New Missions Begin Soon
Star Trek: Discovery starts its second season on 17 January on CBS All Access and on Netflix for the UK and here’s a selection of photos and posters from our friends at IGN…
We don’t know much about the plot for season two but showrunner Aaron Harberts did offer a few vague suggestions a few months back on Radio Times:
Without going into detail, Harberts has promised that season two will feel a bit more like the Star Trek TV series we know and love. “We have time [in season two]—we have time to do things like more away missions, newer planets,” he says. “These are stories that might fall a little bit more into a framework of allegory that people love to get from Trek. But we will always continue to have that overarching serialised thread.”
Very recently in interviews, the show’s executive producer Alex Kurtzman also revealed that the second season will focus heavily on Spock:
“Part of what I love about the opportunity of this season is that it is the untold chapter of Spock,” the producer revealed. “And we can only tell it this season. Spock has experienced something in the signals and the red angel that has broken his logical brain. He cannot figure it out and he is emotionally ill-equipped to deal with it.
“So both logic and emotion are failing him completely and he is not the character we know at the beginning of TOS who is much more comfortable in his own skin and has figured out who he is, what he believes in and what he wants.
“This is really about how Spock becomes that character and evolves into the Spock we know from TOS. And the unwritten chapter is the chapter he shares with his sister. And through their relationship and the difficulties they’ve had with each other, Spock figures out where on the line between logic and emotion he lives, or how to hold them both in balance or who he wants to be.”