Star Trek: Discovery‘s first season is in the books, and it ended with a serious bombshell that fans were not expecting. But what does the monumental twist mean for the future of the series? Spoilers ahead.
Shockingly, Discovery‘s first season ended with the crew of the titular ship receiving a distress signal from none other than the USS Enterprise. With Discovery taking place ten years before the original series, a run-in with Enterprise was not anticipated, and yet, here we are. So what does it mean? In an interview with Variety, executive producer Alex Kurtzman revealed that the crew of Enterprise — as captained by Christopher Pike — will play a role in season two of Discovery, but the main focus will remain with the series’ characters established in season one.
“The show is called ‘Discovery’. It’s not ‘Enterprise,'” Kurtzman said. “So yes, the Enterprise will play a part of season 2 but it will absolutely not overshadow Discovery. And I think with Enterprise’s arrival in the finale we recognize that the audience has a lot of questions about our synchronicity with the original series, which really means our synchronicity with canon. So the promise of the Enterprise holds the answers to a lot of those questions, including Spock’s relationship with his half-sister who he’s never mentioned. Which does not necessarily mean you’re going to see Spock, just that we owe an answer to that question.”
While fans are no doubt looking forward to getting more answers about just where Discovery fits within the Star Trek canon, there’s also bound to be some trepidation about being reintroduced to classic Star Trek characters once again. Will Spock, Michael Burnham’s brother, appear in season 2? And if he does, who will play him? What timeline will he be from?
Yeesh, is it too much to ask for a simple modern Star Trek rendition?