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Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 Clip Brings Red Angel To The 32nd Century


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Michael Burnham, in her Red Angel suit, blasts into the 32nd century in this new clip from Star Trek: Discovery season 3. It's been well over a year since Discovery season 2 came to an end and looked to boldly go where the Star Trek franchise hasn't gone before. Fans might recall that, in order to escape the villainous A.I. Control, Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) and the USS Discovery crew had to venture far into the future. Burnham donned a new version of the Red Angel suit and led her crew into a wormhole, and for months, what happens right after has remained a mystery.

Fans got their first look at Discovery season 3 at San Diego Comic-Con in 2019, while the first trailer rolled out months later at New York Comic-Con. However, progress on the season was slowed by the coronavirus pandemic; despite all episodes having completed filming, post-production work took a bit longer than usual. Bright news came in July, when CBS All Access (which will soon be rebranded as Paramount+) announced Discovery season 3 will premiere on October 15. With another season 3 trailer already under their belts, fans now have their next peek at the Discovery crew's latest adventure.

Timed for one week before the season premiere, CBS All Access revealed the opening scene of Discovery season 3 at its New York Comic-Con panel. While perhaps light on plot specifics, the action-packed sequence introduces fans to new character Cleveland "Book" Booker (David Ajala) and shows what happens to Burnham immediately after passing through the wormhole. Hint: It isn't an easy landing.

As this is the premiere's opening, it's clear Discovery isn't wasting any time in picking up from the season 2 cliffhanger. A common criticism leveled at Discovery by traditional Star Trek fans is that at first, the series would prioritize action over character beats. However, in this instance, the action can certainly be forgiven. It was inevitable that Burnham would have a rocky entrance, and there will be plenty of time for exploration and development once everyone gets their bearings. If anything, this opening sucks viewers right in and leaves them eager to know what's coming next.

One thing this Discovery clip doesn't show, however, is where the rest of the crew is. The previously-released Discovery season 3 trailer confirmed they make it to the 32nd century safe and sound, but they might be separated from Burnham for a while. Much of season 3 looks to focus on the mysterious "Burn" that destroyed the Federation, and Burnham and her team will likely experience quite the culture shock as they acclimate to their new surroundings. There are a lot of questions surrounding Discovery, but fans luckily only have to wait one more week before they start getting their answers.

Star Trek: Discovery season 3 will premiere on October 15.

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