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Star Trek: Discovery Is Over, But Here’s What Season 6 Could’ve Been About – SlashFilm

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While “Discovery” was the most futuristic adventure in the entire canon, the 32nd Century setting technically wasn’t the furthest we’ve ever seen in “Trek.” That honor goes to “Calypso.” Back when season 1 of “Discovery” had first aired and fans were patiently awaiting the second season, Paramount decided to whet the appetites of Trekkies everywhere by releasing a series of short films, winkingly titled “Short Treks,” to fill in various gaps in the series and tell standalone tales further fleshing out the world. One particularly poignant entry starred actor Aldis Hodge (“Black Mirror,” “One Night in Miami,” “Black Adam”) as a “shipwrecked” survivor named Craft who finds himself on a now-derelict USS Discovery a thousand years in the future. Alone with only a sentient artificial intelligence to keep him company, the two grow closer over time and even end up on the precipice of falling in love. The AI is named Zora (voiced by Annabelle Wallis) and she, of course, was eventually incorporated into the action in season 3 of the main series. Talk about calling its own shot.

But, according to Michelle Paradise, the very next season would’ve brought things full circle with the events of “Calypso.” As she explained:

“We always knew that we wanted to somehow tie that back up. We never wanted ‘Calypso’ to be the dangling Chad … The (season 6) story, nascent as it was, was eventually going to be tying that thread up and connecting ‘Discovery’ back with ‘Calypso.'”

The finale hints at this by having an older Burnham tell Zora that they’re taking the Discovery to deep space and leaving her there indefinitely. It’s a bittersweet and ambiguous ending, but one that invested Trekkies can always continue in their own imaginations.

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