SDCC: STAR TREK: DISCOVERY WILL JUMP 1000 YEARS INTO THE FUTURE, INTRODUCE NEW CHARACTERS

Some of Star Trek: Discovery’s creative team and cast teased the upcoming third season as part of a massive “Star Trek Universe” panel this morning at Comic-Con International in San Diego. Series star Sonequa Martin-Green joined newly announced cast member David Ajala and producers Alex Kurtzman, Michelle Paradise, and Heather Kadin.

Kurtzman teased that season 3 “will take place 1,000 years in the future” after the end of season 2. “The farthest that any Star Trek series has gone before.”

At the end of season 2, Discovery heads into a time warp, and when they come out of the worm hole, Michael Burnham and her crew will be separated, and not in the same place. “They have big problems,” said Kurtzman. 

Newly announced Star Trek:Discovery cast member David Ajala

Season 3 was shot in Iceland. “We are not in Taralesium,” said Burnham actress Martin-Green. Kurtzman said that who becomes Captain of Discovery will be revealed in season 3.

Kurtzman also announced that Short Treks, the short trek film series focused on various members of the Discovery crew will return before season three and will feature six segments that somehow will link to season three. Anson Mount will return as Captain Christopher Pike in two of the Short Treks segments as will Spock and Number One.

Star Trek:Discovery will return for season 3 on CBS All-Access in 2020.

STAR TREK FANS GET TO BOLDLY BEAM THEMSELVES AT SDCC WITH TRANSPORTER EXPERIENCE

CBS All Access brought the Star Trek Universe to San Diego this week and they have a fun booth on the exhibit floor all weekend at San Diego Comic Con where fans are invited to step aboard the U.S.S. Discovery and travel to strange and distant lands through an immersive transporter experience.

As fans wait in line, they can view some props from both Star Trek:Discovery and the new Star Trek:Picard which is set to stream later this year on CBS All Access.

Then when it’s time, fans step into a transporter set and the doors close behind them.

A fan steps into the U.S.S. Discovery transporter room at the CBS All Access booth at San Diego Comic Con

The room itself is mirrored on all sides so it acts as sort of an infinity room. For the next 40 seconds or so, they are transported to a variety of different locations with dazzling visuals and the accompaniment of futuristic sound effects.

Finally, before they leave, the fans are able to type in their email address to get their “transporter experience” sent to their inbox. They are then given a Star Trek:Picard pin.

The Star Trek Universe panel, which will focus on Star Trek:Discovery, Star Trek: Picard, and the new animated Star Trek:Lower Decks is scheduled this Saturday from 11:30am-1:00pm in Hall H at the big convention. The Star Trek Universe transporter experience can be found at the CBS All Access Booth #4237 through Sunday.

Amazon Prime Super Fan Experience at Comic Con 2019

Amazon Prime Video is coming to San Diego Comic Con with their original series The BoysThe Expanse and Carnival Row with fan experiences, a premier of the ‘the Boys’, panels, swag and autographs! 

‘The Boys’ is a superhero series that has all my geek friends talking! It’s turning the superhero genre on its ear with the question ‘what if superheroes were bad’ how would humans put them in check? Sadly the sneak preview on Friday (July 19) sold out but you can subscribe to Amazon Prime Video to watch it starting on July 26th

The Amazon Prime Video Experience (MLK & 1st) across from the convention center will celebrate the new series The Boys and Carnival Row AND the Expanse which joins the streaming service after fans brought it back from the brink (go Roci) is coming in HAWT.

It’s 60,000 square foot activation sounds like Amazon Prime wants the introduction to its geek series to be the talk of SDCC! The fan experience opens to the public on Thursday, July 18 – Sunday, July 21st and has a 40-foot tower with LED screens playing scenes from the series. Cosplayers come camera ready for a professional portrait photography studio set-up. Fans get your greedy hands ready for collectible gold and silver coins that can be used for the activation experience (burgers from Carl’s Jr & Cosplay photography). I’m hoping to attend the press preview day on Wednesday, July 17th and will be posting to my accounts Cherry _LA on twitterinstagram so follow me for all the Amazon Prime excitement! 

During SDCC Amazon Prime Video will have five panels over three days and bringing stars Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne from Carnival Row and Karl Urban and Jack Quaid from The Boys. As well as the cast from fan favorite the Expanse for their first season on the streaming service!

Amazon Prime Video panels:

Thursday, July 18 Undone: From Raphael Bob-Waksberg & Kate Purdy, the acclaimed creators of BoJack Horseman, comes Undone, a groundbreaking and genre bending animated series, starring Rosa Salazar, about a young woman’s complex journey to unlock her past and solve the mystery of her father’s death. Indigo Ballroom, Hilton Bayfront, 1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Friday, July 19 The Boys: Join executive producers Seth Rogen and Eric Kripke, along with series stars Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Jessie T. Usher, Laz Alonso, Chace Crawford, Tomer Capon, Karen Fukuhara, and Elisabeth Shue, with moderator Aisha Tyler, for a behind the scenes look at their upcoming series. Based on The New York Times best-selling comic by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, The Boys is a fun and irreverent take on what happens when superheroes – who are as popular as celebrities – abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. It’s the powerless against the super-powerful as The Boys embark on a heroic quest to expose the truth about The Seven. The series premieres July 26 on Amazon Prime Video. Ballroom 20, San Diego Convention Center, 3 :30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. PT

Saturday, July 20

The Expanse: The series has had an incredible journey since San Diego last saw the Rocinante crew. They return with news from beyond the Ring Gate and from their new home – thanks to help from the fans – as an Amazon Prime Video series. Join series stars Steven Strait, Wes Chatham, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Frankie Adams, Cas Anvar, Dominique Tipper, and executive producers Naren Shankar and Ty Franck to get an early look at what’s to come when Season 4 drops on Prime Video later this year. Indigo Ballroom, Hilton Bayfront Hotel,  1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. PT

The Man in the High Castle: With the 4th and final season of The Man in The High Castle premiering this fall on Amazon Prime Video, the series’ cast and creators, including Isa Dick Hackett, Daniel Percival, David Scarpa, Rufus Sewell, Joel de la Fuente, Jason O’Mara, Chelah Horsdal and Frances Turner, with moderator Dominic Patten, will take fans behind the scenes as the resistance becomes a full-blown rebellion. Room 6A, San Diego Convention Center, 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. PT

Black Cherry Nerd twitter & instagram & youtube is covering San Diego Comic Con 2019 with my two contributors Book of Cons and Joe Vanourney. Follow us on social media for photos and my site for blogs and videos for SDCC news in and outside the Convention Center! 

It’s ALL for sale with the Prop Store

Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s Luke Cage and Marvel’s Iron Fist original props, costumes, and more but the auction book is all I can afford!

Many fans are still heartbroken that the Netflix series that broke the internet when they premiered will no longer be made. But take heart if you have the pocketbook or credit card limit you can bid and maybe purchase items from the Marvel Television Live Auction and the Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction from the Prop Store!

Even if you don’t plan to bid you have to stop by the Prop Store’s Comic Con booth that will have selected items from the two upcoming auctions. You can ooh and ahh or even take a photo or two with costumes and props from the three series. Fans will want to get up-close look at Matt Murdock’s Daredevil costume, Misty Knight’s bionic arm, Colleen Wing’s heirloom katana and more that will be cherished by a fangirl or fanboy but before they get locked away check them out in person. Find them at booth #3845!

Swing by the booth <oops wrong super hero> to score a different button design daily and enter to win a original Luke Cage production hoodie from Marvel’s Luke Cage. Also mark on your calendar to lurk online or attend the Marvel Television Live Auction in LA this August!

The booth will also include items from Prop Store’s Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction in London this Fall with items from iconic movies including the Back to the Future Trilogy, Batman, Conan the Barbarian, Ghostbusters, Indiana Jones, James Bond, Jaws, Star Trek, and Star Wars. Highlights include an original Ewok puppet (Star Wars: Return of the Jedi), an Adam West and Burt Ward autographed batarang (Batman TV Series, 1966), a hero ghost trap (Ghostbusters), John Hammond’s original costume (Jurassic Park) and Jack Torrence’s hero axe (The Shining). This is giving me chills as a fangirl who LOVED these movies and tv shows as a kid!

About Prop Store

In 1998, Prop Store founder Stephen Lane’s love for movies led him to begin hunting for the same props and costumes that were used to create his favourite films. He found that he could not only provide collectors with access to their most coveted pieces, but also establish archival standards for this new, pop-culture hybrid of fine art and memorabilia collecting—prop art. Once Stephen assembled his dream team of like-minded movie fanatics, Prop Store set out like a band of movie archaeologists, looking to locate, research and preserve the treasure troves of important artifacts that hid in dark, sometimes forgotten corners all over the world. Now, more than nineteen years later, the prop hobby and Prop Store are thriving. With over thirty employees between our offices in London and Los Angeles and over 25,000 combined square feet of archived props and costumes, we’ve become the busiest and most trusted authority in the hobby. Thinking of starting your own collection? Give us a call or e-mail and we’ll arrange a tour through one of our incredible galleries so that you can see the limitless possibilities that await. The reality of owning an authentic prop or costume from your favourite movie could be just a call or click away…

Cobra Kai is kicking in comic book pages

The success of the YouTube Premium series ‘Cobra Kai’ has Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) entering a new ring!

“I saw The Karate Kid for the first time during a lock-in at the Y. The skeleton costumes captured my attention, while the Miyagi-isms pulled me into the story. And like everyone else at the time, I caught Karate Kid fever. Fast-forward 35 years, and being just a small part of the franchise has made me feel young and inspired all over again.” 

Denton J. Tipton (Writer)

The Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continuescomic book series will be written by Denton J. Tipton (The X-Files) and illustrated by Kagan McLeod (Infinite Kung Fu). The first issue, slated to debut in October, will feature cover artwork by McLeod, as well as photos of the beloved cast and other iconic surprises.

The four part mini series will start with “Johnny’s Story” Part 1 (of 4) in October telling the story from the viewpoint of Johnny Lawrence two-time All Valley Tournament champion who (in my opinion) was the victim of an abusive coach. It will start with how he saw Daniel as the interloper trying to steal the ex-girlfriend who ‘belongs’ to him and tries to steal his spotlight in the only place he thought he belonged … the dojo. Well that’s how Johnny sees it and tells his students 35 years later but as we knew it’s a lot of wiggle room between memory and the truth! 

IDW Publishing in collaboration with Overbrook Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television will have a new comic book mini-series set for release in Fall 2019. Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues continues the story of the original Karate Kid film series.

Cobra Kai has been a revelation to new and longtime fans alike, with its complex, layered characters and perfect blend of nostalgia and freshness, it begs for more stories—and IDW is honored to enter the ring. The action and philosophies of martial arts are tailor-made for comics, and, just like a bonsai, we look forward to firmly planting our roots in that world and branching off into wondrous new directions.” 

Eric Moss, IDW Sr. Director of Licensing & Business Development

Cobra Kai debuted on YouTube Premium on May 2, 2018, reigniting the 30-year rivalry between Daniel LaRusso (played by Ralph Macchio) and Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka), whose legendary conflict at the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament was the climax of the beloved film, The Karate Kid. Their fates intertwined, the successful Daniel and redemption-seeking Johnny collide as they set forth teaching the next generation of “karate kids.”

Follow IDW on social media for the latest updates on new Cobra Kai comic books and trade paperback collections, available at comic specialty shops and booksellers beginning Fall 2019. Visit www.comicshoplocator.com to find a store near you!