Mild spoilers for season 1 of Star Trek: Discovery
Star Trek, a phenomena that has enraptured audiences for more than 50 years is set to do so once again with season 2 of its latest iteration, Star Trek: Discovery. I thoroughly enjoyed the first season of the show after it sorted out a few niggling teething problems and its ending left me on such a high I needed more! However, you’re going to have to wait till early 2019 for the highly-anticipated return, which sucks! As you recall we were left with the introduction of the USS Enterprise, helmed by Captain Pike played by Anson Mount, and hints that Spock would be returning. Well at this year’s San Diego Comic Con that was confirmed, along with what looks like micro-episodes of the show that will give you more background to the characters.
These Short Treks will be between 10-15 minutes long and cover crew from Lieutenant Commander Saru to Ensign Sylvia Tilly. As new showrunner Alex Kurtzman says:
There is no shortage of compelling stories to tell in the Star Trek universe that inspire, entertain, and either challenge our preconceived ideas or affirm long held beliefs, and we are excited to broaden the universe already with Short Treks. Each episode will deliver closed-ended stories while revealing clues about what’s to come in future Star Trek: Discovery episodes. They’ll also introduce audiences to new characters who may inhabit the larger world of Star Trek.
This idea isn’t new of course, we had something similar with Battlestar Gallactica, and it worked, really well. Another thing to come out of the panel was the new trailer of course, and it looks mind-blowing! Have a watch below:
That looks incredible! One thing I will give the show is they are sparring no expense when it comes to the visuals, which is one reason why the original showrunners were reportedly fired! Sadly we have to wait till 2019 to watch the new season.
Last Updated: July 21, 2018