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  • Marielle Bokor

Star Trek: Discovery’s Final Season Set to Air April 4th

Some attribute the Star Trek renaissance of recent times to the arrival of Michael Burnham, Saru, Georgiou et al on the USS Discovery. To be sure it was full of lens flare, new Klingons and a lot of heart. Since that time, we’ve seen the arrival of even more great Trek, with Picard continuing the TNG journey (and bringing back Voyager’s Seven of Nine in a major badass way), we’ve met the amazing crew of the USS Cerritos with Lower Decks, and we’ve indulged in a mid-mod TOS fantasy with Strange New Worlds just admiring Anson Mount’s hair and enjoying the OG feel of it all. 

My experience with Star Trek Discovery has been a mixed one. Much like Voyager, I loved the crew, with some major favorites being Tilly, Stamets, and Booker, but I felt like some seasons were a lot stronger than others, and the writing could be uneven at times. Still, I have a lot of love for the series, and hate to see it as maligned as it often is by the larger Trek community. 

When we left off in season 4, we’d narrowly avoided another “the weapon” situation - the DMA, which was, you guessed it, about to obliterate Earth (and Ni’Var). Quite a few main characters, including a few of my favorites, faced some real peril while negotiating with a species that only used hydrocarbons to communicate (or mostly used them…) and in the end, the species vowed to make amends for all the other civilizations they erased from existence. 

It’s not super clear what the fifth season will bring, other than the end to Discovery, but we did get a chance to peek at the brand new poster for the final series, and we’ve got a release date coming on April 4th to set our DVRs for. Lorca, Georgiou, Burnham, Saru, Tilly, Stamets, Culber and that crew have been through a lot, and I’m hoping that like we saw with Picard Season 3, it’s wrapped up in a way that pays homage to the show that kicked off the new era of Trek.



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