Barrett-Roddenberry later re-appeared on the series as nurse Christine Chapel, Lwaxana Troi, and the Enterprise's voice.
We see Sonequa Martin-Green back in action as Michael Burnham, catch peeks at the sleek new uniforms the USS Discovery crew rocks, and get tastes of Anson Mount's Captain Christopher Pike and Tig Notaro's Chief Engineer Denise Reno - both fresh faces in the Star Trek: Discovery world.
It was announced today that Rebecca Romijn will play Number One in the second season of Star Trek: Discovery at Comic-Con International: San Diego. She would later go on to have roles in later Star Trek shows and films as well. The show has gone through a behind-the-scenes change as well, as showrunners Gretchen J. Berg and Aaron Harberts were fired in the midst of production on Season 2.
Rolling out on CBS All Access on a monthly basis, each of the four "Short Treks" episodes will be approximately 10-15 minutes long, and dig deeper into specific characters and themes explored on "Discovery".
Kurtzman also confirmed that the USS Enterprise will also be featured in Season 2. Who will play this iconic leading lady? Additional episodes include a deep dive into Saru's (Doug Jones) backstory as the first Kelpien to join Starfleet, and Tilly's (Mary Wiseman) journey aboard the U.S.S. Discovery. Also, Alex Kurtzman is the showrunner now, and he's not a very good writer or director. Anson Mount was cast earlier this year to play Pike. But for me and based on what I heard about the first season, there's not enough here to be like, "Yes, I must pony up for a CBS All Access subscription to watch this excellent TV show". In addition, the actor says that getting the role was not like landing another acting gig and called it a "rite of passage".