SyFy Wire were at the recent Paleyfest festival and brought back a glut of news regarding the second season of Star Trek Discovery. With quotes from almost all of the main cast, producers Heather Kadin and Alex Kurtzman spoke about the much-mooted canon synch up at the end of the second season, which will be here before we know it, ansd the fate of the awesome Captain Pike.
“We will synch up with canon, and obviously if you know the story of Captain Pike, you know what his fate was. It won’t be exactly what you think this season, but we will be consistent with that story. There will be a dimension shed on that story that you will not have known or have thought of,” said Kurtzman.
“If anything it’s not going to feel like a sendoff, because I think that’s what everyone thinks is going to happen. I think it will just become incredibly clear why he’s not continuing on, cause he has to go do TOS, so we have to make sense of that,” said executive producer Heather Kadin.
“Pike has been an iconic character for the longtime fans of the show for so long, and I feel like people have sort of imagined what kind of captain he would be like, because you got such a small glimpse of it. I feel like he’s, for so may people, satisfied their hopes for what kind of captain he would be,” said Rapp. “For me he’s a really nice blend of Kirk and Picard. He has Picard’s sense of letting people be themselves, but he’s a little bit more laid back, and not a cowboy like Kirk, but he’s a little bit more willing to break some rules sometimes. I just think Anson brings incredible presence with that.”
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