New “Moments of Discovery” video explores Section 31


The latest “Moments of Discovery” video takes a closer look at what went into creating Section 31 for the second season of Star Trek: Discovery.

Ever since it was first introduced in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode “Inquisition” Section 31 has become a very intriguing part of the overall tapestry of Star Trek. The thought of a shadowy organization within the Federation that will go to any means to keep the peace would seem to go against everything Gene Roddenberry was trying to say about the future.

Be that as it may, nonetheless fans have been enthralled by the whole idea of Section 31 ever since. The group made several more appearances on Deep Space Nine as well as playing a role on Star Trek: Enterprise and even becoming part of the Kelvin Timeline films in Star Trek Into Darkness.

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However, the group really came out of the shadows (so to speak) in Star Trek: Discovery. Section 31 was featured in the first season and now are playing a key role in Season 2. And of course, let’s not forget that the organization will soon be starring in a Star Trek series of their very own, featuring Michelle Yeoh.

Since it seems fans can’t get enough of Section 31, last week CBS released their latest “Moments of Discovery” video and it goes into a lot more detail about what went into creating the look of the organization for Discovery. In it Alex Kurtzman along with prop master Mario Moreira and costume designer Gersha Phillips talk extensively about the thought process of designing everything from the ships to the phasers and even the clothes.

Of course, one thing that comes to mind when watching the video is that when we meet Section 31 in Deep Space Nine, which takes place more than 100 years after Discovery, they are much more covert and in the shadows. All the toys, such as the badges and starships, used by the Section 31 in Discovery are gone and instead the group would appear to have gone underground and become much more mysterious.

It will be interesting in the Section 31 series to see if it address those discrepancies and how the organization went from one extreme to the other.

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Word is that Star Trek: Section 31 will arrive on CBS All Access sometime after the third season of Discovery has finished. In the meantime, the group still has a large role to play in Season 2 as the search for the Red Angel continues.