According to Star Trek: Discovery showrunner Alex Kurtzman, the Season 2 season finale is going to answer a lot of questions for fans.
Ever since Star Trek: Discovery first arrived on CBS All Access, fans have had a laundry list of questions concerning the show’s place in the larger Star Trek mythos. Questions that have even prevented some more diehard fans from even watching the show during its first season.
Yeah, we don’t understand that mindset either.
Anyway, as Season 2 of Discovery got under way, showrunner and King of Star Trek Alex Kurtzman made a point of stressing that Discovery‘s place in the Star Trek Universe will be addressed. That the show will synchronize with the established canon and fans will know what’s what.
True to his word, this season Discovery has firmly established itself as a part of Star Trek. From the arrival of Captain Pike and Spock to the series’ return to Talos IV, Discovery has embraced its place in Trek and the result has been a season that has been an improvement over Season 1 in almost every way.
However, it seems that what fans have seen up until now was just the tip if the proverbial iceberg.
During PaleyFest 2019, Kurtzman was asked by SyFy.com about the fact that for some fans, elements of Discovery still don’t make a lot of sense and that there are still a number of unanswered questions. They asked him if the fans will be happy once the second season is finished. He replied:
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"“I damn well think so, yes.“We are entirely aware of everyone’s questions and criticisms; I’ve read everything, and I see where everyone’s like, ‘Well, the spore drive never existed!’ and ‘What, Discovery was never around!’ and all of those things, we’re totally aware. You will get an answer.”"
Curiouser and curiouser.
Kurtzman was also asked about the impending departure of Pike and Spock from the series as they return to the Enterprise. He said that while fans think they know the story, Discovery will give them reason to look at it differently.
"“We will sync up with canon, and obviously if you know the story of Captain Pike, you know what his fate was. It won’t be exactly what you think this season, but we will be consistent with that story. There will be a dimension shed on that story that you will not have known or have thought of.”"
During the PaleyFest Discovery panel most of the cast said they were incredibly impressed with the way the season ends and how it sets up Season 3. It sounds like it will close the door on phase one of Star Trek: Discovery and send the series into new and uncharted waters.
If Season 3 is even half as good as Season 2 has been, sign me up. With just four episodes left, there really is no excuse not to watch.