Thursday’s Star Trek: Discovery episode “Light and Shadows” still has fans buzzing. One of the big topics was the reveal in the last moment that the numbers Spock has been mumbling were coordinates to Talos IV, the location and focus of the first Star Trek pilot “The Cage” where he and Pike encountered the telepathic Talosians in 2254, around 3 years earlier.
The teaser trailer for next week’s episode (titled “If Memory Serves”) attached to Thursday’s episode gave us our first glimpses of Michael and Spock’s trip to Talos IV. You can watch the trailer at startrek.com. There is so much going on, we have decided to give it the full TrekMovie screencap and analysis treatment. As usual, the following contains spoilers and our analysis includes some informed speculation as well.
The trailer starts with a warning voice-over from Spock. He says:
Spock (voice-over): I have seen a possible future. One that can be determined by our actions.
This is over the following segments:
Spock’s voice-over continues with his warning, saying:
Spock (voice-over): This can be the defining moment for multiple civilizations…millions of lives.
SIDEBAR: OMG New Talosians!
Ever since the Discovery panel at New York Comic Con in October 2018 we have known that season two would include a visit to Talos IV. But this trailer gives us our first glimpse of Discovery’s design for Star Trek’s first aliens. As the show has done for Andorians and Tellarites, the update looks pretty faithful, although the heads seem a bit smaller. But the veins are throbbing! We don’t get a look at the back of their heads to know if they still have that famed crack.
Michael asks for help from the Talosians
Back to the trailer, the rest of the promo is mostly focused on a scene which appears to show Michael Burnham seeking help for her brother from the Talosians.
Michael: Show me my brother’s mind.
Michael enters Spock’s mind
The promo then seems to show glimpses of a vision from Spock’s mind as seen by Michael Burnham. These images appear to be a mix of flashbacks and the possible future Spock warned about earlier in the trailer. They are presented below in the order seen in the trailer.
The trailer ends with Michael coming out of her vision, apparently finding Spock now revived.
Spock speaks to Michael about what she has seen from his mind:
Spock: Now you see
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. The second season debuted on All Access and Space on Thursday, January 17th, 2019, and on Netflix January 18, 2019.
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