The Discovery docking with a much larger ship.
Image: CBS

Looking good there, Star Trek: Discovery. You been working out? Buy a new wardrobe?

Not long after dropping a new trailer, CBS has released a fun little behind-the-scenes featurette for the second season of Discovery, highlighting the more grandiose look and feel of the upcoming episodes.

In it, creator Alex Kurtzman talks about a deliberate shift in visual style, in an attempt to make the show more film-like, an extension of the universe that feels more in keeping with the big-screen recent history of the series. There’s also good discussion of the role of Pike in the early part of the season, and the drive to, at least a little bit, provide a coherent history of this part of the Trek continuity, weaving the new ideas of Discovery into the untold parts of the early series history.

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There’s also some new footage here and there, and all told it looks sharp. How well will Discovery grow in its second season? We’ll find out January 2019.


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