As well as the new trailer for the Picard show, CBS gave NYCC attendees a glimpse of what the next season of Star Trek: Discovery has to offer. As fans will remember, the end of the last season saw the Enterprise and the Discovery seemingly defeat an AI intelligence – a victory helped by time-travel in both directions… a warning from the future and also the crew of the Discovery flung into the far future and many of their previous escapdes wiped form the Star Fleet memory-banks.
The official synopsis reads: 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.”
So, what will the likes of Burnham, Sau and Georgiou find several centuries away from the time they were born? It looks from the trailer as if the memory of Star Fleet lingers but will Burnham be able to bring her crew and friends back together in a galaxy they barely recognise?
The third season starts on CBS All Access early in 2020 and a new sequence of Short Treks (15 minute stand-alone mini-episodes) have also been confirmed. The first is available now on the platform: Q&A features Ethan Peck as Spock and Rebecca Romijn as ‘Number One’ who finds themselves stuck in a turbo-lift on Spock’s first day on the Enterprise. Further mini-episodes will be shown between now and January. (The Trouble with Edward will be available on 10th October; Ask Not on 14th November, The Girl Who Made the Stars and Ephraim and Dot on 12th December; and Children of Mars on 9th January.