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Star Trek: Discovery - Here's How Far the Series is Jumping Forward

According to the cast and creative team behind Star Trek: Discovery, the series is gearing up to make a bold leap 1000 years into the future during its third season.

At Comic-Con International in San Diego, Sonequa Martin-Green, Alex Kurtzman, Michelle Paradise and Heather Kadin joined series guest star (and panel moderator) Tig Notaro to discuss the show and what its future holds.

Kurtzman promises that Season 3's 1000 year jump into the future is the furthest any Star Trek has ever gone before. Still, he assures fans that every decision and conversation the crew has is "filtered through [Gene] Roddenberry's essential vision of optimism which can never really chance because it's the spirit and the soul." However, he also says "there will be lots and lots of huge changes in Season 3."

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Kurtzman elaborated, "There will be things you recognize, there will be things you don't recognize... we're not erasing anything, but we do get to shake it up quite a bit... The way we preserve optimism is by testing it. I just want to assure you all it's always Star Trek, the way Roddenberry wanted it."

Streaming on CBS All Access, Star Trek: Discovery stars Sonequa Martin-Green as Commander Michael Burnham, Doug Jones as Commander Saru, Anthony Rapp as Lt. Commander Paul Stamets, Mary Wiseman as Ensign Sylvia Tilly, Shazad Latif as Ash Tyler, Wilson Cruz as Dr. Hugh Culber, Anson Mount as Captain Christopher Pike, Mary Chieffo as L'Rell, Tig Notaro as Chief Engineer Reno, Ethan Peck as Spock, Rebecca Romijn as Number One and Michelle Yeoh as Philippa Georgiou. Season 2 is streaming now.