Short Treks: CBS All Access Orders Star Trek: Discovery Spin-off

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Discovery's Hall H appearance today at San Diego Comic-Con, series' co-creator and executive producer Alex Kurtzman announced Star Trek: Short Treks, a four-episode spinoff series of shorts that will roll out monthly beginning in December to tie Trekkies over until Discovery's Season 2 premiere in January.

All of this news is a huge treat for Star Trek fans, as it bridges the time between Star Trek: Discovery and Star Trek: The Original Series. Kurtzman feels that now, since the cast and crew have ventured further into space and past the initial pressure of creating the next chapter of Star Trek, the series can really focus on character backgrounds and relationships that had not been addressed before, as it tried to create a trajectory for its spore-powered starship. One will feature Saru's backstory. Anticipation for Season 2 of Star Trek: Discovery is high, especially after some pretty interesting hints that were left. He also confirmed that Season 2 will bring on the most famous Vulcan ever: Spock.

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The inclusion of young Spock in Star Trek: Discovery has been questioned since the conclusion of Season 1 when the Discovery received a distress call from the USS Enterprise.

Wilson Cruz, the actor who plays Dr. Hugh Culber, revealed that he will return to the show, though he was killed off last season. In a recent interview, Mount talked about how cool it is to be a part of a Star Trek project, noting that it's been "crazy". The change could be partly due to a behind-the-scene shakeup on show, since Alex Kurtzman has taken over as showrunner from Aaron Harberts and Gretchen J. Berg on the new season. According to Mount, fans will get to meet "the original Number One", first portrayed by Majel Barrett on the unaired pilot episode of NBC's Star Trek show.

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