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CBS All-Access dropped the trailer for the second season ofStar Trek: Discovery at San Diego Comic-Con International Friday afternoon. Note that there are spoilers below.

After the teaser's premiere, it was announced that a new anthology series is in the works that will tie into Star Trek: Discovery. We have our first look at Season 2 of Star Trek: Discovery and there's a familiar face dropping by. The second season consists of 13 episodes and will premiere sometime in 2019, with Trek alum Jonathan Frakes directing the second and 10th episodes while Kurtzman-who directed the Tom Cruise monster thriller The Mummy-directs the season premiere. "Obviously the spore drive is one of those elements, and by the end of Season 2 you will realize why certain things occurred".

Fans of Lorca and Culber had hope rekindled after Kurtzman spoke today. The show takes place a full decade before Star Trek: The Original Series, which means that the Enterprise is still under the command of Captain Christopher Pike. "I'm not here just to say hello", he said.

But what about the Klingons? "You will get those answers next season, guaranteed".

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In addition to Pike, the trailer also introduced us to a Saurian Starfleet officer named Linus as well as Chief Engineer Reno, played by actor and long-time stand-up comic Tig Notaro. Click on thumbnails to see full-sized pictures. Anticipation for Season 2 of Star Trek: Discovery is high, especially after some pretty interesting hints that were left.

"Star Trek: Short Treks" will be released monthly, and each episode will tell a separate, closed-ended story, CBS said in a statement. Each short will be an opportunity for deeper storytelling and exploration of key characters and themes which fit into STAR TREK: DISCOVERY and the expanding "Star Trek" universe. Another installment will focus on a man who finds himself the only human on board a deserted ship.

Doug Jones, who appears in Discovery as Saru, will receive a backstory episode in the mini-series, explaining how he became the first of his race to join Starfleet.


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