Star Trek: Discovery To Be More “Classic Trekian” In Season 2

Do you like Star Trek: The Original Series as much as I do? If so, I have great news!

During a panel at Wondercon, the showrunners behind Star Trek: Discovery, Gretchen J. Berg and Aaron Harberts, revealed that the second season of Star Trek: Discovery will feel a lot more like traditional Star Trek than the first season.

When asked if there was a limit on how far they are willing to push the envelope with Discovery, Berg said:

“I think that we are aware of the fact that it is a different era and it’s a different format for the show. I don’t think we’re all necessarily gunning for shock value. Everything always comes out of character for us and story. So, if it feels like something that really would happen in that world and that context, we go in that direction. It’s not a group that leads with, ‘We want to shock people or horrify people or get them talking about it.’ Because it has to follow out of where we are in the story and where we are with the characters, always.”

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Harberts added:

“This was an interesting season because it was set against the backdrop of war. One of the things that we are looking forward to in season two is a tone that we can now be in a more of an exploratory phase, a more diplomatic phase, maybe a bit more of a ‘Trekian’ chapter of this. But everything for us — like Gretchen said — is really driven by character and we felt that that was a great way to…and you’ll learn more about Saru this season, and we had to lay some pipe early on too. What are those threat ganglia? What do they do? What do they represent in the Terran Empire? And a lot of that stuff will fold back in when we’re back on the air.”

Okay, so it won’t only be like Star Trek: TOS, but most Treks, before the series dealt with war in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. It sounds like we will be getting back to the exploration and diplomatic discussions that defined classic Star Trek.

Does this new information have you more or less interested in the second season of Star Trek: Discovery? Let us know in the comment section below!

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