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Episode Info: This week on Episode 471 of Priority One --- We ‘Trek Out’ San Diego’s Virtual Comic Con including Discovery’s hope, Lower Decks clips, Progress on Strange New Worlds, and P-Stew! In Star Trek gaming, we share with you which game developers are taking actions for a more equitable future. Of course, as always, before we wrap up the show, we’ll open hailing frequencies for your incoming messages Let us know on social media like Facebook, Twitter, or by visiting our website! This Weeks Community Question Is: CQ:  What was your favorite news to come out of the SDCC@Home? TREK IT OUT by Jake Morgan Star TrekUniverse Panel SDCC 2020 What a strange year 2020 has been. The US and Iran almost started World War III, there’s a global pandemic, giant murderous hornets - aptly named Murder Hornets - were big news until they weren’t. Civil unrest, an economic rollercoaster, an oily island that drives men mad, social distancing. Wild stuff. So in this weird-and-wild world of social-distancing and goatees-for-all, what of convention season? You may be surprised to learn conventions have, in fact, continued - Sort of.  While some promoters have postponed their events until smack-dab-in-the-middle of the predicted second-wave of Covid-19 *Cough*Creation*Cough* Others have decided to take their stage digital - including arguably the biggest Geek-Con in all the world - San Diego Comic Con. This week, the mega-event streamed its much anticipated panels via the internet, teasing fans everywhere with what is to come in their favorite fictional universe - and ParamountCBS’ Star Trek set the pace. On Thursday July 23rd, the showrunners and stars of Star Trek’s newest offerings pulled up their favorite chair and shared thoughts about what has happened - and what is to come - in their respective Star Trek offerings. We are going to cover SDCC20 a little different than we have in previous years because - well - it was a little different. Star Trek: Discovery It seems only apt that we cover Star Trek’s first “NuTrek” offering - Star Trek: Discovery - at the start. Before the Q&A, Discovery’s showrunner Michelle Paradise led Executive Producer/Director Olatunde Osunsanmi  and the cast of Discovery season two -including most of the bridge crew as well as Anson Mount, Ethan Peck, and Rebecca Romijn - in a table read of the Discovery Season 2 Finale, “Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2”. The read was edited, so it played very tightly, and was interspersed with early special effects layouts and storyboards of some of the action sequences. It was a fun introduction, to be sure, and it was great to see the acting chops of the cast sans costumes, sets, and makeup. But what about Trek nuggets? Oh - there were trek nuggets. While the Q&A was interesting - revealing a POSSIBLE return of more Kelpians, and verification of a stronger romance between Stametts and Culber - possibly ...
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