Star Trek Discovery finally sets a S3 air date for the fall, plus the lowdown on all Trek series

"Perpetual Infinity" -- Ep#211 -- Pictured: Sonequa Martin-Green as Burnham of the CBS All Access series STAR TREK: DISCOVERY. Photo Cr: Steve Wilkie/CBS ©2018 CBS Interactive, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
"Perpetual Infinity" -- Ep#211 -- Pictured: Sonequa Martin-Green as Burnham of the CBS All Access series STAR TREK: DISCOVERY. Photo Cr: Steve Wilkie/CBS ©2018 CBS Interactive, Inc. All Rights Reserved. /

Star Trek fans have waited over a year for the next season of Star Trek: Discovery, but that’s not all. We’re about to be saturated with Trek series.

Surprisingly, the Star Trek Discovery Comic-Con@Home panel did not announce the season three premiere date. The cast of the series that revolves around Michael Burnham performed a table reading of the first part of the season two premiere.

But the suspense is finally over. CBS All Access announced that the eagerly anticipated third season of Discovery will commence on Thursday, October 15. The 13 episodes will stream weekly on Thursdays on CBS All Access.

In the brief teaser, we see Michael Burnham plant the Federation flag on an uninhabited planet, picking up after Commander Burnham had traveled through a wormhole. The rest of the cast includes Doug Jones (Commander Saru), Mary Wiseman (Ensign Silvia Tilly), Wilson Cruz (Dr. Hugh Culber), David Ajala (Cleveland Booker), Anthony Rapp (Lt. Commander Paul Stamets), and Michelle Yeoh (Philippa Georgiou).

If the Picard and Discovery panels during Comic-Con@Home were disappointing with the lack of sneak peaks and upcoming season news, the CBS crews have gone into overdrive since with the unveiling of content coming our way. As Michelle Yeoh keeps proving, Philippa Georgiou is just unkillable. And we’ll get to explore her story even further, in a series that will center around the Section 31 special ops division.

"“Power. She doesn’t even seek it. Georgiou just has it,” was Michelle Yeoh’s response when asked if Georgiou will be even “more pissed off” heading into ST Discovery S3. There is so much love for her character and the actress, I’m certainly not the only one excited about a series centering around her."

Star Trek day during Comic-Con@Home gifted us with news about Star Trek: Lower Decks, with an hilarious sneak peak that has a very-Rick and Morty feel, and made me laugh way more than I was expecting.

We can also look forward to Jack Quaid adding another terrific role to his resume, in addition to his excellent work on The Boys (and having seen the screeners for The Boys S2 already, I can assure you, he’s even more engaging the second go-around). Lower Decks comes out next week, August 6!

CBS also announced a new animated series in the works for Nickelodeon, Star Trek: Prodigy at the outset of the Star Trek panels at Comic-Con@Home.

So if you’re like me, introducing your kids to Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Original Series, etc., they will now get their own generational show!

CBS already announced the series, Strange New Worlds, due to the popularity of the U.S.S. Enterprise crew lead by Captain Pike (Anson Mount), and flanked by the very charismatic Number One (Rebecca Romijn) and young Spock (Ethan Peck). No date has been set, but Star Trek executive producer Alex Kurtzman discussed developments during Comic-Con@Home:

"“There are 10 stories broken, which is very exciting. They are just sort of at the beginning. But it was one of those shows that I think everybody came in with such enthusiasm and so much love.”"

Strange New Worlds will follow in The Original Series vein, a traditional format that will feature a more episodic, optimistic tone. Similar to Picard, SNW will comprise 10 chapters.

Perhaps the most disappointing panel that took place during Star Trek’s Comic-Con@Home format was Picard. Not that it wasn’t fun watching the cast and crew make fun of Sir Patrick Stewart’s nicknames (either ‘SPS’ or his preference, ‘P-Stew’), there were no clips or details about Star Trek: Picard unveiled. T

he coronavirus pandemic halted any plans to begin production for S2 in June of this year, but will likely begin filming by this fall, with perhaps a postponed release date in 2021.

With all this content, Star Trek fans will be gifted with 23 consecutive weeks of new Trek entertainment, beginning next week. It’s almost like that clip of Oprah throwing gifts into the audience, ‘you get a Star Trek, you get a Star Trek, and you get a Star Trek.’ But hey, I am not complaining. Each series has its own distinct tone, and for this Trekkie, it’s all good.

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