Star Trek Discovery season 3: Check out the trailer and everything we learned on Star Trek Day

"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. /

Did you know there was a Star Trek Day? Well, there is, and this year’s rendition dropped a load of information for the upcoming third season of Star Trek Discovery.

Rejoice, Star Trek fans! There have finally been some developments for Star Trek Discovery season three. With Star Trek Day having come and gone, we got a trailer and additional information about the upcoming episodes, revealing what’s coming for the USS Discovery as it ventures into the future after escaping from Control at the end of season two.

For those who are wondering what exactly Control was, let me explain. It was Section 31’s threat assessment system that went rogue because of the artificial intelligence that was used to collect data. It later “died” when it was stopped by Michael Burnham and her adoptive brother Spock with the assistance of the Discovery and USS Enterprise crews.

However, there was a setback. Once the Discovery jumped into the future, it couldn’t return. Michael was going to go on the mission alone, but her crew wanted to go with her. It should be noted also that Spock almost joined his sister in the future but the engines of his small shuttle were damaged, preventing him from doing so.

What We Learned About Star Trek Discovery Season 3

Star Trek Discovery season three was announced some time ago, and its production finished long before the events that are currently plaguing the world now. So, what did we learn about the new season during Star Trek Day?

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Well, we got a brand new trailer for the season, along with a new logo for the series — and it is so pretty!

The trailer reveals a fair bit about what the USS Discovery will be up to when we catch up with them. By the looks of it, Michael will be separated from her friends when they arrive in the future. This will probably where she meets Cleveland “Book” Booker played by Supergirl alumni David Ajala.

We also reunite with many of our favorite characters including Saru, Tilly,  Emperor Georgiou, and Reno, and, yes, Linus. Not to mention, there is still the bickering between Reno and Staments. It’s a bit like Michael and Spock in season two, but with more facial expressions (and it’s funnier).

Watch the new trailer for Star Trek Discovery‘s upcoming season here:

Then there’s information about what happened to the Federation. From what Book tells Michael, it is a shadow of what she and her crew knew back in their time. Actually, speaking of our new hero, it appears Burnham is headed for a new romance, as she and Book look pretty cozy a few shots. We know from season two that Michael and Ash Tyler/Voq were still in love, but she chose to save her family the pain of being hunted by Control.

Moving on to the other characters, we see Staments and Culber are sitting together in a scene, but it’s not clear if they’re back together. The last time we saw them, they were on the verge of getting back together. We also see Saru being everyone’s favorite spaceship dad. On top of that, Tilly is still super close to Staments by the looks of it.

The trailer introduces two new characters as well: Adira, who is non-binary, and Gray, who is transgender. We don’t know a lot about them as of yet.

An earlier article by Variety revealed that Adira and Gray come to share a close bond with Staments and Culber who are Star Trek’s first same-sex couple. What makes Adira and Gray so special is they are played by actors who identify similarly to their characters. The same applies to Staments and Culber’s portrayers, Anthony Rapp and Wilson Cruz, respectively. Cruz is gay while Rapp doesn’t like applying labels. Adira’s portrayer, Blu del Barrio identifies as non-binary while Gray is played by Ian Alexander who is transgender.

Who Will Be Captain of the USS Discovery?

Since Discovery was sent into the future, we’ve been asking ourselves who the new captain could be. Our money is on Michael, but it may be Saru given his experience as acting captain. However, Burnham is the one that is seen giving the inspirational speeches in the trailer.

So far, Lorca turned out to be a fraud and a liar. (We love you, Jason Isaacs!) Meanwhile, Pike was only ever temporary. (We need Strange New Worlds, like right now! Please?) Oh, and Cornwell, despite being much higher up on the Starfleet ladder, took control of Discovery as its acting captain for a short time. Georgiou also served as captain, though I don’t remember this. I might have to go back to the first season to see when this happened.

For all we know, Michael and Suru may share the role as they are both beloved members of the Discovery. They’re also no longer under Starfleet’s orders, so they’re free to do as they want. However, it will be up to them to determine who will be the better option.

Michael’s New Look

We get another glimpse at Michael’s new look in the Star Trek Day trailer. She has cornrows for a large portion of it, and she even gets knee-high leather boots and what looks to be a bodysuit or different types of tops and pants with a trenchcoat-like jacket. It’s really nice to be able to see her outside of her usual Starfleet uniform this season, and the new combination of attire looks great on her.

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