Star Trek: Short Treks to expand Discovery universe

Star Trek: Short Treks to expand Discovery universe

Number One is a character who appeared in the unaired pilot for the original Star Trek television series.

The tie-ins to the original series continue with hints that Doctor Spock's set to play a key role in the season - with an SDCC panel confirming that he'll make an appearance in person.

The newly released trailer revealed major teases to Spock's potential arrival in the series, and showrunner Alex Kurtzman essentially confirmed that the iconic character, famously played by Leonard Nimoy (and Zachary Quinto in the recent big-screen films), would be coming this year.

The CBS All Access original series debuted first-look photos from the anticipated sophomore season and an early glimpse inside the premiere episode, featuring the first footage of USS Enterprise Captain Christopher Pike (Anson Mount) in action, during its Comic-Con panel in coveted Hall H on Friday.

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As for Culber, he's returning, said Wilson Cruz. The producers of Star Trek: Discovery like to be secretive. Yet another will take a closer look at Saru's (Doug Jones) backstory, the first Kelpien to join Starfleet.

"'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,' said Kurtzman".

Kurtzman shared that the upcoming season will sync up with Star Trek canon. "They'll also introduce audiences to new characters who may inhabit the larger world of 'Star Trek'". The second season consists of 13 episodes and will premiere sometime in 2019, with Trek alum Jonathan Frakes directing the second and 10th episodes while Kurtzman-who directed the Tom Cruise monster thriller The Mummy-directs the season premiere. But for me and based on what I heard about the first season, there's not enough here to be like, "Yes, I must pony up for a CBS All Access subscription to watch this excellent TV show".

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