up in the air amid the news that Quentin Tarantino could be involved with the creation of the next installment in the franchise.

“There’s also the story of Quentin Tarantino coming and chatting with J.J. [Abrams] about an idea that he’s had for a long time. That idea is going into the writer’s room to be looked at,” Pegg said. “I think it might take something like him to restart it.”

The actor admitted that Tarantino penning a Star Trek script could actually be “an interesting proposition.”

“I don’t know if that means everybody will be blowing each other’s heads off with phasers and calling Klingons mother f*****s, but, who knows?” Pegg said. “That could be fun.”

However, before any iteration of a new Star Trek hits the big screen, Pegg will also be starring alongside Tom Cruise in the upcoming Mission: Impossible – Fallout.

ET’s Cameron Mathison caught up with Pegg at the Hollywood premiere of Ready Player One on Monday, and he opened up about working alongside Cruise for the third time in the series, and the wild stunts the movie promises — including one that led to Cruise getting seriously hurt.

“It was almost a year [of shooting]. We took some time out [of production] because Tom broke his foot, but he recovered in a bizarrely quick way as only he probably would,” Pegg joked. “[But] it’s crazy what we do in this one. I mean, it’s falling off things again, but higher and more dangerous.”

According to Pegg, the take showing Cruise’s injury is actually in the film. “Your foot shouldn’t touch your knee, not on the same leg. But it did and it’s gross,” he joked.

While he said he’s impressed by Cruise’s dedication, he’s concerned about the star’s determination to one-up himself in each Mission: Impossible film.

“I worry because every time we do one he has to kind of raise the bar and at some point that’s going to mean death,” Pegg said.

Ready Player One comes out March 29. Mission: Impossible – Fallout explodes into theaters July 27.

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Mark Hamill 'Can't Watch' Luke's Goodbye to Carrie Fisher's Leia in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' (Exclusive)

In Star War: The Last Jedi, Luke Skywalker is reunited with his sister, Princess Leia Organa, for a deeply touching scene that was one of the emotional highlights of the action-packed sci-fi epic.

As it turns out, the scene was nearly as emotional for stars Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher, who shared the screen for the first time as their characters since Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in 1983. 

The 66-year-old actor sat down with ET’s Ash Crossan and opened up about the delicate scene, which saw Luke sweetly kiss his estranged sister — now general of the Resistance — on the forehead, and how the gesture came about organically.

“I didn’t decide it and say, ‘Can I do this?’ I mean, in the take — I don’t know if we rehearsed it or not, but it just happened,” Hamill recalled. “I was standing up and they weren’t ready for it. They said, ‘No, do that again.’ And we did it for a second take, and like I said, it was just spontaneous.”

Hamill explained that now, in light of Fisher’s untimely death, the scene was “really momentous” for him at the time, because Luke “was saying goodbye to his sister forever,” and soon after Hamill had to say goodbye to Fisher as well.

“I can’t watch that scene. It’s just, you know, takes me out of the movie completely,” he shared. “I’ll get over it, but she’ll be forever missed and she’s irreplaceable.”

Fisher died in December 2016 after a brief hospitalization following a heart attack. In the days following Fisher’s death, Hamill paid an emotional tribute to the icon, sharing, “It’s never easy to lose such a vital, irreplaceable member of the family, but this is downright heartbreaking.”

“She was OUR Princess, damn it, & the actress who played her blurred into one gorgeous, fiercely independent & ferociously funny, take-charge woman who took our collective breath away, determined & tough, but with a vulnerability that made you root for her & want her to succeed & be happy… I am grateful for the laughter, the wisdom, the kindness & even the bratty, self-indulgent crap my beloved space-twin gave me through the years,” Hamill continued. “Thanks, Carrie. I love you.”

Earlier this month, Hamill received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, where he was joined by Star Wars co-star Harrison Ford, the franchise’s creator, George Lucas, as well Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, who also appeared in both Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi as Lieutenant Connix, a member of the Resistance.

“I see so much of Carrie in Billie,” Hamill told ET at the ceremony. “I adore her. She’s my pretend space niece, since her mom was my pretend space sister… I’m very protective of her.”

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EXCLUSIVE: Sonequa Martin-Green Hopes Her 'Star Trek: Discovery' Role 'Knocks Down Some Walls'

“I’m grateful. I’m humbled, a little overwhelmed, excited… all those things. Blessed,” the 32-year-old actress revealed on Wednesday. “We’re doing our best to uphold the legacy that is Stark Trek.” 

“It means everything [to be bringing diversity to TV],” she continued. “It really does, because I think people need to see themselves.” 

“I think that vision is the first step to see it, so to show people what they really look like, to be an actual mirror to what our society looks like, is a really big deal,” she continued. “To see everyone coming together, people of different ethnicity and genders and backgrounds and even different species on our show… [it’s] not something that needs to be discussed. [It’s] something that’s organic, it’s just the way it is… to know that we have achieved that, and the future, just to see an example of that achievement, I don’t think it can be measured.” 

Martin-Green isn’t taking her role lightly, and hopes that her character helps women “see their potential.” 

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'Star Wars' Fan Favorite BB-8 Has an Evil Twin in 'The Last Jedi' — Meet BB-9E!

Move over BB-8, there’s a new droid in town — and he’s adorably evil!

Sphero — the company that produces the remote-controlled BB-8 toy that became a huge hit following the release of Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens — is giving fans a look at BB-8’s villainous brother, the BB-9E.

While it essentially looks like the BB-8 we all know and love — just with a Darth Vader paint job and a less-cuddly flat head — this new droid is a tool of the sinister First Order, and it doesn’t have time for your hugs and child-like adoration.

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EXCLUSIVE: Sonequa Martin-Green Explains How 'The Walking Dead' Prepared Her for 'Star Trek: Discovery'

Playing EXCLUSIVE: Sonequa Martin-Green Explains How ‘The Walking Dead’ Prepared Her for ‘Star Trek: Discovery’

Sonequa Martin-Green is venturing into a whole new world of pop culture fandom with her starring role in Star Trek: Discovery, and the actress says her time on The Walking Dead taught her everything she needs to know about handling the attention.

“I’ve been calling my time on Walking Dead my sort of post-graduate degree,” Martin-Green told ET’s Cameron Mathison at the CBS TCA party in Los Angeles on Tuesday. “I learned so much about being on a show that has such a massive reach.”

However, the 32-year-old star says the fandom surrounding the Star Trek franchise “is on another level.”

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“This has expanded even beyond what I witnessed on that show,” she admitted. “I’ve been trying to put it into words [how dedicated the fans are] and I’ve been kind of sort of getting it a little bit, I’ve been skimming the surface of how deep and profound it is to me, and how grateful and honored I truly am.”

After being a main character on AMC’s acclaimed horror drama for five years, Martin-Green says she’s no stranger to being approached by Walking Dead fans who enjoy her work.

However, reflecting on the strangest fan encounter she’s ever had, the actress admitted that it was probably the time her gynecologist recognized her from the show.

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“Not in the moment. I can say, not in the moment,” Martin-Green said, laughing. “It was when I was pregnant, so it was one of the pre-sit-down sort of meetings.”

Despite it being a little weird, the actress said she still ended up going with that doctor during her pregnancy.

“I did the whole natural birth thing, so he was sort of on standby,” she said. “But he was like, ‘My sons! My sons love you!’ You know? That kind of thing.”

WATCH: ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Debuts Stunning First Trailer, Gets Expanded Season

CBS announced on Tuesday during its summer Television Critics Association press tour that the first season of Star Trek: Discovery will be split into two chapters. The first batch of episodes will run from Sept. 24 to Nov. 5, with the second returning in January 2018. The first episode will premiere on CBS and CBS All Access, before all new episodes launch weekly on the streaming service.

Check out the video below for more on the hotly anticipated sci-fi series.

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