Star Trek: Discovery has officially reported its plans to go where no Star Trek series has gone before by breaking Gene Roddenberry’s “no conflict” mandate and investigating the relational issues between Starfleet individuals. However, now the series is setting its sights on another unfamiliar zone: the deaths of key characters.
The news originates from show-runners Gretchen J. Berg and Aaron Harberts who have stated that the present TV scene has impacted the show. As a result, the fundamental characters will be facing a risk that may be deadly.
Gretchen J. Berg disclosed to Entertainment Weekly;
“Game of Thrones changed television. They almost made it difficult to fall in love with people because you didn’t know if they were going to be taken away from you. That show’s had an influence on all TV dramas that have come after it.”
Nevertheless, it doesn’t appear like Star Trek: Discovery will transform into a slaughter house or host a Red Wedding at any point in the near future. Harberts stated;
“Death isn’t treated gratuitously on this show. It’s not for shock value. But when it happens we want to make sure that people really feel it.”
Characters have died in various cycles of Star Trek earlier on as well. As it is, Tasha Yar (The Next Generation), Dax (Deep Space Nine), Kes (Voyager) and Trip Tucker (Enterprise) all died on their individual shows.
In any case, except for Tucker who died in the series’ last episode, all those deaths happened in view of issues in the background.
Key characters from the first series have kicked the bucket too. The death and revival of Spock were the inspirational components behind a many films based on the first series. Captain Kirk additionally died in the film Star Trek: Generations, which followed the cast of The Next Generation. In any case, it appears that Discovery will be the very first series to make the deaths of its primary characters constantly conceivable and to execute those characters for story reasons through the span of the series.
Star Trek: Discovery debuts Sunday, 24th September on CBS in the United States, before moving to the CBS All Access streaming service for follow-up week by week portions.
Furthermore, in Canada, the series makes a big appearance on CTV and Space at 8:30 pm ET, with its second episode set to air instantly after on Space. Ensuing episodes will air Sundays through 5th November. In addition to this, the series will debut on Netflix internationally.