Jonathan Frakes Reveals Details On Second Episode Of ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 2

Jonathan Frakes Reveals Details On Second Episode Of ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 2
02 May

Veteran Star Trek actor and director Jonathan Frakes was at El Paso Comic Con in Texas this weekend, and started talking about his upcoming directorial work on the second season of Star Trek: Discovery.

Last year at a convention, Frakes let the fact that Discovery was going to the Mirror Universe slip. Last month at another convention Frakes revealed he was returning “soon” to direct for Discovery season two. And today he’s teasing us again. TrekFM‘s Justin Oser was at El Paso Comic Con and has tweeted some of interesting tidbits that Frakes shared this afternoon.

Jonathan Frakes to direct two episodes in Discovery season 2

Speaking directly to Justin, and later during a panel, Jonathan Frakes revealed he will be directing not just one, but two upcoming episodes. He will be directing the second and the tenth episodes of Discovery’s second season. Frakes previously directed Discovery’s tenth episode (“Despite Yourself”), which kicked off the second chapter of the first season and started the Mirror Universe arc. Prior to Discovery Frakes directed fourteen episodes from three Star Trek series (The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, and Voyager) as well as two Trek films (Star Trek: First Contact and Star Trek: Insurrection).

Season 2, Episode 2 details [SPOILERS]

During the panel, Frakes also revealed some interesting tidbits about the second episode.

According to Frakes, Captain Christopher Pike (Anson Mount) sticks around for at least one more episode after the season premiere, which will pick up from the season one cliffhanger featuring Pike’s USS Enterprise. Episode one of the second season is set to go into production shortly, and will be directed by Discovery co-creator and executive producer Alex Kurtzman.

Anson Mount plays Captain Christopher Pike in Season 2 of Star Trek: Discovery

Frakes also told the crowd at El Paso Comic Con that the second episode in Discovery’s second season will include flashbacks of a young Spock and a young Michael Burnham. We have seen flashbacks of a young Michael Burnham (played by Arista Arnhim) before, in the first two episodes of Discovery (“The Vulcan Hello” and “Battle at the Binary Stars”).

An injured young Burnham is rescued by Sarek

While Discovery’s producers have said they are unlikely to recast Spock, it appears this reluctance is specific to the adult Spock, who serves on board the USS Enterprise under Captain Pike. We have seen a young Spock before, most recently in the 2009 Star Trek film, played by Jacob Kogan.

Young Spock in 2009’s Star Trek

Star Trek: Discovery is available exclusively in the USA on CBS All Access. It airs in Canada on the Space Channel and streams on CraveTV. It is available on Netflix everywhere else.

Keep up with all the Star Trek: Discovery news at TrekMovie.



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