CBS All Access and Netflix’s “Star Trek: Discovery” has just wrapped up its fifteen-episode first season with the final minutes of the season finale including a notable appearance.
The season wraps up its arc and the Klingon war storyline with the crew headed for Vulcan when they receive an emergency distress call from a nearby Federation starship – the USS Enterprise under the command of Captain Christopher Pike. The final shot of the season sees the two ships coming together on screen.
Speaking with Variety in the wake of the finale, series executive producer and co-creator Alex Kurtzman says the iconic starship will play a part in the next season but will not becomes its central focus.
“The show is called ‘Discovery.’ It’s not ‘Enterprise’. So yes, the Enterprise will play a part of Season Two but it will absolutely not overshadow Discovery. And I think with Enterprise’s arrival in the finale we recognize that the audience has a lot of questions about our synchronicity with the original series, which really means or synchronicity with canon. So the promise of the Enterprise holds the answers to a lot of those questions, including Spock’s relationship with his half-sister who he’s never mentioned. Which does not necessarily mean you’re going to see Spock, just that we owe an answer to that question.”
A second season of the series was ordered back in October with present plans to have the new episodes released in early 2019.