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Explore strange new worlds in the Comic-Con trailer for Star Trek: Discovery

When Star Trek: Discovery returns for its second season early next year, it will be bringing more than a few familiar faces along with it. During the final moments of the first season of the latest Star Trek series, the crew received a distress call from the U.S.S. Enterprise, which at this point in history was captained by Christopher Pike (Anson Mount). During the Star Trek: Discovery panel at San Diego Comic-Con, the first-look trailer for the second season of the series was unveiled for our viewing pleasure. Check it out!

Along with Anson Mount as Captain Christopher Pike, it was also announced that Rebecca Romijn will be playing Number One, Pike's first officer and a character who was originally played by Majel Barrett in The Cage, the very first Star Trek pilot. As hinted at in the first look trailer and confirmed by series co-creator Alex Kurtzman, we will be seeing Spock at some point during the second season. That should be interesting.

If you don't quite have the patience to wait for Star Trek: Discovery to return in 2019, fear not, for Alex Kurtzman also announced that we will be getting more Star Trek later this fall in the form of four short standalone stories. Dubbed Star Trek: Short Treks, each short will be an opportunity for deeper storytelling and exploration of key characters and themes which will fit into Discovery and the expanding Star Trek universe. Rainn Wilson will return to play Harry Mudd in a short he will also direct, and Aldis Hodge will star in another as Craft, a man who finds himself as the only human on board a deserted ship. Further episodes will dive into Saru’s (Doug Jones) backstory as the first Kelpien to join Starfleet, and Tilly’s (Mary Wiseman) journey aboard the U.S.S. Discovery and her friendship with an unlikely partner. "There is no shortage of compelling stories to tell in the ‘Star Trek’ universe that inspire, entertain, and either challenge our preconceived ideas or affirm long held beliefs, and we are excited to broaden the universe already with SHORT TREKS," said Kurtzman in a statement. "Each episode will deliver closed-ended stories while revealing clues about what’s to come on in future STAR TREK: DISCOVERY episodes. They’ll also introduce audiences to new characters who may inhabit the larger world of ‘Star Trek.’"

Star Trek: Discovery will return to CBS in January 2019.

Source: CBS

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