There are various staples of “Star Trek” that come up every few episodes – metaphors for modern day social issues, time travel, spatial anomalies, etc.
One of the more fun ones though is the ‘Mirror Universe’ trope, an alternate version of reality where everyone has a nasty, cruel and murderous doppleganger.
The Original Series, Deep Space Nine and Enterprise all made use of the concept, and now Jonathan Frakes has revealed that “Star Trek: Discovery” will also be doing it.
Frakes, who played Riker on “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and has helmed many episodes of Trek across numerous series along with two of the films, spoke at Creation Entertainment’s Continuing Voyage Tour in Chicago recently and tweets from that panel by 5YearMission include the quote: “Frakes just revealed that @startrekcbs will be doing a Mirror Universe episode.”
The premiere of “Star Trek: Discovery” takes place this coming Sunday on CBS with the second episode immediately available on CBS All Access. The first eight episodes will run from September 24th through November 5th with the series returning in January.
Source: Trek News