A A 1000-year leap at the end of Season 2 allowed the series to get creative and create a new canon in the 32nd century after a galactic catastrophe called The Burn Now Commander Michael Burnham, played by Sonequa Martin-Green, is on a mission to find out the cause of the calamity that led to the collapse of the United Federation of Planets.
In the new episode, Burnham recovers black boxes from ships destroyed by The Burn as part of his investigation - and the first of these was from the USS Yelchin. this black box lead to a huge breakthrough in the cause of The Burn and marks a watershed moment in the season.
Yelchin died of brutal trauma. umatic suffocation in 2016. He didn 't have was only 27 years old when a freak accident caused his car to roll down its steep driveway and trap him against a pole. His tribute is the ofuxth nod to a deceased actor to appear in Star Trek: Discovery season 3 - on episode 5 , we got a quick glimpse of the USS Nog. It was a reference to beloved Star Trek: Deep Space Nine actor Aron Eisenberg, who died in 2019.
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