Captain Pike, Spock to the Rescue in new 'Star Trek: Discovery' Promo

Yes, we know- anytime the powers that be at Star Trek (film and/or tv) change something or introduce a new version of a known character, fans are very….vocal…about their opinions on said change.

Captain Pike, Spock to the Rescue in new 'Star Trek: Discovery' Promo

In the upcoming second season of CBS ALL ACCESS series Star Trek: Discovery, we'll be getting a new Trek tv-verse Spock, as played by Ethan Peck, grandson of Gregory Peck. We've seen glimpses of him in trailers, but, the most recent look at DISCO season 2 has something we've not seen- a smiling nu-nu-Spock.

Showrunner Alex Kurtzman spoke with about his version of young(er) Spock for season 2:

"What gets me so excited about the story that we get to tell with Spock this season is that it's the unwritten chapter of Spock. This is not the Spock that you know from the beginning of TOS, this is pre-TOS. He is not that formed Vulcan yet. His experience with the Red Angel and the signals has fried his logical brain. He cannot make sense of it. And he is emotionally ill-equipped to deal with it. So both logic and emotion are failing him, totally. And he is totally unsure of himself and trying to figure out how to make sense of the mystery and where he fits into the world. And it's through his complicated relationship with his sister that he's able to figure out how to become and actualize himself as the Spock that we know from TOS. And that's really exciting to us because it in no way violates canon, it just builds on what's been set before."

Captain Pike, Spock to the Rescue in new 'Star Trek: Discovery' Promo
We're pretty excited to see what happens.

Star Trek: Discovery is set to return to CBS ALL ACCESS on January 17th 2019.

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Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool. 

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

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