Star Trek Day was a jampacked event with lots of appearances from cast members from across the franchise along with teaser videos and surprise announcements.
We haven’t seen this much Star Trek since 1994 when Star Trek: The Next Generation ended. Prior to that, we had three Star Trek series running at the same time. The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine and Voyager. Now it’s even more of a great time to be alive as we have five different Star Trek shows to look forward to with a possible sixth if the Section 31 spin-off gets off the ground.
Here’s a roundup of the biggest reveals from the day.
Star Trek: Discovery – coming on 18 November
The Star Trek: Discovery panel consisted of Executive Producer Michelle Paradise and actors Wilson Cruz, Blu del Barrio and Ian Alexander. Although we didn’t get a new trailer, we did learn that Discovery will return to our screens on 18 November in the US and 19 November on Netflix for the rest of the world.
Wilson, Blu and Ian talked about their relationship on and off the screen and for Doug Jones fans, rest assured Michelle Paradise revealed that he will be back for season 4.
In season 4 Captain Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) and the crew of the USS Discovery are facing a threat unlike any they’ve ever encountered. With Federation and non-Federation worlds alike feeling the impact, they must confront the unknown and work together to ensure a hopeful future for all. If you missed the previously released season 4 trailer, watch it below:
Star Trek: Prodigy – coming on 28 October 2021
A new trailer was shown during the Star Trek: Prodigy panel. Watch as we meet the crew of young aliens trying to navigate a starship.
— Star Trek on Paramount+ (@StarTrekOnPPlus) September 9, 2021
Star Trek: Prodigy is set to release on 28 October on Nickelodeon and follows Hologram Captain Janeway (Kate Mulgrew) as she joins a motley crew of young aliens who must figure out how to work together while navigating a greater galaxy, in search of a better future. These six young outcasts know nothing about the ship they have commandeered —a first in the history of the Star Trek franchise —but over the course of their adventures together, they will each be introduced to Starfleet and the ideals it represents.
Although the series is aimed at a much younger viewer, my personal Prime Directive insists that I tune in for this new Trek adventure when it airs.
Star Trek: Picard – coming in February 2022
It was revealed that Star Trek: Picard has been renewed for a third season and Season 2 will debut in February 2022.
In the trailer we see that time travel will play a big part in the 10-episode season as we see Picard (Sir Patrick Stewart) and the crew forced to travel back in time after Q (John de Lancie) changes the timeline, plunging earth into an unrecognisable totalitarian future. From the trailer, it seems the Borg Queen (played by Annie Wersching) is an unwilling participant in getting time back on track.
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is a prequel to the original Kirk centred series. It picks up after the events of Star Trek: Discovery season 2 and will follow the missions of Captain Christopher Pike, Lt Spock and Number One on board the USS Enterprise.
The Strange New Worlds panel made up of stars, Anson Mount, Ethan Peck, Rebecca Romijn and Co-Executive Producers Akiva Goldsman and Henry Alonso Myers was a fun watch. Apart from the legacy characters reveal and an awesome trailer, Akiva Goldsman prevents Ethan Peck from spoiling what is in store for Mr Spock in terms of exploring his emotions. In the trailer, Rebecca Romijn reveals that there is much more to Number One than we know.
We didn’t get any more specifics on the plot but we know that production has wrapped and the series is due to be released in 2022, possibly in spring after Discovery season 4 and Picard season 2 have aired. Check out the trailer and character roster.
Star Trek: Lower Decks mid-season trailer
Currently in the middle of its second season, Star Trek: Lower Decks is an animated Star Trek comedy that tells the story of the support crew serving on the USS Cerritos. We didn’t get any big reveals during the Star Trek Day panel but we did get a mid-season trailer. You can watch it at Startrek.com.
If you missed the Star Trek Day live stream the panels will be available to watch individually on the Paramount Plus YouTube channel.