Today’s Star Trek: Discovery update has news on the second season and a big spoiler confirmation. We also have a new character video, a fun new Discovery themed bitmoji and more.
Kurtzman indicates season 2 order coming , confirms Frakes’ spoiler
There has been some discussion about Discovery’s second season and executive producers have talked about how they have already picked an idea for it and started some early discussions, but it is still not official. However, over the weekend at NYCC executive producer Alex Kurtzman indicated things are looking good for S2, telling Polygon:
“Conversations are going very well. We’re more than hopeful that they’ll be ordering a second season very soon.”
And speaking to ComicBook.com at the same event, Kurtzman confirmed the previously reported spoiler that came from Jonathan Frakes. In fact he said they will not only do one episode featuring that classic Star Trek element, but multiple episodes.
Get to know Stamets
CBS has released another character video, this time focusing on Lt. Stamets, featuring actor Anthony Rapp and producers talking about the astro-mycologist.
Discovery inspiring Saru love and IT lessons
The new Star Trek show appears to be having an influence beyond discussions of Klingons and canon. Today there are a couple of examples showing how Discovery is affecting people.
First up comes from YourTango.com with an article titled “Why Lieutenant Saru From Star Trek: Discovery Is SO Attractive To Women Like Me” which offers this insight:
Played by actor Doug Jones, Lieutenant Saru’s job on the ship is that of science officer. Since I love nerds, it was only natural that I’d be drawn to him, even if he does kind of look like the result of someone peeling the face off of a sheep. Intelligent and sarcastic as they come, for me, it was love at first pithy-rejoinder as far Saru is concerned.
Over at ZDnet, they see Discovery teaching tech industry lessons with “What Star Trek: Discovery taught me about cloud consulting.” Apparently the disfunction of the crew is a learning moment for the cloud:
In addition to the parallels to current society that I see between the Federation and the Klingons, I see many parallels of the Discovery crew itself to roles within our IT profession, particularly in the services and consulting space.
Ripper the tardigrade gets Bitmoji treatment
Bitmoji, the app where you create your own personalized cartoon avatar, has added a tardigrade for you to pal around with. You can create tardigrade stickers and to use on social media to show you are on #TeamRipper. You can find Bitmoji on iTunes. and GooglePlay.
Star Trek: Discovery is available exclusive in the US on CBS All Access with new episodes released Sundays at 8:30 pm ET. In Canada Star Trek: Discovery airs on the Space Channel at the same time. Discovery is available on Netflix outside the USA and Canada with new episodes made available Monday at 8 am BST.
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