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Star Trek: Discovery's David Ajala Discusses How a Co-Star 'Shredded' His Costume

One of Star Trek: Discovery's newest cast members recently suffered a wardrobe malfunction of the feline variety.

David Ajala was a guest on The Ready Room, which serves as the official aftershow for Star Trek: Discovery. During the latest episode, Ajala told host Wil Wheaton about an encounter with Grudge the cat.

"We're on set... we're doing this scene. I remember Grudge the Cat in this scene... I'm doing this scene with Sonequa (Martin-Green) and as I'm holding Grudge, in the middle of the scene she claws me and shreds my costume!" Ajala recalled with a laugh. "I didn't know she had claws like that. But since then going forward we've been good as gold."

Grudge is the companion of Ajala's smuggler, Book, and is portrayed by Maine Coon brothers Leeu and Durban. The Star Trek Universe is no stranger to feline companions, as Star Trek: The Next Generation featured the android Data having a pet cat named Spot.

Season 3 of Star Trek: Discovery has seen the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery hurled forward into the year 3188, where Starfleet has been dissolved due to a cataclysmic event known as "The Burn." Discovery has been renewed for Season 4, with production set to start on Nov. 2.

The synopsis for Season 2 of Star Trek: Discovery can be found below.

Streaming on CBS All Access, Star Trek: Discovery stars Sonequa Martin-Green as Commander Michael Burnham, Doug Jones as Commander Saru, Anthony Rapp as Lt. Commander Paul Stamets, Mary Wiseman as Ensign Sylvia Tilly, Wilson Cruz as Dr. Hugh Culber, David Ajala as Cleveland "Book" Booker, Blu del Barrio as Adira, Ian Alexander as Grey, Tig Notaro as Chief Engineer Reno, Ethan Peck as Spock and Michelle Yeoh as Philippa Georgiou. New episodes of Season 3 air on Thursdays.

Source: Star Trek

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