(written from a Production point of view)
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This is a list of performers who were considered for Star Trek: Discovery roles, but ultimately did not appear in the role in the final episode or film. Performers listed here have been verified as having been considered by Star Trek personnel for a particular role on Trek in which they ultimately did not appear.
|Performers considered for Star Trek roles|
|The Original Series • Films • The Next Generation • Deep Space Nine • Voyager • Enterprise • Discovery|
Angela Bassett Edit
Angela Bassett was a casting favorite, but stated that she was too busy filming another project.
Prior to his past involvement with creating the series, former show runner Bryan Fuller's imagined ideally that "I want Angela Bassett to be the captain, that's who I would love to have, you know Captain Angela Bassett and First Officer Rosario Dawson. He added, "I would love to do that version of the show and but that's in the future to be told."  Regarding his interested in Bassett for the fledgling series, she responded, "That's thrilling, that's very nice, but how am I going to do that and American Horror? How is that going to work? ... Oh my gosh, and raise twins?" 
Michael Dorn Edit
- Main article: Michael Dorn
Michael Dorn (born 9 December 1952; age 64) played Worf and his grandfather in the previous films and television series, and had "a couple of conversations with producers" over the course of a couple weeks in the Summer of 2016 for a possible role on Discovery. The discussions were eventually unfruitful and as of April 2017 there were "no plans for him to appear at this time" in the series. During a Q&A with the audience following an interview with Jim Helsinger, the Artistic Director for Florida's Orlando Shakespeare Theater, Dorn stated that he would appear as another Worf ancestor in a guest role in "the first episodes of the new series center around the Klingons." Rumors indicate that he ultimately turned down the role for the low pay he would receive for his appearance. 
Tony Todd Edit
- Main article: Tony Todd