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Star Trek: Discovery's Third Season Is 'Past All Established Canon'

Star Trek: Discovery's executive producer and co-showrunner, Michelle Paradise, has discussed the implications of Season 3 being set past established canon, 930 years into the future.

Paradise explained that the approach was similar to "doing a Season 1 show, because we were kind of starting over again." Paradise went on to say that her personal approach to this new narrative territory is to consider it like "fresh snow." However, just because the show is now going beyond all established canon doesn't mean it will be ignoring its history or roots.

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"We've got a landscape in front of us that we can populate as we like... Being beyond canon doesn't mean that we ignore anything… but what going to the future lets us do is take a look at past canon in new ways. So species that may have been friendly toward one another, or not friendly to one another: Can we mix those up in new ways?"

Paradise expressed excitement toward exploring how Discovery's time jump impacts its characters, given they are now separated from everyone they ever knew. She stated, "Since they're going so far into the future, all of these characters are leaving everyone else behind. We get to really challenge them in new ways, and we get to dig deeper into all of these characters that we've come to love over the past couple of seasons."

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. Seasons 1 and 2 are available now, with Season 3 premiering on Oct. 15.

Source: TVLine

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