Star Trek: Discovery has given us our first glimpse at season two of the series with an all new trailer, which commemorates the start of production for the new season. You can check it out below, and then we’ll unpack all the new goodies this trailer gives us.
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So what have we gleaned? For starters, we see Star Trek 2009 and Star Trek Into Darkness co-writer Alex Kurtzman directing the first episode of the season, as was recently announced. But even more interesting is that we see the original series uniforms being made, and what appears to be the back of the Enterprise‘s Captain Christopher Pike (Anson Mount), all decked out in original series gold. We all see a screenshot of the original series red mini-skirt uniform, so it seems we’ll finally get an answer as to why the Enterprise design aesthetic is totally different to the rest of Starfleet at this time.
It’s also interesting to note the voice overs we hear for this trailer are from actor Jeffrey Hunter (the original Captain Pike from the first Star Trek pilot “The Cage”) as well as some from Leonard Nimoy as Spock. We know a younger Spock will appear in flashbacks, but this is our first hint that an older Spock will appear. No actor has been cast yet for the role, at least officially. In addition, we see many sets being constructed, including one which looks like it could be the bridge of the original Enterprise. Could Discovery finally be giving us episodes that explain all their wonky continuity?
Does this new trailer have you excited for season two of Discovery? Be sure to let us know down below in the comments.
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