Thursday’s Star Trek: Discovery episode “Through the Valley of Shadows” ended on a sort of cliffhanger with Pike ordering a rendezvous with the USS Enterprise.
The teaser for next week’s episode (titled “Such Sweet Sorrow”) attached to Thursday’s episode shows the return of the Enterprise and gave us our first look at some new aspects of the ship’s design on Discovery. With so much going on, we have again decided to give this promo the full TrekMovie screencap and analysis treatment. As usual, the following contains spoilers and our analysis includes some informed speculation as well.
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SIDEBAR: OMG – The ENTERPRISE BRIDGE!
While we have seen Spock’s quarters and a corridor, it appears they went all the way to construct the iconic bridge for the Discovery version of the USS Enterprise. While redesigned to match the Discovery style (it looks like it may be a significant redress of the USS Discovery bridge set), the Enterprise bridge contains many classic elements including: the red railings, the iconic 1960’s style bridge chairs, the general layout of the bridge consoles, and the lowered “well” for the captain’s chair, and the navigation and helm stations.
The planet identified on screen as Xahea is the homeworld of Po, who came on board the Discovery in Short Treks “Runaway.” In that episode, Po revealed that she had invented a process to recrystallize dilithium. Po – who returned home to become queen – also gave Tilly a bit of dilithium as a gift. It’s possible they visit Xahea to get the energy they need to power the time crystal they picked up in “Through the Valley of Shadows.”
“Such Sweet Sorrow” debuts Thursday, April 11th.
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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