Star Trek fans in awe after stars beam into MCM Comic Con London’s first-ever holographic panel experience

Posted on 27 May 2023
By Khyle Deen
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Paramount+ made history as stars of the hit original series STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS were ‘beamed in’ from LA and New York to join MCM Comic Con’s first-ever holographic panel for fans in London.

To celebrate the return of STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS for a second 10-episode season on Paramount+, fan favourites Rebecca Romijn (Una Chin-Riley), Ethan Peck (Spock), Celia Rose Gooding (Nyota Uhura) and Melissa Navia (Erica Ortegas) delighted fans as they appeared as live holograms for an exclusive panel hosted by Alex Zane. During the panel, the stars discussed filming the most recent series and revealed behind-the-scenes secrets from the set. Fans were also treated to an exclusive first look at the upcoming series.

During the panel, Rebecca Romjin who plays Una Chin- Riley (Number One) said “I mean we have just literally been beamed in its another example of technology existing in Star Trek 40 or 50 years before it existed in real life much like the flip phone and tricorders we’ve just been beamed in, wild”

Fans of Star Trek have grown accustomed to seeing their favourite stars beamed from place to place using the transporter on the U.S.S Enterprise over the last 56 years. As a homage to an age-old Star Trek hallmark, Paramount+ worked with the global leader in live hologram technology, ARHT, to create a fitting, unique and iconic experience for fans attending MCM Comic Con in London. The futuristic technology provided the opportunity for the stars to get as close to an authentic ‘beaming in’ experience as possible in real-life.

Cameron Dillavou, SVP of International Streaming Marketing at Paramount+ said, “We are excited to bring STAR TREK STRANGE NEW WORLDS to life in the real world. We wanted to provide a mind-blowing, state-of-the-art experience for fans at MCM London Comic Con and having our stars attend as holograms while they are still in the US was the perfect way to do that. We hope fans of the show are as thrilled by the panel experience as we are.”

When asked about series 2, Ethan Peck who plays Spock in the series said, “I am most excited for fans to see episode 5 keep a look out!”

Melissa Navia who plays Erica Ortegas added “I think that fans will be most excited to see 10 new episodes of Strange New Worlds. The fans have been telling us all year that they have been watching series 1 over and over again and that’s the highest compliment you can get as an actor or storyteller.”

The second series of STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS will premiere on Thursday, 15th June exclusively on Paramount+ with new episodes dropping weekly on Thursdays.

The series stars Anson Mount as Christopher Pike, Rebecca Romijn as Una Chin-Riley, Ethan Peck as Spock, Jess Bush as Christine Chapel, Christina Chong as La’An Noonien-Singh, Celia Rose Gooding as Nyota Uhura, Melissa Navia as Erica Ortegas and Babs Olusanmokun as Joseph M’Benga. Season two also features the return of special guest star Paul Wesley as James T. Kirk and new addition Carol Kane in a recurring role as Pelia. The first series is streaming now on Paramount+.

Series two of STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS is produced by CBS Studios, Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment. Akiva Goldsman and Henry Alonso Myers serve as co-showrunners. Alex Kurtzman, Akiva Goldsman, Jenny Lumet, Henry Alonso Myers, Aaron Baiers, Heather Kadin, Frank Siracusa, John Weber, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth serve as executive producers. The series is distributed by Paramount Global Content Distribution.

STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS S2 will premiere on Paramount+ from 15th June. Watch the teaser trailer in our video box above.