Star Trek: Discovery's Sonequa Martin-Green Talks Taking Franchise Beyond Voyager Timeline

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Star Trek: Discovery ended Season 2 in pretty spectacular fashion and finally did something franchise fans assumed would happen eventually. The Discovery and its crew jumped to the future, and in Season 3, will be in a time period that far exceeds Star Trek: Voyager and all the other existing Star Trek series by a long shot.

So what does this mean for Season 3? Sonequa Martin-Green was at San Diego Comic-Con with some answers on how jumping to the future will affect the show, and also gave a bit of insight as to where the Discovery crew will end up following their jump into the future.

Well the beauty of going into the future boldly, pun intended, is that everything is new. So everything that you see will be new...We were able, blessed, to shoot in Iceland for the first episode of Season 3 and you are going to see a world that you've never seen before...we are not in Terralysium. We did not end there like we planned. So now we have to figure out where we are, when we are, and who we are at this point now.

As Star Trek fans may have expected, the grand plan of the Discovery crew to jump to Terralysium did not turn out exactly as planned. So Season 3 of Star Trek: Discovery will pick up with Michael Burnham, the confident Saru, and the rest of the crew trying to figure out where they ended up, and what their next move may be. One would wager the first mystery will be to figure out why they didn't end up in Terralysium!

Beyond that, Sonequa Martin-Green mentioned it's quite a thing for Star Trek: Discovery to "boldly" go into a time period yet to be covered by Trek lore. While she confirmed that the events of the past (even presumably those that happen in the upcoming Star Trek: Picard) will be just that, she added that the path the Discovery crew is forging will exist as new canon.

It's very innervating, to say the least, to be able to build canon moment-to-moment.

Sonequa Martin-Green added in her interview with LA Times that in Season 1 and 2 of Star Trek: Discovery, the rules were different. The CBS All Access series was tasked with forging new ground while staying within the limits of existing canon and honoring it. Season 3 is different in that the balance is the characters are familiar with the time they are from, but have been launched into a future where things happened the audience is aware of but not necessarily the Discovery crew.

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How will Star Trek: Discovery tackle its new freedom of expanding the Star Trek lore? Audiences will get to see in Season 3, and can see some of the smaller ways canon has been impacted by binging Season 1 and 2 on CBS All Access. Be sure to stick with CinemaBlend for more on the Star Trek universe, and for news on what's happening in the world of television and movies.

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