54 years ago, on 8 September 1966, the pilot episode of Star Trek: The Original Series first aired and the series slowly etched its way into being one of the most iconic shows up till today. Yesterday, fans took to celebrating the momentous achievements of the series during Star Trek Day with CBS All Access hosting a virtual celebration for it.
The event wouldn’t be complete of course without a few exciting announcements and trailer drops for the franchise. During the CBS All Access’ Star Trek Day virtual panel, they kicked the event off with an exciting new trailer for Star Trek: Discovery Season 3.
The trailer expands on the first teaser released back in July 2020. It picks off from the climatic ending of season 2, with Commander Burnham and her crew crashing into a wormhole. They find themselves 930 years into the future on a seemingly barren planet and have to fight for their survival.
The official synopsis from CBS All Access reads,
After following Commander Burnham into the wormhole in the second season finale, season three of Star Trek: Discovery finds the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery landing in an unknown future far from the home they once knew. Now living in a time filled with uncertainty, the U.S.S. Discovery crew, along with the help of some new friends, must work together to restore hope to the Federation.”
The cast of Star Trek: Discovery season 3 will include Sonequa Martin-Green reprising her role as Commander Michael Burnham. Alongside her are Doug Jones as Commander Saru, Anthony Rapp as Lt. Commander Paul Stamets, Mary Wiseman as Ensign Sylvia Tilly, Wilson Cruz as Dr. Hugh Culber and David Ajala as Cleveland “Book” Booker.
Moreover, joining the crew in season 3 are Blu del Barrio as Adira, Star Trek’s first non-binary character, Ian Alexander as Gray, Star Trek’s first trangender character and Michelle Yeoh as Philippa Georgiou.
With a whole slew of shows such as Star Trek: Picard’s second season, the animated series Star Trek: Lower Decks, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, and Nickelodeon’s Star Trek: Prodigy, Trekkies are slated for endless deep space exploration ahead.