During today Star Trek: Discovery panel at New York Comic Con, the show’s cast presented the new trailer for the show’s fourth season. The season sees the Discovery the crew, now under the command of Captain Michael Burnham, face an anomaly that threatens the galaxy in the 32nd century. With such destructive potential, it shouldn’t surprise fans to find various alien races joining forces to stop him. One of them appears to be of a recognizable breed, especially to fans of Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: a Ferengi, and a Starfleet officer no less.
In Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Nog was the first Ferengi to join Starfleet, but apparently he wasn’t the first. Always knowledgeable people at TrekCore also noted that the inspiration for this new Starfleet Ferengi could be concept art for aliens he created in 1987 for The next generation.
Our first new alien update for #StarTrekDiscoveryfourth season of: the Ferengi!
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There is also a more subtle alien return in Star Trek: Discoverythe trailer for season four. It includes scenes of Captain Burnham speaking with a woman confirmed on the NYCC panel as Federation President.
The president comes from an interesting lineage. She is a mixture of Cardassian, Bajoran and human ancestry.
She’s all the old conflicts explored in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine embodied in a single character. This will likely make fans wonder how Bajor and Cardassia are doing in the 32nd century after Burn.
Star Trek: Discovery season four finds Captain Burnham and the crew of the USS Discovery facing an unprecedented threat. As the federated and non-federated worlds feel the impact, they must face the unknown and work together to secure a hopeful future for all.
CBS Studios produces Star Trek: Discovery in association with Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, Michelle Paradise, Heather Kadin, Aaron Baiers, Olatunde Osunsanmi, Frank Siracusa, John Weber, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth are the executive producers; Paradise also acts as a showrunner. The cast of season four of Star Trek: Discovery includes Sonequa Martin-Green (Captain Michael Burnham), Doug Jones (Saru), Anthony Rapp (Paul Stamets), Mary Wiseman (Sylvia Tilly), Wilson Cruz (Dr Hugh Culber), David Ajala (Cleveland “Book” Booker), Blu del Barrio (Adira) and recurring guest star Ian Alexander (Gray).
What do you think of these strangers back in Star Trek: Discovery Season four? Let us know in the comments. Star Trek: Discovery Season four premieres on Paramount + on November 18.