Every Star Trek show with the exception of the original series seems to have a rough start, and Star Trek: Discovery was no exception. Halfway through the first season I gave up watching it, not wanting to waste the money on the CBS All Access subscription. I just only recently renewed my subscription and finished season one in the hopes that it would get better. It did, but only slightly. The final few episodes however gave me hope, hope that the series would capture the spirit of the Original series, with all the adventure and emotion that came with it, and I think this could very well come to pass with season 2.
The first footage from season 2 premiered at the Discovery’s Comic-Con panel (you can watch it below), but the trailer wasn’t the only thing that caught our attention. The show’s cast and producers were also on hand and they revealed some pretty awesome info about what to expect, including the return of not one, but two characters from Trek canon.
That’s a pretty amazing trailer, and the song choice was perfect to set the expectation for what season 2 is going to be. Anson Mount looks fits the mold of Captain Pike (sporting that classic yellow uniform!) and comedian Tig Notaro, playing a new character named Reno, brings balance to the action with her dry sense of humor.
And if you didn’t pick it up in the trailer: yes, everyone’s favorite Vulcan science officer will officially show up this season. “Yes, you will be seeing Spock this season,” executive producer and new showrunner Alex Kurtzman promised.Spock won’t be the only character that we are familiar with who is making a return. Anson Mount revealed that Rebecca Romijn has joined the cast as “Number One,” if you remember, she is the female first officer originally introduced in the first Star Trek pilot, when Captain Pike was still the lead character and Captain Kirk didn’t exist. Number One (who was originally played by Majel Barrett Roddenbery) never made the transition to the original series, so she remains one of the most fascinating question marks in Trek history. Who is she and where did she go? Now, we are about to find out.
Season 2 looks amazing. Like any good show, we need to give it time to grow and find its rhythm, and I think Discovery found its rhythm and I for one can not wait until it premiers in January!