Jack Quaid and Ethan Peck developed a bromance when they filmed the upocoming Star Trek crossover episode

As we previously learned during this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, when Jack Quaid and Tawny Newsom crashed the SDCC Strange New Worlds panel they announced that their respective Star Trek: Lower Decks characters, Boimler and Mariner were going to appear as live-action versions of themselves for a crossover event in season two of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, which will also be directed by Star Trek: The Next Generation veteran actor and director Jonathan Frakes. But at the time we didn’t know anything about “Spoimler?”

Let me explain. That’s what you get when Lieutenant Spock and Ensign Boimler have a ‘bromance for the ages! So, ‘Spoimler’ is Spock – Boimler, and the bonding hijinks that ensue. The name was adopted by the pair (Peck and Quaid) as they hit it off and had a ball during the shoot.

And, at least one nagging question that was asked earlier this month in another update, “What color will Boimler’s live-action hair be?” has been answered. According to Quaid on being in character with uniform and hair, he says: ‘[Boimler] holds such a special place in my heart. He’s one of my favorite characters I’ve ever played, but to be able to fully inhabit him, put on the uniform, make my hair purple, all that stuff, that was such a good time.” But as much of an honor as it was, the uniforms have a high “sweaty” factor. “I figured it would be sweaty, but that thing is not breathable. It looked really good, but there were those first few fittings where I had the purple hair, I had the uniform on… it just blew my mind…”

He further went on to explain how he added a bit of Boimler’s animated movements into his live-action performance, so the character would be even more recognizable. For some additional details, plus a few more Star Trek: Deep Space Nine tidbits for season three of Star Trek: Lower Decks, set thrusters to bleedingcool.com and read the entire article.

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