Once again it is time to take one of our deep dives into a new official video, this time the promo announcing the start of production on the second season of Star Trek: Discovery.
Voiceover mixes past and present
The video opens with audio of Jeffrey Hunter as Christopher Pike from “The Cage”, and then goes on to include clips of Sonequa Martin-Green as Michael Burnham from season one of Star Trek: Discovery, interspersed with audio of Leonard Nimoy as Spock from The Original Series episodes “Space Seed” and “The Immunity Syndrome.”
Picking up where we left off
The new video shows a shot from episode “201” and scene “107H,” which appears to pick up the action after the season one finale. We see the bridge of the USS Discovery with Commander Saru (Doug Jones) in command and Sarek (James Frain) at his side. We can also see Detmer (Emily Coutts) and Owosekun (Oyin Oladejo) at their stations.
Season 2 ended with Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) restored to the rank of commander, and a science officer on the USS Discovery, which is where we see her in the new video.
There is also a shot of Saru in the captain’s chair but with a green screen behind him. This is possibly done to create a holographic projection image of Saru to appear on another ship, possibly for him to open communications Captain Pike of the the USS Enterprise.
And for scene “111B,” we get our first glimpse of what appears to be Anson Mount as Captain Pike, with Michael Burnham trailing behind him, and on the far right, a science officer from the USS Enterprise facing them both.
New Enterprise uniforms
As was previously teased, the shot above shows that the crew of the USS Enterprise have different uniforms than those seen by other members of Starfleet on Discovery. Anson Mount himself sent out a Tweet this morning about the video, with the message:
Check it out! Our first behind-the-scenes footage of
@startrekcbs season 2!!! And you might just catch a glimpse of a rather famous shirt. ;-)
The design appears to be a mashup of the standard design seen on Discovery with the classic uniforms from The Original Series.
USS Enterprise interior
The video featured behind-the-scenes looks (or at least hints) for a number of new sets for the second season, including the USS Enterprise. The most evocative image is one with Michael Burnham entering a room marked 3F 125-1701.
This is no random number, it was established in “Amok Time” that Spock’s quarters on the USS Enterprise were 3F-125. So, it appears the above shot is Burnham visiting the quarters of her adoptive brother Spock on the Enterprise (hat tip to @TGParsons1701.).
The video also featured a couple other glimpses from the USS Enterprise.
More sets, including L’Rell’s chambers and Section 31
There is also a glimpse of set design documents for a “Section 31 – Bridge: Lab.” It has already been revealed via the “bonus scene” shown at WonderCon last month that the nefarious organization Section 31 will play a role in the second season.
Another set of designs we see are for “L’Rell’s Chambers.” These are presumably the new office for L’Rell (Mary Chieffo), from which she now leads the Klingon Empire. It also includes a nice garden.
There are also a number of shots of set construction, which may be for one of the above designs or for the Enterprise.
There are also a couple of looks at some of the alien designs. One features what may be a new take on a Saurian.
And there was a close-up look at what appears to be an unknown alien bridge officer, seen in episode 4 of season 1.
The video featured a number of shots of the USS Discovery.
Directed by Alex Kurtzman
There were also a couple of shots of Executive Producer and Co-creator Alex Kurtzman, who is directing the first episode of the second season.
Finally the new video featured a couple of title cards
Star Trek: Discovery is available exclusively in the USA on CBS All Access. It airs in Canada on Space and streams on CraveTV. It is available on Netflix everywhere else.
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