They’re gonna save the universe again, and they’re going to do it together. Unity is the big takeaway from this teaser for Star Trek: Discovery‘s fourth season, which will arrive on Paramount+ sometime in 2021. There’s a big, terrifying space anomaly! Good thing this crew isn’t short on experience dealing with those.
This time, it’s a “gravitational anomaly” that’s five light-years across. It’s a threat to everyone—not just Federation folks, not just those not protected by the Federation. (Speaking of the Federation, where’s Admiral Vance? A show can always use more Oded Fehr.)
This is such an early tease that there’s not a lot of substance, but there is an all-important glimpse of Grudge, Book’s precious queen; an intriguing shot that suggests there’s something valuable in Book’s mind; Adira proudly saying that “she” (presumably Burnham) has faith in them; and a deep note of concern in Tilly’s voice when she says they may have no warning at all as to when or where the anomaly will strike next.
The official description is very vague:
Season four of Star Trek: Discovery finds Captain Burnham and the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery facing a threat unlike any they’ve ever encountered. With Federation and non-Federation worlds alike feeling the impact, they must confront the unknown and work together to ensure a hopeful future for all.
There’s a little bit of everything in this trailer and a lot of chaos and danger, but mostly it’s a lot of feelings and togetherness and it’s kind of like a big space hug. Which we could probably all use, these days.
As soon as we know when Star Trek: Discovery‘s fourth season is coming to Paramount+, we’ll start shouting about it. If you want to check out the Discovery First Contact Day panel for yourself, it will eventually be uploaded on the Paramount+ YouTube Channel.