The new Star Trek: Discovery season two trailer released today at New York Comic Con has fans buzzing and gives us the best look yet at the upcoming season with a lot of new footage. Like the first look trailer released at San Diego Comic Con, the NYCC trailer is still heavy on the first couple of episodes of season two, but it also includes bits of footage up to episode seven. If you haven’t already, please out our SDCC first look trailer analysis from the summer. Today we are going to jump in with another deep dive and cover all that is new from the NYCC trailer.
This analysis includes spoilers, so let’s get started…
Search for the USS Hiawatha
As we saw in the First Look trailer and was confirmed in today’s panel by Anson Mount, the first mission Captain Pike undertakes with the USS Discovery crew (while still in his USS Enterprise gold uniform), is into a dangerous area of space with nasty rocky asteroids to find the USS Hiawatha.
Spock, Michael and the “red angel”
In the trailer, we learn that Spock has seen what he describes as the “red angel” early in life, and as we saw in the First Look trailer, Burnham has too.
Spock is found…and he needs a haircut
As we learned in the First Look trailer, Spock is on leave. He left the USS Enterprise to work out the mystery of the seven red spots in what seems to be a kind of pilgrimage or personal mission. In this new trailer, we see Spock from Discovery for the first time, appearing rather unkempt with long hair and beard, and unconscious.
Spock being seen a bit unkempt and on a personal pilgrimage is reminiscent of how he will look in the future while undergoing the Kolinahr ritual as shown in The Motion Picture.
Secret agent Georgiou, of Section 31
As we learned this spring at WonderCon, there was a bonus scene from the season one finale which showed the former Emperor Georgiou being recruited into Section 31. In the new trailer, we see her up to some sneaky dealings.
During the panel, Michelle Yeoh implied that she’ll be masquerading as Captain Georgiou when it suits her needs for her clandestine missions. As we learned at the end of season one, the official Starfleet line is that Georgiou was rescued from the Klingons near the end of the war, only a select few know the truth of her origins in the Mirror Universe. The scene with Pike, Georgiou, and Burnham seems to bear that out. Pike in a very friendly manner asks her how it feels to be back in the saddle again. It was discussed during the panel that Pike is not one of those cleared to know about the Mirror Universe.
As was strongly hinted at by Discovery makeup designer Glenn Hetrick back in August, yes the Klingons do have hair. They’re regrowing their long locks after shaving them as a wartime ritual. We also see a holographic representation of a classic Klingon battlecruiser, from the detailing it’s more like the newer K’t’inga than its predecessor, the D7 class.
Weird science with Tilly and Stamets (and Reno)
Chief Engineer Denise Reno of the USS Hiawatha (played by guest star Tig Notaro) appears to be the sole survivor and can be seen back on the Discovery working with Stamets and Tilly.
In another scene, Stamets proposes something alarming to Tilly while Saru looks on. He seems to be yanking something out of Tilly.
It is possible the above scene has something to do that little spore that embedded itself in her back in season one? At the time, the showrunners hinted they would do something with it.
In another new scene with Tilly, Stamets, and Reno a big energy ribbon explodes out of the reaction chamber.
But wait, there’s more
Here are a few other new moments from the Star Trek Discovery season two NYCC trailer.
More from NYCC
There is more to come from our coverage of New York Comic Con, including a full report from the Discovery panel and interviews. So stay tuned.
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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