Showrunner Alex Kurtzman used the panel to confirm that the Discovery had indeed made the jump 1,000 years to the future — the 33rd century, to be exact. This jump will place Star Trek: Discovery the furthest into the franchise’s timeline. Moreover, the jump will also explain how and why the U.S.S. Discovery was abandoned in the far future, as depicted in the Star Trek: Short Treks episode Calypso.
Speaking of Short Treks, a new trailer gave us a sneak peak of ones to come, most of which seem to revolve around the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise under command of Captain Pike. Pike himself will feature in one while Number One (Rebecca Romijn) and Ensign Spock (Ethan Peck) will star in another. Another episode involving tribbles looks to star Bob’s Burgers and Archer star H. Jon Benjamin as a medical officer.
Moreover, it’s been confirmed that one Short Trek will act as a prequel of sorts to the upcoming Star Trek: Picard TV series, starring Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard and set 15 years ahead of the new show.
The six new Short Treks are as follows:
- “Ask Not” (series unknown)
- “Q&A” (Chabon-written U.S.S. Enterprise story)
- “The Trouble with Edward” (U.S.S. Enterprise tribble story)
- “The Girl Who Made the Stars” (series unknown)
- “Ephaim and Dot” (series unknown)
- “Children of Mars” (most likely the Picard story)
Star Trek: Treks will air later this year on CBS All Access (and likely will eventually head to Netflix for us Aussies afterwards), while Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 will follow that at an undisclosed date.