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Here's what to know about Star Trek's Comic-Con@Home event

2020 Comic-Con canceled amid coronavirus pandemic
Posted at 5:35 AM, Jul 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-23 06:35:28-04

Star Trek fans can skip the long lines to hear from the cast and creators of the popular CBS All Access shows as San Diego Comic-Con goes virtual in July. The free Comic-Con@Home event on July 23 will include back-to-back panels focused on "Star Trek: Discovery", "Star Trek: Picard", and the animated series"Star Trek: Lower Decks".

Fans who tune in to the free live streamed event will enjoy a virtual table read of the "Discovery" season finale. The reading of "Such Sweet Sorrows, Part 2" will feature Sonequa Martin-Green (Commander Michael Burnham), Michelle Yeoh (Philippa Georgiou), Doug Jones (Commander Saru), Anthony Rapp (Lt. Commander Paul Stamets), and others, as well as Anson Mount(Captain Christopher Pike), Rebecca Romijn (Number One) and Ethan Peck (Spock) from the upcoming show "Star Trek: Strange New Worlds". A cast Q&A will follow the reading.

The "Lower Decks" portion of the "Star Trek" event will include an exclusive extended first look at the premiere, which will start streaming on CBS All Access on August 6. Creator and showrunner Mike McMahan will also discuss the new show with the voices you'll hear on board the U.S.S. Cerritos, including Jack Quaid, Tawny Newsome, and Jerry O'Connell.

"Star Trek: Picard" cast will reunite for the first time since their season one finale to discuss the critically acclaimed show. Cast members scheduled to appear include Patrick Stewart (Jean-Luc Picard), Alison Pill (Dr. Agnes Jurati), Isa Briones (Dahj/Soji), Evan Evagora (Elnor), Michelle Hurd (Raffi Musiker), and Santiago Cabrera (Cristobal Rios) along with special guest stars Brent Spiner(Data/Dr. Soong), Jonathan Del Arco (Hugh), Jonathan Frakes (William Riker), Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine) and Marina Sirtis (Deanna Troi).

Deadline senior editor Dominic Patten will moderate all three conversations, starting at noon central time on Thursday, July 23. Panels will be streamed on Comic-Con's YouTube page for free, and available for a limited time following the event.

San Diego Comic-Con@Home switched to live streaming the more than 350 panels July 22-26 after the coronavirus pandemic forced it to cancel in-person events for the first time in its 51 year history. Other panel highlights announced so far include Amazon's "The Boys" and "Upload", a farewell to History Channel's "Vikings", and NBC's "Superstore" and "The Blacklist." The schedule also includes panels from graphic novel artists, as well as discussions on using comics in the classroom, fandom community, and creating your own stories. The schedule will continue to update through Sunday, July 12.