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Star Trek holographic panel success at MCM Comic Con

May 30, 2023

Nik Roseveare @ MCM Comic Con

Stars of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds were ‘beamed in’ from LA and New York to participate in a hologrpahic panel at London’s MCM Comic Con on May 26th, ahead of the series returning for a second season on Paramount+ on June 15th.

Cast members Rebecca Romijn (Una Chin-Riley), Ethan Peck (Spock), Celia Rose Gooding (Nyota Uhura) and Melissa Navia (Erica Ortegas) spoke to fans as they appeared as live holograms for an exclusive panel hosted by Alex Zane. During the panel at ExCel London, the actors discussed filming the most recent series and revealed behind-the-scenes stories from the set. Fans were also treated to an exclusive first look at the upcoming series.

Romijn commented during the panel: “We have just literally been beamed in. It’s 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… wild!”

Paramount+ worked with live hologram technology specialist, ARHT, to create the iconic experience for fans in attendance. 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, International Chief Marketing Officer at Paramount+, commented: “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.”

Navia 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 season 1 over and over again and that’s the highest compliment you can get as an actor or storyteller.”

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