Star Trek: Discovery’s second season’s introduction of classic Trek characters Captain Christopher Pike, Number One, and Spock was met with unbelievable, near universal praise from Trekkies and even calls for the cast to get its own series.
It seems, that in least in the short run, we’re about to get our wish.
The eagle-eyed team at TrekMovie noticed that director Mark Pellington recently posted (and then deleted) some casual confirmations on his Instagram that he was currently working on one of the six upcoming Star Trek: Short Treks minisodes set to stream on CBS All Access later this year.
According to the clapperboard Pellington posted, the short is titled “Chaos Theory,” but of most interest to fans will be two of its stars: Ethan Peck and Rebecca Romijn, reprising their roles as Spock and Number One.
Discovery co-showrunner Alex Kurtzman did recently tell Deadline that the team at CBS was still discussing ways to bring these characters back outside the confines of Discovery, so this would appear to be at least one of those ways:
I would be remiss in saying you’re going to see Spock again on Discovery, because we’ve obviously jumped so far into the future that it wouldn’t make sense. The idea of bringing Ethan back, and Anson [Mount], and Rebecca, and the Enterprise…we loved it so much that to find a way to do that is definitely something we’re thinking about a lot.
The new Short Treks will air this fall in anticipation of Star Trek: Discovery’s third season.