The Start Of A Whole New Voyage?
♦ CBS All Access’s Star Trek: Discovery ended its first season this Sunday on CBS All Access in the US and Netflix in the rest of the world on Monday. Its executive producer offered a small kernel of information about what we could expect in season two in EW this week. Warning: major spoilers ahead if people haven’t seen episode 15 yet…
Kurtzman gives a few clues in the piece on EW that ran earlier this week:
“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 or 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.”
He admits that the show’s makers have been structuring it from the first season conclusion, as he reveals to EW: “The whole season was reverse engineered from the ending that we know that we wanted,” Kurtzman said. “Really the big driver there was [Burnham’s] arc and the confusion about how and why she decided to mutiny in the pilot to the absolute certainty that it was the only way to protect the ideals of the Federation. She doesn’t literally mutiny, but she does threaten it in the finale because she understands that it’s much more important to protect those ideals than to protect herself.”
The episode is titled Will You Take My Hand? and here’s its synopsis: With Georgiou at the helm of the plan to end the Klingon war once and for all, the U.S.S. Discovery crew struggles to fathom and tolerate her hostile tactics. Memories of past hardships are rekindled within Burnham.
This is the description of the show from online: Created by Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman for CBS All Access, the story of “Star Trek: Discovery” begins roughly a decade before Captain Kirk’s five-year mission – as portrayed in the original “Star Trek” from the 1960s – and a century after the events of “Star Trek: Enterprise.” The series follows the crew of the USS Discovery as they encounter new worlds and civilizations, delving into familiar themes and expanding upon an incident that has been talked about within the franchise’s universe, but never fully explored.
Here’s a link to the EW piece in full