LOL: YouTube Strikes Out Star Trek Panel During Comic-Con @Home

he Star Trek panel at Comic-Con@Home digitally went where no one expected for a while today at the virtual confab.

About 15 minutes into the sprawling offering from the ever expanding Trekverse everything seemed to shut down on Comic-Con’s YouTube site. As Sonequa Martin-Green and others from the cast of Star Trek: Discovery were delivering a table read of their Season 2 finale ‘Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2,’ the prerecorded stream suddenly said “video unavailable.”


Star Trek Universe Virtual Panel | Comic-Con@Home 2020

The outage of sorts lasted about 20 minutes before the dramatic and footage augmented panel picked up again at 10:35 PM PST. It is worth noting that the panel doesn’t seem to have any such interruption on playback now online.

Neither Comic-Con nor CBS responded to queries on what happened. Deadline reoported that the matter may have been due to the protective copyright measures that YouTube put in place jumping the phaser a bit, so to speak.

Regardless, the copyright issue was the only bump for the first big panel of this year’s very different Comic-Con. As well as providing a look back at the most recent season of Discovery and the Patrick Stewart-led Star Trek: Picard, the virtual Trekverse gathering also revealed the Star Trek: Prodigy series from Nickelodeon and a peek at the August 6 debuting animated Star Trek: Lower Decks from CBS All Access.

Comic-Con@Home continues through tomorrow, July 26.

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Jamison Ashley

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