July 14 2024


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Discovery Episode Speculation And The Future

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Showrunners Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts spoke about Star Trek: Discovery, explaining their strategy when it comes to the storytelling and giving hints of what is to come

Fans have speculated on plenty of things including the motives of Lorca, the status of Stamets, and Tyler. The producers like the speculation and like to keep the fans guessing. “Every couple of episodes, right around the time the audience feels like, ‘Oh, I know what you’re doing,’ we switch it up,’ said Berg. “It became a natural rhythm for the show, and it makes it really fun for us, the writers, everybody, really. Because it’s a way to keep it lively.”

At the end of the first part of the season, Discovery has jumped to an unknown destination. “It felt like a great place to end the first half of the season, too,” said Harberts. “We had a lot of fun tracking the debate that the fans are having about where they think storylines are going and where characters are going. And we thought it’d be a fun way to leave them for the next month and a half to really chew things over and debate and have fun until we come back.”

Harberts also spoke about stand alone and serialized episodes in the show. “What we like about the structure of the show, or what we’ve endeavored to do, is that each episode feel unique unto itself,” he said. “And yet sort of leaned into some aspect of the serialization. So the episodes that we have coming in the back half of the season are really all leading us to this convergence of storylines and this collision of characters, in a way that we think is going to be really exciting and tragic and heroic and all of those great things.”

For those curious about what will come for the rest of the season, Berg revealed that “the war will continue in Chapter 2. It’ll be in there for sure. The Klingon war is this crisis where Burnham was there when it set off and she feels responsible for setting off. That is her arc for Season 1, and that is what will be paying off by the end of the season.”

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