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Fighting for the FutureEssays on Star Trek: Discovery$
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Sabrina Mittermeier and Mareike Spychala

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781789621761

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781789621761.001.0001

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Star Trek and the Fight for the Future

(p.391) Coda
Fighting for the Future

Sabrina Mittermeier

Mareike Spychala


This coda sums up the book and gives an outlook to the show’s possible future. It discussed how, with the second season cliffhanger, Star Trek: Discovery allows for the show to both keep established characters and continue telling stories about the effects of the events seen in the previous two seasons, while also providing it with a ‘fresh start.’ This not only potentially disentangles it from established canon, it also impacts the worldbuilding of the show, while running the risk of reading like a cop out, or even an admission of defeat after two years of criticism heaped on the show from some parts of the fanbase as well as some media critics. However, as Discovery effectively reanimated a whole franchise that is now also one officially, it might also simply open up new ways for transmedia storytelling and crossovers with all the other properties being launched in the new Star Trek franchise group.

Keywords:   Star Trek, Star Trek Discovery, franchise, canon, transmedia

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