'Star Trek Discovery' season 2 to reconcile new elements with original series

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“Star Trek Discovery” is set 10 years prior to the events of the original series. The producers aim to reconcile the new show with the 1960s series in season 2. However, cast member Jason Isaacs is not keen on seeing any of the actors from the original series making a cameo in the new show.

Michael Burnham’s (Sonequa Martin-Green) storyline, the new alien species and the technology that the writers came up with make for a gripping tale, but they are still telling the same story in which characters like Spock and Captain James T. Kirk are present. According to a report by Digital Spy, the producers are planning to reconcile the new show with that of the original series in season 2.

One of the things they need to reconcile with the original is the presence of Spock’s (Leonard Nimoy) sister, who never got mentioned before. Executive producer Aaron Harbert explained this situation by saying that just because the character wasn’t mentioned in the original series doesn’t mean she didn’t exist.

The other aspect is the spore drive, which was not in the original series. Harbert said the process of how they will reconcile the two series is going to be a big part of the discussion in the future.

The plans are sure to raise the question: will there be any cameos of veteran actors in the new series? William Shatner (Captain Kirk) is one big name and a possible candidate, but not everyone is convinced this is a good idea.

According to a report by Cinema Blend, Isaacs is of the opinion that the presence of original cast members on the new show will make it difficult for the audience to suspend disbelief and fully immerse themselves in the story. No matter how the producers decide to proceed, there seem to be some interesting things to look forward to in season 2. “Star Trek Discovery” is currently in a mid-season break, and it will return on Jan. 7 with episode 10.