Micheal Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) and the rest of the U.S.S. Discovery are back, boldly going, with season three hitting blu-ray and DVD today. And with the third season, the series may truly have found their groove, no longer stuck in future history, mired in established continuity, the series leaps centuries into the future, following the climactic ending of the season two finale.
And they have finally found their home. No longer constrained by events that fans know have to take place, the series is forging all new territory, going further than any Trek series has ever gone before. Over the course of thirteen episodes, the crew of the Discovery discover a crumbling Federation, a galaxy wide disaster referred to as The Burn, and find new allies and enemies, as they work to restore Starfleet, and the hope and guidance it provided countless worlds.
Featuring top-drawer special effects, and characters that fans have grown to love over the ship’s voyages, this is Trek. Joining the familiar cast of Michelle Yeoh, Doug Jones, Wilson Cruz, Anthony Rapp, Emily Coutts, Oyin Oladejo and Mary Wiseman is David Ajala, Blu del Barrio, Ian Alexander, and Oded Fehr. Not to mention a certain famous Canadian director, and a pretty cool refit…
With an engaging season long story, and fascinating characters Discovery Season Three is arguably the best season to date, from gorgeous location shoots in Iceland, to the fantastic sets that have become a staple of the series (alongside some fantastic prop work – I’m just saying, if they want to send me to the set, and send me home with some freebies, I won’t say no) Discovery has earned its place in Trek lore, and while it has taken some fans longer than others to come around (and there are still some holdouts), those of us who know, know this is the Trek of the 21st century – still telling important and human stories, something that dates back to The Original Series, touting that wonderful concept of the IDIC, Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations.
And I love all the diversity I see in this iteration of Trek. This is what the series was always about, moving forward together as a species towards something better.
So not only do I get wrapped up in the narrative of the season, and the series, I love the extras that come loaded on these beautifully mastered blu-rays.
This time out, showrunner Michelle Paradise gives us a look at the shooting and the locations used in Iceland, there are deleted scenes, a gag reel, a behind the scenes look at the bridge and her crew, Kenneth Mitchell’s appearance in the series, Sonequa Martin-Green talks about her character, a look at the stunt team for the series, and their work with renowned artist Michelle Yeoh, as well as half hour look of the voyage of season three with discussion of the stories, the arcs, the designs, and where we may be going from here.
I love it!
Star Trek: Discovery – Season 3 is available today on blu-ray from Paramount Canada! Boldly go!