Spock confirmed for Star Trek: Discovery season 2

Laurence Mozafari
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From Digital Spy

Star Trek: Discovery is set to boldly go somewhere the show has most definitely gone before, as it's set to incorporate fan-favourite Spock.

However, don't expect the prequel to weave in Zachary Quinto's version of the character as JJ Abrams movie-verse is entirely separate from the TV show.

Meanwhile, the original Spock Leonard Nimoy sadly passed away back in 2015.

Director Jonathan Frakes – who you'll also know as Commander Riker from the classic Next Generation series – explained how exactly the cameo will play out.

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Speaking at El Paso Comic Con, Frakes explained that despite Spock being a young science officer around the time Discovery is set, the show is set to go back further into his childhood via the medium of flashbacks.



During the scenes, Spock will appear alongside his adopted sister Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green), who fronts the CBS All Access show, which airs on Netflix in the UK.

Discovery first referenced their relationship in season one, as Michael tries to decide whether to attend Starfleet academy, but Spock was notably absent.


The show does come close to meeting him, as Michael faces the Enterprise at the close of the season, but at this point it's pre-Kirk and being led by Captain Pike.

Pike is set to be played by Anson Mount who played King Black Bolt during Marvel's flopped TV show Inhumans.

Meanwhile, Tig Notaro has been cast as Chief Engineer Denise Reno of the USS Hiawatha and the show is set to bring back the shady organisation known as Section 31, which we've fully explained right here.

Star Trek: Discovery season 2's airdate has yet to be confirmed, but it's expected to land in late 2018.

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