Mirror Universe Episode of “Star Trek Discovery” Confirmed by Jonathan Frakes

Jonathan Frakes confirms mirror universe episode in Discovery at The Continuing Voyages convention

TNG Does Cast Panel

Much of the Star Trek: The Next Generation cast was present today (September 16th 2017) at Creation Entertainment’s The Continuing Voyage event in Chicago.  They participated in a panel that was in celebration of the 30th anniversary of TNG.

A number of TNG veterans were present at the panel including Denise Crosby, Levar Burton, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, Michael Dorn, Gates McFadden, and Marina Sirtis.

As we previously reported, Jonathan Frakes has been selected to direct an episode of Star Trek Discovery‘s first season.

Frakes Confirms Mirror Episode

TNG cast at The Continuing Voyage panel in Chicago (photo: @JessNinness)
TNG cast at The Continuing Voyage panel in Chicago (photo: @JessNinness)

During the panel, Frakes confirmed rumors that Star Trek Discovery will indeed have a mirror universe episode.  There have been reports that Discovery would get a least one such episode, but those reports have remained unconfirmed until now.

Mirror universe episodes have been present in every Star Trek series except TNG and Voyager.  They have become some of the more popular episodes among fans.

There was one thing that Frakes didn’t confirm; whether or not the episode he directed was the mirror universe episode in question, or what it would be about.  We know from Star Trek: Enterprise that the mirror universe had already taken on a darker existence before the time of Discovery, but not much more about what it may mean for the crew of the Discovery or Shenzhou.

About Star Trek Discovery:

Set 10 years before Star Trek: The Original SeriesStar Trek: Discovery follows the voyages of Starfleet on their missions of discovering new worlds and new life forms, and one Starfleet officer who must learn that to truly understand all things alien, you must first understand yourself.

The series features new ships and new characters while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers.

Star Trek Discovery premieres September 24th on CBS All Access in the USA, Space and CTV channels in Canada, and on September 25th on Netflix for the rest of the world.

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  • Tuskin38

    If you go back and look at the Variety photoshoot, the image with Jason Issacs lounging in the Captain’s chair, the Discovery’s Plaque looks like it says ISS, not USS. That might lead credence to this rumour.