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New Star Trek panels at Comic-Con showcase "Picard," "Discovery," and new animated series "Lower Decks"

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Day three of San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) is underway. The massive four-day comic book and pop-culture entertainment extravaganza spans 19 rooms of the San Diego Convention Center and six additional nearby venues. The massive convention is where media giants showcase and tease their new content for the upcoming year, featuring everything from movie trailers to video games.

Entertainment Tonight will be broadcasting live from SDCC with exclusive interviews from panel speakers all weekend. You can watch full coverage from ET Live in the player above.

All the Star Trek Panels at Comic-Con International 2019

"Star Trek" will make its Hall H Comic-Con debut this year with three back-to-back panels lasting 90 minutes titled "Enter the Star Trek Universe." With a seating capacity of 6,500, Hall H is the main stage of Comic-Con International and where the largest announcements in the industry take place.

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The panels will feature cast members and content from "Star Trek: Discovery," which is getting a third season, the new animated series "Star Trek: Lower Decks," and "Star Trek: Picard," featuring the return of Sir Patrick Stewart to the titular role.  

"Star Trek: Discovery" and "Short Treks"

The first panel starts at 11:30 a.m. PT and will focus on "Star Trek: Discovery", which finished its second season in April. "Discovery" cast members scheduled to appear include Sonequa Martin-Green, alongside executive producers Alex Kurtzman, Michelle Paradise and Heather Kadin, with Deadline's Dominic Patten moderating the conversation. 

The panel is revealed some of the new cast members that will appear in Season 3. There will also be an update on "Short Treks" – the series of short films released online before the start of Season 2. At the panel Saturday afternoon, Kurtzman said there will be more "Short Treks" ahead of season 3 featuring Spock, Captain Pike and Number One.

Here's the "Star Treks: Short Treks" trailer that premiered at Comic-Con.

Star Trek: Short Treks | Comic Con Trailer (SDCC 2019) by CBS All Access on YouTube

"Star Trek: Lower Decks" 

Immediately following the "Discovery" panel, fans finally got a first look at the new animated comic series "Star Trek: Lower Decks." Executive producer Mike McMahan of "Rick & Morty" fame led the panel, which is slated to have "surprise guests." The second panel discussed the casting for the series, and revealed a first look at footage from the show.

According to the panel, "Lower Decks" will focus on four ensigns in the lower decks of the Enterprise, people on the ship who are funny.  Here is the first look at the characters announced for the series.

"Star Trek: Picard" panel features Patrick Stewart

Arguably the panel Trekkies were anticipating the did not disappoint. At 1:30 p.m., Sir Patrick Stewart took the Comic-Con stage to chat about the highly anticipated "Star Trek: Picard" series. The panel conversation will be followed by a trailer exclusive for Comic-Con and imagery from the show.

Stewart will accompanied on the panel by showrunner Michael Chabon and several other cast members, including Alison Pill, Michelle Hurd, Evan Evagora, Isa Briones, Santiago Cabrera and Harry Treadaway. The teaser trailer only depicted Picard and an unknown voice, so not much is known about the characters the actors will portray.

Watch the new "Star Trek: Picard" trailer released at Comic-con

The highlight of the Comic-Con Star Trek panel, watch the new "Star Trek: Picard" trailer. Read more about the "Star Trek: Picard" panel at the 2019 Comic-Con International.

Even more Start Trek on the show floor

In addition to a panel, "Picard" will also be featured in a special exhibition celebrating Patrick Stewart's return to his iconic role. The "Jean-Luc Picard: The First Duty" exhibit showcases original set props, costumes and other artifacts tracing Captain Picard's personal life and career in Starfleet, including his Ressikan flute, the Picard family photo album and Starfleet uniforms. It will also feature costumes and other props from the new series.

Star Trek fans who have been waiting for a big splash at a Comic Con are in for even more treats in San Diego. Other Star Trek exhibits include a meet-and-greet session to meet various Star Trek actors, an "immersive transporter experience" and limited edition Star Trek pins available from the Star Trek booth on the convention floor.


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