In a new interview with Den of Geek, Shazad Latif (Ash Tyler) and Jason Isaacs (Gabriel Lorca) spoke about their characters and fan reaction to the show.
When Latif was asked if he was a Klingon, Isaacs jumped in to answer. “I can’t believe you’re not asking me,” he said. “There’s a fan theory that I’m a Romulan!”
“That’s not the same thing,” replied Latif. “There are crazy fan theories which is, like you were saying, the power of Star Trek fandom; they’re great detectives and some things they get right and some they get wrong.”
“I love it,” said Isaacs. “The madder they are, the better. Superb!”
But Latif isn’t sure why fans want to know so much before a show airs. “I don’t know why you’d want to know so much before,” he said. “I get that it’s because they love it.”
“Well it’s a mystery that they’re trying to guess,” said Isaacs. “The big thing for me, not the theories because one of the great things about this Star Trek particularly in our dark and troubled times, our credits run and the debate starts. The worst thing you can be is something where the credits run and people say ‘What shall we eat?’. It actually affects people and they’re thinking about it. Although it’s on Netflix it’s not bingeable so there’s a week to talk about things like there is with Game Of Thrones. The thing that bothers me – networks have asked me to live tweet shows I’ve been in before, and I want people to watch the telly not look down at their phones or iPads. Watch it and talk about it afterwards.”
Source: Den of Geek