The first season of ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ gave us a massive cliffhanger by introducing us to the USS Enterprise. Now Doug Jones is teasing us what that will mean for his character Saru going forward. Saru was only made a temporary captain of the Discovery, and now that we’ll be seeing the ship come in contact with Star Fleet again, there is going to be a huge change. This was initially hinted to take place on Vulcan where Saru would be handing over command to the new captain, but the distress call from the Enterprise will be making that change happen just a little sooner.
According to Jones, here’s how things will change:
“Well, we’re in a total state of transition. We lost our captain because he was never our captain in the first place; he was a big phony from the mirror universe. There’s me sitting in the captain’s chair as acting captain, temporarily. Then, of course, we got a distress call from another starship that happens to be the Enterprise, hello! There’s a cliffhanger there. So coming into Season Two we pick up right where we left off. How long do I get to keep the captain’s chair? Well of course, as you’ve seen in previews for Season Two, Captain Pike from the Enterprise will join us for a time. What’s good about that is that Saru, I feel, has an awful lot to learn. And I would like to learn that from a nurturing captain, one like Captain Georgiou that we lost early on. That was unfortunate, and he misses her, and he wanted to be a first officer under a captain like that. Unfortunately, he got Lorca instead. So now, with Captain Pike, he has a chance to find a strong leader in him and a nurturer with a gentle hand and a good sense of humor.”
However, it isn’t just Saru’s world that will change but the entire theme and tone of the show as well. We’re going to jump into things with the Federation and Klingon war temporarily at a standstill. This means that the Discovery is going to be putting more of a focus on their mission to “to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before.”
As Jones explains:
“We’re not at battle with the Klingons anymore. We found a way to make peace with them and to coexist now. So I think the Star Trek purist who loves the other series and the old world of boldly going and exploring, we’re going to find more of that in Season 2 which will have a nice and nostalgic feel.”
This theme was one of the critical elements missing from the first season of ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ and as it will be a focus moving forward it may correct many of the problems that the showrunners have promised will be resolved.
Are you looking forward to the second season of ‘Star Trek: Discovery’? Does this shift in the focus of the series sound like it’ll be more of what you want out of a “Star Trek” series or were you enjoying the war and deceptive plots that we’ve been getting so far? What do you think this news will mean for Saru moving forward and could he potentially become the full-time captain of the Discovery? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Season two finds the crew of the USS Discovery joining forces with Capt. Christopher Pike on
a new mission to investigate seven mysterious red signals and the appearance of an unknown
being called the Red Angel. While the crew must work together to unravel their meaning and
origin, Michael Burnham is forced to face her past with the return of her estranged brother, Spock.
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