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Legion 416 Apr 2018 5:10 a.m. PST

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'Star Trek: Discovery' Season 2: Spock Confirmed, But Not the Way You Think

This is big.
The beloved half-human/half-Vulcan Mr. Spock will appear in the second season of Star Trek: Discovery, but perhaps not exactly how fans might expect. Famed Star Trek: The Next Generation actor and director Jonathan Frakes revealed this weekend that Spock will be "seen in flashbacks," in the second season of Discovery.
On Saturday, speaking at the El Paso Comic Con, in El Paso, Texas, Frakes told Trek expert and fan Justin Oser that he'll be back to direct two episodes of Discovery in season 2. Earlier this year, Frakes directed the epic mid-season premiere which brought Star Trek: Discovery into the Mirror Universe. And now, he's confirmed that in addition to Captain Pike, Spock will indeed show up in this new season, but that it will likely be in flashbacks with a young Michael Burnham. So this means, we could potentially see what it was like when Spock and Burnham grew up together, a fact which was mentioned several times in the first season of Discovery.

Cacique Caribe16 Apr 2018 10:08 a.m. PST

Star Wars just uses CGI to resurrect dead actors, though whether the actor would have really liked that or not doesn't seem to matter these days.

Dan

Zephyr116 Apr 2018 1:47 p.m. PST

IIRC from TOS, Spock served under Pike before Kirk, so it should be expected he'd be with Pike. (But I don't watch STD, so I don't really care what they mangle in ST canon… ;-)

Legion 416 Apr 2018 1:52 p.m. PST

Have not seen an episode. I'll wait until it comes to "Regular" TV … But for some reason they think airing it as they do is working for them ? It does not work for me … so …

I think the move to "bring back" Spock into this new iteration of ST. Is maybe to try to bring in more of the "old time" ST fans ? But that is just a guess.

PaddySinclair16 Apr 2018 4:41 p.m. PST

Mind you they've only confirmed a young Spock in flashbacks so far (so his "youth" on Vulcan with the family…) – I suspect they are sitting on announcing an adult Spock casting until they can't get away with hiding it any more.

A Spock presence was always somewhat inevitable at some point in the series.

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