Star Trek Discovery returns tonight with the second episode of the second season, New Eden and it looks poised to blow the lid off the story we saw start to unfold last week during the season premiere.
Commander William T. Riker (Jonathan Frakes) himself returns to the directors chair for the second time in the series and eighteenth time in the franchise, his earlier entry having been the season one mid-season premiere, Despite Yourself.
We know can expect a great episode with Jonathan Frakes at the helm, but let’s take a look at what we can expect from the rest of the crew, starting with the trailer for the episode below:
Just incase you missed it, don’t forget to check out our spoiler free review of the previous episode, Brother, it was a fantastic episode, really well received by both fans and critics and appears to have really set the tone for the season.
It looks like we may finally get our first look at the new Spock (Ethan Peck) as well as the return of Mirror Georgiou (Michelle Yeoh) during this episode as the pair join the crew on their search for answers to their questions about the mysterious signals, and new questions regarding the vision of the red angel.
Star Trek Discovery New Eden Landing Party
Warning: The rest of this post may contain minor spoilers for the previous episode, the season two premiere, Brother.
We saw last week that there will be somewhat of a sharing of power on the bridge between Captain Pike and Saru (Doug Jones) as it seems the directive which allowed Captain Pike to assume command of the USS Discovery is limited to the mission he has taken it for, as a result we see each of them in command at various times during the trailer.
Star Trek Discovery New Eden Captain Pike
We look for things to make us go…
Following Discovery’s failure to gain any real new information on the mysterious Red Signals they seem poised to change that with the second episode. It would seem that they will be somehow breaking out the D.A.SH. Drive for at least one more jump as we see Captain Pike (Anson Mount) reacting to his “first jump” in the trailer, although early indications are the drive won’t be heavily featured in the season.
We don’t yet know how they will get the drive operational, as it appeared to be dangerous for Lieutenant Commander Stamets (Anthony Rapp) to continue using the drive following his issues in season one. Speculation is that the giant rock captured by Ensign Tilly (Mary Wiseman) at the end of last weeks episode as it had been making the mycelial spores go ‘haywire’.
Star Trek Discovery New Eden Landing Party 2
How to watch New Eden:
In the United States on CBS All-Access January 24 at 8:30pm ET.
In Canada on Space January 24 at 8:00pm ET.
And Internationally on Netflix January 25.
You will find ongoing coverage of Star Trek Discovery season 2 on Redshirts Always Die throughout the entire season.