EXCLUSIVE: showrunners Michelle Paradise and Alex Kurtzman talk final season of Star Trek: Discovery

Read our exclusive talk about the USS Discovery's last journey in season 5 as we delve into themes of identity and unity, promising a satisfying finale for fans.

L-R David Ajala as Book, Mary Wiseman as Tilly, Doug Jones as Saru, Sonequa Martin-Green as Burnham, Wilson Cruz as Culber, Blu Del Barrio as Adira and Callum Keith Rennie as Raynor in season 5 of the Paramount+ original series STAR TREK: DISCOVERY. Photo Credit: James Dimmock/Paramount+
L-R David Ajala as Book, Mary Wiseman as Tilly, Doug Jones as Saru, Sonequa Martin-Green as Burnham, Wilson Cruz as Culber, Blu Del Barrio as Adira and Callum Keith Rennie as Raynor in season 5 of the Paramount+ original series STAR TREK: DISCOVERY. Photo Credit: James Dimmock/Paramount+ /
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Let's embark on a warp-speed journey into the heart of Star Trek: Discovery's final frontier – its eagerly anticipated fifth and final season. With the cosmic blend of adventure, mystery, and the deep dive into the essence of identity, family, and unity, this season promises to deliver a supernova of emotions and enlightenment.

During an exclusive celestial sit-down with the brilliant minds steering the USS Discovery, showrunners and executive producer Michelle Paradise and Alex Kurtzman, I got to talk a little bit about what lies ahead.

You can watch my chat with Michelle Paradise and Alex Kurtzman below:

I asked Michelle Paradise, co-showrunner and executive producer the one question that had been living in my head rent-free: How will Discovery culminate its epic saga in a universe brimming with boundless exploration and existential queries?

Michelle, with a laugh that echoed through the stars, acknowledged the magnitude of bringing such an expansive narrative odyssey to its end. She shared insights into the series' core exploration of where we come from and the monumental themes that have been the lifeblood of Discovery since its maiden voyage. Despite not knowing initially that this season would be their last, the team embarked on a creative journey to ensure that the series finale would resonate deeply with both the loyal Starfleet veterans and those just beginning their trek through the cosmos.

What's most exciting is the promise of a satisfying conclusion, a storyline that ties together the personal odysseys of our beloved crew members. With additional scenes shot to bring the series to its rightful and fulfilling end, fans are assured that the final chapter of Discovery will honor the legacy of its characters and the thematic essence of the Star Trek universe.

Star Trek: Discovery Season 5
L-R Sonequa Martin-Green as Burnham and Doug Jones as Saru in Star Trek: Discovery, season 5, streaming on Paramount+, 2023. Photo Credit: Marni Grossman /Paramount+ /

As we prepare to bid farewell to this stellar installment of the Star Trek saga, it's clear that the final season of Discovery is set to be a masterclass in storytelling, a testament to the power of exploring the unknown, and a celebration of the diverse tapestry of humanity (and beyond) that Star Trek has always championed.

So, dear readers and fellow Trekkies, as we gear up for this last journey with the crew of the USS Discovery, let's savor the adventure, the connections, and the discoveries that await. For in the vast expanse of the universe, Star Trek: Discovery has reminded us that it's not just about the stars we explore, but the journeys we take within ourselves.

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