Star Trek Section 31
This theory also revolves around Discovery’s NCC-1031 registry number and was shared with us by Andy Corneillie on the Redshirts Always Die Facebook page.
Here’s what Andy had to say about Star Trek Section 31:
"I’m certain someone on the Internet has already thought of this but so far it’s been absent from the AICN comment section. In “Deep Space Nine” we learned of a black ops organization that operates independently of Starfleet Intelligence. We saw it again in UPN’s “Enterprise” and we saw an Abramsverse version of it in “Star Trek Into Darkness.” In each instance this secret organization was referred to as Section 31 (so named because it derives its operating authority from the Starfleet charter – Article 14, Section 31). Section 31 has always been charged with dealing with “extraordinary” threats to the Federation. I suspect this is why the U.S.S. Discovery sports the numerical designation NCC-1031. (The “10” part added of course just to make it more Halloweeny.) If the ship is a component of the secret Section 31, that might also explain why the Discovery appears to make its home hidden in a hollowed-out asteroid."
We’ve always loved the Section 31 story line from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and a show about a Section 31 ship would take Trek in a new and intriguing direction.
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