The season three finale of Star Trek: Discovery is behind us, with work on season four already underway. Last week we shared some insights into the next season from the showrunners, and now we’ve curated additional comments from some more post-finale interviews.
Saru balancing Starfleet and Kaminar in season four
The end of season three had Saru returning home to Kaminar with Su’Kal, leaving the newly promoted Michael Burnham in command of the USS Discovery. Doug Jones spoke briefly about where Saru’s story picks up in season four (via Sci-Fanatics):
“I think he’s been missing Kaminar and his people and his customs. So, he’ll lap that up for a while. He has captain rank with Starfleet. He worked very hard to get that. He made that his life’s mission. So I think we’re seeing a wrestle between this allegiance to home and his new allegiance to Starfleet for the second half of his life. He is not going to give up either one I don’t think. So I think season four we are going to see how he balances those things together.”
Season four tests Owo
Oyin Oladejo spoke to Bleeding Cool briefly about where season four finds Joann Owosekun:
“Based on where we left off in season three, there’s a shift within myself I’m recognizing in myself where Joann is always ready to fight. Season four will test her resolve more and we’ll see her more on track.”
Gray will be seen in season four
In an interview with Inverse, co-showrunner Michelle Paradise spoke about how season four will pick up on the story of Gray:
“Representation matters. It matters to see a version of yourself on screen. It matters there are non-binary and transgender characters. It matters that there is a Black woman in the captain’s chair. It matters that there is a gay couple on our show. We will continue to do that for the show, and the world we live in, but also, to honor the Star Trek legacy. And to be super clear, we will pay that moment off in Season 4. Gray will be seen. That promise will be paid off.”
Averbach-Katz is up for another prosthetics role
Season three introduced the character Ryn, who was killed by Osyraa in the penultimate episode. But in a Reddit AMA actor (and avid Star Trek fan and husband of Mary Wiseman) Noah Averbach-Katz Made it clear if asked, he is ready to return:
Nothing on the books to be back yet, but obviously, I would love to be back!
And I would love to come back in prosthetics…I kind of have a taste for it now (of course I say that now….)
He even had a suggestion for how he could return to the show:
I like to think I could be two Ferengi standing on each other’s shoulders in a trench coat!
I would love to be a part whatever the Cardassians are up to in the future…or I’d love to be a new species and get the chance to create some new canon!
Behind the scenes on season three
More moments from the making of season three have been showing up on social media. First up, we have science consultant Dr. Erin MacDonald sharing an astronomy Easter egg.
Yes, I can confirm that the Verubin Nebula in Season 3 of #StarTrekDiscovery was named after the astronomer Vera Rubin! Thanks to @michelleparadis and team for including this amazing woman in @StarTrek lore! https://t.co/JGHnR6YChB
— Dr Erin Macdonald | Social Media Hiatus (@drerinmac) January 11, 2021
David Ajala (who will be back as Book in season four) shared some videos of behind-the-scenes life on set in Iceland for the first episode of the season.
— David Ajala (@iamDavidAjala) January 8, 2021
— David Ajala (@iamDavidAjala) January 12, 2021
TBT Management shared a video of their client Jinny Jacinto, who played the monster in Su’Kal’s holodeck world.
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On Instagram, CBS posted some nice behind-the-scenes shots from the season 3 finale.
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Finally, Noah and Discovery graphic designer Timothy Peel shared this animated image put together by the art department, depicting Captain Killy.
#StarTrekDiscovery Hey @may_wise and @N_A_K, so glad to see this! Almost all of the credit goes to the fabulous Art Dept on SE03, but I had way too much fun rendering and animating this screen! Many late 70's van murals never looked so cool. So Killy! pic.twitter.com/4AS2A5gsPK
— Timothy Peel (@timothypeel1) December 25, 2020
New promo graphics
On social media, CBS has posted a couple of new graphics to sum up season three and start the hype for season four.
— Star Trek on CBS All Access (@startrekcbs) January 15, 2021
Let's fly to Season 4! Thank you to everyone who made #StarTrekDiscovery Season 3 so special. It has been so fun to go on this journey with you this past 13 weeks. We can't wait to come back next season! pic.twitter.com/hVxMdsM0VO
— Star Trek on CBS All Access (@startrekcbs) January 14, 2021
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