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Klingons & Breen In Star Trek: Discovery Season 5?

Star Trek: Discovery Season 5 is just around the corner. In fact, at the time of writing, it’s less than one week away. The fifth and final adventure is going to be a fun one for the USS Discovery. However, will the series go back to its roots? What I mean by this is, will Discovery Season 5 feature the Klingons? We’re also likely to see another classic Star Trek alien species appear, this being The Breen.

It’s right that modern Star Trek’s introduction of the Klingons was hit and miss. Some Trekkies became very vocal about the portrayal of the Klingons in Star Trek: Discovery Season One and Two. Unfortunately, the series has not seen the legendary species since its jump to the 32nd Century. However, the Klingons have appeared in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, this time closer to their much-loved design from Star Trek: The Next Generation.

So, is Discovery going to be bold and include the Klingons again? There is a possible chance. While researching the upcoming season, Trek Central has learned that some iconic Star Trek species will be appearing. But how do they fit into the story? We’ve got some speculation to do!

SPOILER WARNING – This article contains potential Star Trek: Discovery Season 5 spoilers!

Star Trek: Discovery Key Art for Season 5 (Via Paramount+)

A Klingon Return for Discovery Season 5?

Discovery has left the Klingons alone since its journey to the 32nd Century. While we’ve checked in with familiar species like Vulcans, the series seemed hesitant to go near the Klingons again. That all might change in the upcoming fifth season.

IMDB contains a reference to Klingons in Discovery Season 5. While researching the season, we found that Stunt Actor Jason Lee Bell has a note for “2024.” For context, actors and creatives have the date of the show airing next to their names. In this case, we can see Lee Bell was a stunt performer as a Klingon for three episodes between 2017 and 2024. While these will likely be in Seasons One and Two, the 2024 mention perhaps means he’ll play a Klingon again.

Klingon “Kol” as played by Kenneth Mitchell in Star Trek: Discovery Season One (Via Paramount+)

Breen In Star Trek: Discovery!

The Breen have been formidable enemies in the Star Trek universe. Since their introduction in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, they have been a constant thorn in the side of Starfleet and the Federation. For example, the Breen contributed to the destruction of Benjamin Sisko’s first USS Defiant and also the deadly attack on Earth. Both took place during The Dominion War. We have not seen a modern Breen character on our screens outside of Star Trek: Lower Decks.

That seems like it could change. Stunt performer Joel Labelle looks to be playing a Breen Solider. According to IMDB’s Star Trek: Discovery Season 5 page, Labelle will appear in the eighth episode. Titled “Labyrinths”, we don’t know much about the episode. If we look deeper, a Labyrinth was an elaborate, confusing structure designed and built by the legendary artificer Daedalus for King Minos of Crete at the Knossos.

Yes, that is the description of a Labyrinth from Wikipedia. But hear me out. Part of Discoverey’s Season 5 plot is about a big galactic treasure hunt. What if some treasure is kept in a Labyrinth, and a Breen Solider guards it? It’s about all we have to go on at the moment. We’ll know more once Discovery Season 5 kicks off and we get closer to the eighth episode in the final season.

A Breen as they appear in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (Via Paramount+)

Set Course for Star Trek: Discovery Season 5!

Star Trek: Discovery streams via Paramount+ in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Latin America, France, Germany, Brazil, South Korea (via Tving), France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. It is also available on CTV Scifi / Crave in Canada and TVNZ in New Zealand. The show is also available on SkyShowtime in the Nordics, the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, and Central and Eastern Europe.

DISCLAIMER: While “Press Screeners” have been released for Star Trek: Discovery Season 5, Trek Central does not get these from Paramount+. This article is based on our own research and healthy speculation of the upcoming season.

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