Here’s the official logline for season 5 of “Star Trek: Discovery”:
“[The season] will find Captain Burnham (Martin-Green) 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.”
Given the fact that the crew explored the outer reaches of the galaxy and met an extra-galactic species at the end of season 4, it’s likely that this “ancient power” is some kind of seriously powerful alien. Aliens as god-like creatures have been explored in “Trek” plenty, and it will be fun to see how “Discovery” tackles the concept.
“Star Trek: Discovery” was created by Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman, and was considered the flagship show for “modern” “Star Trek,” though its focus on serialization and galaxy-scale catastrophes left some fans feeling cold. Even after “Discovery” and “Picard” end, there will still be plenty of “Star Trek” to enjoy on Paramount+, with the second season of “Strange New Worlds,” the fourth season of the animated comedy “Star Trek: Lower Decks,” and second season of the kid-friendly “Star Trek: Prodigy” on the way. There are also allegedly a Starfleet Academy and Section 31 series (starring Yeoh as her character from Discovery, Phillipa Georgiou!) in the works, which means there’s more than enough “Trek” for everyone.