Fans have been abuzz since Star Trek: Discovery announced the introduction of Spock in its upcoming second season. It’s been nearly three decades since the beloved character appeared on television, and back then it was still Leonard Nimoy, in the role he originated. But now CBS All Access has released a new trailer, offering a first look at actor Ethan Peck as the Enterprise‘s young science officer.
In the footage, Spock and his adoptive sister Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) share a vision of an entity, dubbed the “red angel,” tearing across the universe with questionable intentions. The young Vulcan joins the Discovery and Enterprise in search of this mysterious being.
A fully bearded Spock is wheeled in and shocked back to consciousness for his introduction to Discovery, set a decade before the events of the classic television series. “As a child, I had the same vision again and again,” he says. “Now I understand its meaning, and where it must lead.”
In its first season, Discovery introduced series protagonist Burnham as an orphaned human raised on Vulcan by Spock’s parents, Sarek and Amanda Grayson, played by James Frain and Mia Kirshner. In a surprise twist, the U.S.S. Enterprise, then under the command of Christopher Pike, appeared in the season finale, teeing up an appearance by Spock.
The cast and crew of Discovery appeared Friday at New York Comic Con to promote Season 2. Inhumans star Anson Mount elucidated on the traits that set Christopher Pike apart as a starship captain, while Peck discussed how he landed the iconic role of Spock.
Returning Thursday, Jan. 17, on CBS All Access, Star Trek: Discovery stars Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp, Shazad Latif, Mary Wiseman, Wilson Cruz, Mary Chieffo, Anson Mount, Ethan Peck and Michelle Yeoh.
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