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Though it won't be how you expect
It looks like Spock may be headed to Star Trek: Discoveryafter all. A younger version of the pointy-eared science officer will reportedly appear in the second episode of the second season, according to the episode's alleged director, Jonathan Frakes. The Star Trek: The Next Generationstar, who directed an episode last season, teased the Vulcan's arrival while appearing at El Paso Comic Con in Texas over the weekend.
"Frakes says he will be directing episodes 2 and 10 of season 2 of #StarTrekDiscovery - episode 2 will have Anson Mount as Pike and a young Spock that we'll see in flashbacks #StarTrek #ElPasoComicCon," Justin Oser, host of the Next Generation-centric podcast Earl Grey on Trek FM, recounted on Twitter.
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Oser added that a young Burnham will also reportedly appear in flashbacks during the major episode, though neither of these details have been confirmed. Executive producer Alex Kurtzman previously told TV Guide that Discovery would finally explain why Spock has never mentioned his adoptive sister Burnham in Star Trek canon next season, and if they do end up appearing in the same episode, we may get that answer sooner than expected.
Season 2 will definitely see Anson Mount head to the series as Christopher Pike, captain of the USS Enterprise before Kirk takes the chair. The show hinted at his arrival in the season finale when the USS Discovery received a distress call from Pike aboard the famed ship.
Reps for the show have declined our request for comment.
Season 1 of Star Trek: Discoveryis currently available to stream exclusively on CBS All Access.
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