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#SDCC2019 Star Trek Discovery jumps 1,000 years to the future as Short Treks Season 2 trailer drops

July 20th, 2019 by Marc Comments

Big news from SDCC 2019 for Star Trek Discovery season 3 tonight, guys…

It seems that the show is really going where no-one has gone before and it travels 1,000 years into the Trek future.

Creator Alex Kurtzman saidit will be “The farthest that any Star Trek series has gone before” at the Enter the Star Trek Universe panel in Hall H.

This is not totally unexpected given the time-warp ending of season 2 with Kurtzman saying: “There will be things you recognize and don’t recognize.” 

It also seems that while  Sonequa Martin-Green’s Michael Burnham will be there, Discovery will have a new captain.

Kurtzman assured audiences that “every conversation about how we create Star Trek is filtered through Rodenberry’s optimistic vision of Star Trek,” so the new setting will cot change the show’s core.

The other big announcement from the panel is that Nightflyers actor David Ajala is joining the cast of Star Trek: Discovery. He’ll play a series regular in season 3, a character named Cleveland “Book” Booker. Book was described as a “rule breaker” who joins the series after the time jump.

It also seems that actor David Ajala has joined the crew as Cleveland “Book” Booker, a ‘rule breaker’ who seems to come from the future:

On top of that, here’s the trailer for Short Treks Season 2:

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….