Discovery has come under plenty of fire for changing up the style of Star Trek and so perhaps the naysayers will be enthused by the news from Jonathan Frakes that the third season of Disco - set 900 years further out into the future - will follow the optimistic tones of Gene Riddenberry's original vision for Star Trek.
Speaking at Fan Expo Canada, Frakes explained how the third season will be changing.
“I can tell you this much about season three of Discovery: It is in fact much more optimistic. “They’ve gotten themselves out of the Mirror Universe... After Gene died, some of the writers decided that Deep Space Nine should maybe take a different tone, which, I think, it did to certain degrees of success. The optimism that Gene infused in all of his shows and in all of us may not be as obvious as it once was, but it’s certainly the driving force of his vision and the franchise and [Alex] Kurtzman and all the people who run our shows are very conscious that that canon is important to all of you and all of us. JJ [Abram]’s movies, I thought, were very uplifting and wonderfully told stories. There needs to be conflict to make drama. So I’m here to share that Discovery certainly is taking a more optimistic, traditional Star Trek approach in next season.”
Whatever the change, we're very much looking forward to that third season when it arrives.