The crew of the U.S.S. Discovery has left the galaxy it knew and arrived some 930 years in the future. And as seen in this preview for the third season of Star Trek: Discovery, the Milky Way is a very different place. The Federation is in shambles after a cataclysm known as “The Burn.” Micheal Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) is stranded far from the ship — at least initially — but meets Booker (David Ajala), a native of the 30th Century with dim memories of what the Federation once was.
Meanwhile, it appears Saru (Doug Jones) will finally sit in the captain’s seat full time. And it appears he will promote the feeling among the crew that their dysfunction is how they succeed. Truly, a Starfleet mentality for the 30th and 21st centuries.
To be honest, we’re happy to see Discovery make this change. Freed from 23rd Century continuity and history, the show can finally grow into what it needs to be: one about discovery in both the internal and external sense.
Star Trek: Discovery returns October 15th on CBS All Access.