In an interview with Deadline published on Friday, Sonequa Martin-Green talked all things Michael Burnham and Discovery. Martin-Green and gave us some answers to season one questions as well as teased what we should expect in season 2.
With Michael Burnham being Spock’s sister, a lot of folks were left with one big question. Why, if she’s his adopted sister, has she never been brought up before. Martin-Green said that we can definitely expect an explanation for that. In fact, we should expect to deal a lot with Burnham’s family. Teasing season 2, Martin-Green said “that there’s going to be a lot of family dynamic.” Continuing about the final shot in Discovery, she said ”it is the Enterprise in that shot. We all know who is on the Enterprise. You see Sarek and Burnham look at each other, and there you have it. Make of that what you will.”
Martin-Green indicated that season two is going to be more character driven. Stating that season one had to focus so much oxygen on the war that they weren’t able to really dive into some of the characters. She said that season two, which will have an overarching theme of science vs. faith, will be able to spend more time letting the characters breathe.
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“We are so canon-specific and canon-compliant, and the moments where we are not, there is a reason for it.”
If you’ve spent any time in internet comment sections you’ve probably read heated debates about what is, and isn’t canon. Martin-Green spoke to the importance canon plays in Star Trek. She called it the “central nervous system.” Noting, “We are so canon-specific and canon-compliant, and the moments where we are not, there is a reason for it.”
I’m sure Discovery could answer literally any and every question anyone’s had about Star Trek and there’d still be plenty of canon debates raging across the internet.
She also goes into her favorite series, the progressiveness of Star Trek, relating to Burnham, and more. Give the whole interview a read here. Also, check out more Discovery season 2 news here. Feel free to leave any and all canon inconsistencies in the comments below or on Facebook or Twitter.