Star Trek: Discovery needs a big, truly great villain to send off the series right.
Star Trek: Discovery has one more shot to re-write its legacy as one of the more maligned series in franchise history. The show has struggled to find a consistent fanbase for its product, which, coupled with rising costs for the show, prompted it to cancel Discovery after its fifth and final season. And unlike Star Trek: Prodigy, there will be no Netflix to come and save it.
That said, it may just end up going out with a truly big bang, thanks to the addition of two new villains, La’ak and Moll. The two characters are essentially Star Trek’s Bonnie and Clyde according to an official description of the two, obtained by Trekmovie.com.
Here’s how the two characters are described;
"L’ak is a former courier turned outlaw, who is tough, impulsive and fiercely protective of his beloved partner, Moll. So long as he knows she’s safe, he doesn’t care about collateral damage or its consequences – a perspective that makes him very dangerous at times and will put him on the opposite side of Captain Burnham and the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery when they come into conflict."
"Moll is a former courier turned outlaw, who is highly intelligent and dangerous, with an impressive strategic mind and a sharp wit. She goes into every situation with a clear plan and stays focused and clear-headed on her goal, even when things go awry. She’s not intimidated by Captain Burnham or the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery, and will face down anyone who stands in her way in order to get what she wants."
Star Trek: Discovery will ultimately end up meeting Natural Born Killers
Whether it’s Bonnie and Clyde, Mickey and Mallory Knox from Natural Born Killers, Clarence Worley or Alabama Whitman from True Romance, or more recently, Buddy and Darling from Baby Driver; the idea of the violent, obsessed couple in love is a trope that many people seem to adore. And for Trek to bring that in was a heck of an idea.
It probably won’t be as over the top as others in the past, but it should at least give Trek fans something new to enjoy with their villains.