The first virtual Comic-Con seems to be going well enough, but a glitch held up at least one highly anticipated panel during its first big day. CBS All Access’ Star Trek: Discovery panel was one of the first major network events to air on Thursday with a prerecorded table read of the season two finale, “Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2,” and a Q & A. About 15 minutes into the read, the feed was shut down due to a YouTube copyright glitch.
“There was an issue with our content protection that unfortunately blocked the video briefly for users who came into the feed after the panel had started,” said a CBS All Access spokesperson in a statement to Deadline. “It was an issue for a matter of minutes and was quickly resolved.” In this case, “quickly resolved” equates to the feed being restored after about 20 minutes of down time, which really isn’t too bad for the very first day of a massive, free virtual venture. The interruption did not hinder the playback of the panel, which is currently available online.
The rest of the event progressed as scheduled with a peek at the animated spin-off Star Trek: Lower Decks from CBS All Access and a title reveal for the Nickelodeon series, Star Trek: Prodigy. This also appears to be the only notable setback Comic-Con’s first completely virtual event as panels for His Dark Materials, Amazon Prime’s Truth Seekers, New Mutants, and many others progressed smoothly.