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Big Laser-Faced Space Bugs Make Life Difficult in a New Clip from Star Trek: Discovery’s Final Season

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Big Laser-Faced Space Bugs Make Life Difficult in a New Clip from Star Trek: Discovery’s Final Season

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Published on December 4, 2023

Honestly, it seems like these bugs (aliens?) are cheating. They can cloak and they have… face lasers? Probably not technically lasers, but listen, if you were Michael (Sonequa Martin-Green) and Book (David Ajala) in the situation shown in this clip, you probably wouldn’t be all that worried about calling these creatures by their proper name.

Star Trek: Discovery is really just teasing us with this one—not a trailer, but a super brief and tense moment from its final season.

This is the second clip we’ve seen from the upcoming season, and like the last one, it gives away very little about the overarching plot—except that obviously there’s something important about that symbol Michael wants to get to. Here’s the season synopsis:

The fifth and final season will find Captain Burnham and the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery uncovering a mystery that will send them on an epic adventure across the galaxy to find an ancient power whose very existence has been deliberately hidden for centuries. But there are others on the hunt as well … dangerous foes who are desperate to claim the prize for themselves and will stop at nothing to get it.

The last clip introduced three new characters: Rayner (Callum Keith Rennie), L’ak (Elias Toufexis), and Moll (Eve Harlow). Along with Michael and Book, the returning cast includes Doug Jones as Saru, Anthony Rapp as Paul Stamets, Wilson Cruz as Dr. Hugh Culber, Blu del Barrio as Adira, and—hurrah!—Mary Wiseman as Sylvia Tilly. Tilly went off to the Academy to teach cadets in the middle of last season, and presumably that leads into the upcoming Starfleet Academy series. Maybe. Probably? But I’m so glad she’ll be back on Discovery for this last adventure.

Alex Kurtzman and Michelle Paradise are co-showrunners on Star Trek: Discovery, which begins its final voyage on Paramount Plus in April 2024.

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Molly Templeton has been a bookseller, an alt-weekly editor, and assistant managing editor of Tor.com, among other things. She now lives and writes in Oregon, and spends as much time as possible in the woods. You can also find her on Twitter @mollytempleton
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