Star Trek: Discovery brought the Trek back to television, or at least smaller screens, after years off air. The series was announced as a prequel to the original Star Trek, and it takes place about 1
The thing about canon, though, is that it can always evolve – and discovery continues to do just that. The first season gave us unrecognizable Klingons, a revolutionary new mode of transportation thanks to mycelium spores, and Trek's first gay kiss. It therefore gave us a brand new show for fodder and growth about the massive trek universes, be it Prime, Kelvin or other. And season two promises to engage audiences with even wild avenues, and more mysteries.
When will season 2 premiere?
Ahead of New York Comic-Con this weekend, CBS announced that it will premiere in January 2019 and release some cryptic symbolism. (Disclosure: CBS is CNET's parent company.)
Rebecca Romijn wants to do a good job on the Saturday night, so stay tuned for more info this weekend!
How to watch Discovery
CBS All Access is currently available for streaming on CBS All Access if you're in the US, CraveTV in Canada and on Netflix in other countries. You'll be able to(exact dates depend on where you are and what you want to own).
When season two premieres, it will be available on CBS All Access, and will be available every single week.
Cast and crew: Who's returning?
Executive producer Alex Kurtzman returns, this time with the added title of showrunner. We know that Jonathan Frakes (who played William Riker in Star Trek: The Next Generation) wants multiple multiple episodes this season.
New cast members
That's right, the Enterprise wants to make an appearance on Discovery – keep this is a look at a younger Pike and Number One.
Plot news, rumors and theories
First trailer to speculate about, plus a series of appearances since then  about some potential storylines.
The return of an icon: Hello, Spock
Spock's just arriving for the second season, but he's halfway through Burnham in the first season. Earlier last month, Martin-Green expressed her excitement about the casting addition.
"It's incredible," she said during a panel at Fan Expo Canada. "I just think it's genius to have it and I have it, and it's not so good" [The Original Series] and I have burned it so full it's so full, it's wrought with everything I really loved that because one of The thing we are doing in our iteration, on Star Trek: Discovery, is being our own thing, so keeping that connection with us in the canon and having that connective tissue So, I really appreciate it, and it's juicy! "
Given the pre-TOS timeline of Discovery, it's unclear just how Spock-like this version of Spock wants to be. Theinsinuated that the classic character's appearance would be connected to the "mysterious red bursts" seen in the trailer and now on the official poster.
Glowing red lights, or weird red beings?
Lights, bursts, whatever you call them we know they'll be at the heart of the mystery of season two. ComicBook.com speculated that they were connected to the Kelvin Timeline, citing Burnham's quotes from the first trailer: "A secret made of space and time, visible only to those open enough to receive it." Pike, therefore, seems to be in the trailer.
The Kelvin timeline refers to the events of the day Star Trek (2009), star Chris Pine as Captain James T. Kirk, Zachary Quinto as Commander Spock,as Lt. Nyota Uhura and as Hikaru Sulu. In that series, Prime Spock (played by Leonard Nimoy once more) accidentally travels backward in time when he tries to use red matter in his own timeline. The red matter may be the explanation for the "seven red bursts" in the trailer and on the latest poster.
called to mind what Romulans. Yes, Discovery takes place in the Earth-Romulan War, and that former co-showrunner Aaron Harberts insinuated long ago that the R-word was more or less banned from the writers room but (a) again, where tf did the Klingons get the cloaking tech from? And (b) Harberts is no longer a part of the show. And after seeing the Easter egg in the season one's final, I'd say all bets are off.
Remaining questions season two needs to answer
- Culber back? Cruz has been cagey about the details of his return to the screen and while I'm excited he'll appear in the season.
- What really happened to the Spore Drive research? Sorry, but I do not believe a war-torn Federation just "let it go."
- Will we see more of Section 31? Half-black, half-silver badges. What are some of the things we have to say about the secretive group at the end of season one?
- Do the Star Trek: Short Trek's play into the continuity? Short treks and season two. I'm never in-canon shorts but it feels like a bit like a mini-feeler or pilots for the – but I may have been biased since I feel [19459068AldisHodge deserves more than just a short.
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