OK, so get this.
Shazad Letif, who’s playing Ash Tyler was originally cast as a Klingon, specifically T’Kuvma’s right-hand man, Kol. But then they announced he’d play a human instead, and Kol was renamed Voq, and would be played by Javid Iqbal - who has been listed in the closing credits of each episode he appeared in.
So here’s the things. First, if you google Javid Iqbal, you get Star Trek (and a Pakistani serial killer). There are no other roles credited to him, and his IMDB only has photos of him in full makeup.
Second, the last time we saw Voq, he and L’Rell were on the wreck of USS Shenzhou, with L’Rell telling him he could still fight against the Federation, but there would be great hardship.
Letif is a main cast member, but didn’t show up until episode 5, on a prison ship captained by L’Rell, with no sign of Voq. L’Rell says she’s descended from spies, and has a facility for languages.
As seen in The Trouble with Tribbles, the Klingons have technology able to make a Klingon virtually indistinguishable from a human
So, is Shazad Letif actually playing Voq, a Klingon disguised as a human named Ash Tyler?
Javid is apparently derived from the Persian word for eternal, and Iqbal is Persian for Luck. Eternal Luck = Live Long and Prosper?
Like I said, this is bonkers as fuck, but also oddly plausible. I don’t think anyone is of the opinion that Tyler is on the level…