Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 has been unveiled at New York Comic-Con. A new trailer shows the crew back in action for the future, featuring new characters and species. You can watch the trailer via CBS All Access for US viewers. International Trekkies might be able to use this official Star Trek post.
Having jumped 930 years into the future, Commande Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) awakes to find herself separated from the USS Discovery. We learned earlier this year that the start of season 3, would see the crew separated from the USS Discovery.
The official synopsis: “After making the jump in the second season finale, season three of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY finds the U.S.S. Discovery crew dropping out of the wormhole and into an unknown future far from the home they once knew. Now living in a time filled with uncertainty, the U.S.S. Discovery crew, along with the help of some new friends, must together fight to regain a hopeful future. “
It seems right away that Burnham meets the new character Cleveland Booker “Book”, played by David Ajala. According to producers, Book will serve as Burnham’s and us, the viewers POV into the future of the Trek universe.
While Booker and Burnham are walking, Booker states to Burnham “You believe in ghosts”, referring to her Delta badge. At this point in time, Starfleet doesn’t seem to be in very high standing and may not even exist anymore. So what happened is the question on all of our minds?
The teaser reveals that the Federation does still exist, in some capacity. The banner only has 6 stars, which signifies a loss planets within the Federation and a new reality. The future they have dropped into is bleak and harsh. With the loss of Starfleet, it would appear that the world has fallen into disarray.
Saru later speaks to the entire crew, stating that they are there to bring hope and balance back to the galaxy, maybe restoring the Federation? Probably not to do that, but to restore some semblance of peace. It’s an interesting concept and appears Season 3 of Star Trek Discovery will go with a “Hope” theme.
To get a better understanding of what we see in the trailer, we must take Alex Kurtzman’s advice from the panel at NYCC. Look at the real world, see what is going on. Discovery is supposedly a mirror of our world this season.
While Discovery is in the future, fans still look to the past and CBS has them covered. Alex Kurtzman revealed release dates for the second batch of “Short Trek” adventures. The first titled “Q&A” launched following the panel on CBS All Access, starring Ethan Peck and Rebecca Romijn.
Season 3 of Star Trek: Discovery is set to air in 2020. No official release date has been given yet, but we expect more news once Star Trek: Picard has finished in early 2020. Speaking of Picard, CBS also gave us a brand new trailer for that earlier today.
Star Trek: Discovery is still in production, with the cast and crew about halfway through the third season.
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