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Star Trek Planning Hall H SDCC Panel With Picard, Discovery & More

Star Trek will have a significant presence at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 with Discovery, Picardand more coming to Hall H at this year's event. Star Trek has seen a resurgence in the past decade, thanks to a series of movies that rebooted the franchise. Interest continued to grow after CBS released the first trailer for Star Trek: Discovery, bringing the franchise back to television via All Access, the network's streaming subscription service.

Discovery became such a hit for All Access that CBS started to make plans for additional Trek programming, including a highly anticipated series that would bring back The Next Generation's Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard. In addition to that, an animated Trek series, Lower Decks, is in the works. CBS announced Discovery season 3, too. Star Trek is now hotter than ever, so most fans expect the franchise to have some kind of presence at SDCC, the world's largest entertainment and pop culture convention.

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According to Deadline, Star Trek will undoubtedly feature heavily at SDCC 2019 in Hall H with a panel on July 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Discovery will begin the party and will include actress Sonequa Martin-Green as well as producers Alex Kurtzman, Michelle Paradise and Heather Kadin. Tig Notaro, who guest-starred on the series, will moderate. Following that is a preview of the animated series Lower Decks with executive producer Mike McMahan. Kurtzman will then return, joined by Stewart, to talk about Picard. Joining the two men are Picard co-stars Alison Pill, Michelle Hurd, Evan Evagora, Isa Briones, Santiago Cabrera and Harry Treadaway, along with showrunner Michael Chabon and executive producers Akiva Goldsman and Kadin.

Outside of Hall H, Trek fans will also have a shot at getting a set of exclusive pins on July 20 and 21 at the Star Trek Universe booth, #4237, which will also feature a USS Discovery transporter experience. Fans can visit The Jean-Luc Picard: The First Duty exhibition that will include props, costumes and ship models from the character's many TV and film appearances, as well as new first looks at costumes from the upcoming All Access series, along with Picard merchandise.

Everything is turning up Trek at SDCC in 2019. Although the original series aired 53 years ago, Star Trek is still as popular today as it ever was, and judging from the line-up at SDCC, it doesn't show signs of stopping any time soon. Fans will find themselves beamed up to Trek heaven by the heavy presence of the franchise at this year's event.

Source: Deadline