The trailer for Star Trek: Discovery’s fourth season has been released online, prompting mixed reactions from fans.
In the trailer, Michael Burnham, played by actor Sonequa Martin-Green, is seen operating as the new captain of Discovery, following her promotion at the end of season three.
According to the synopsis, the fourth season will see the Discovery’s crew dealing with a massive anomaly that threatens life throughout the galaxy, putting Federation and non-Federation worlds alike at risk.
The crisis forces all the various worlds to work together to confront the unknown and ensure a hopeful future for all.
The trailer also introduces The Ferengi, who are warp-capable humanoid species from the planet Ferenginar in the Star Trek universe.
While some fans have shown great excitement after the trailer’s release, with many claiming that they “cannot wait”, others aren’t impressed by the same “universe-ending phenomenon” in the show.
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“I’m so buzzing for this. [It’s] been too long since last season. I will have my munchies at the ready for episode one,” a person wrote on Twitter.
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“Oh wow, another big apocalyptic threat, Michael being the centre of attention and big long-winded speeches full of empty platitudes. Good to see you’re taking bold chances this season,” wrote one unimpressed fan.
Another person suggested: “Galaxy-ending plot again? Why not something more light-hearted? Character-driven episodes, malfunctioning holodecks, first contact, diplomacy issues, day-to-day operations, etc.”
There doesn't have to be a galaxy ending threat every season guys, the stakes don't always need to be this high, can we just let them explore and fly around helping people next season?
— KhaosByDesign (@KhaosByDesignUK) October 9, 2021
I'm genuinely so bored of every season needing to have such ridiculously high galaxy ending stakes
— Tom Walton #HoldUbisoftAccountable (@TheFanRiftYT) October 9, 2021
Shown Runners: "What shall we have for the fourth season everyone? Your best ideas, don't be shy"
Writers: "How about another threat to the Galaxy that only Discovery can resolve? We've had 3, might as well make it 4"
Show Runners: "Give that person a promotion and a raise!"
— Scott (@ScottBueller) October 9, 2021
Can the writers come up with something else than a galaxy-wide threat? This is the third so far that somehow only Discovery can solve.
— Sander Bollen (@sndrtj) October 10, 2021
The third season of Star Trek: Discovery followed the crew of the USS Discovery as they travel to the future, over 900 years after the events of Star Trek: The Original Series.
Season four of Star Trek: Discovery will premiere on 18 November on Paramount Plus in the US, and on Netflix in 190 other countries, including the UK.