CBS is continuing to ramp up their promotion for the premiere of the second season of Star Trek: Discovery, coming on January 17th. Today a new video was released, along with some new photos.
Anson Mount on “Becoming Pike”
CBS released a new video featuring Anson Mount talking about coming aboard to play Captain Christopher Pike. The video also shows snippets from season two, including some moments that haven’t been seen in previous promos.
CLOSER LOOK: In the video, there is a moment from when Pike comes on board the USS Discovery that shows his Starfleet service record. In addition to the USS Enterprise, he is shown to have served on the USS Chatelet, USS Aryabhatta, and the USS Antares. The first two are new ships and are likely named for the French mathematician Émilie du Châtelet, and Indian mathematician Aryabhata. The Antares is a ship referenced in the TOS episode “Charlie X,” which ends up being destroyed by Charlie Evans. The record also references Captain Robert April, who was the commander of the Enterprise before Pike. April appeared in the TAS episode “The Counter-Clock Incident,” and was also referenced in the Discovery episode “Choose Your Pain.”
Mount’s Pike is not Kirk, nor Lorca
There’s also a new feature at EW.com, including Mount talking about how his Pike differs from some other Starfleet captains:
“Kirk has a swagger, and is good at thinking outside the box because he’s a rulebreaker. Pike is very by-the-book. He refers to the Starfleet code of conduct more often than not. What sets him apart from other captains, especially from Lorca, is he knows like any good leader the most precious resources is his crew. when he’s stuck, he’s not afraid to say, ‘I’m lost, anybody got a better idea?’ He uses the bridge as a bigger brain.”
EW was also given the first look at a couple of new images from season two.
Star Trek: Discovery is available 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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