'Star Trek: Discovery' Season 3: Could 'Deep Space Nine' Dax still be alive in a new host?
After what seems like an astronomically long wait, 'Star Trek: Discovery' Season 3 is ready to take off on October 15. Strap on your seatbelts, because it promises to be a wild ride as our characters have jumped 930 years into the future.
At the end of Season 2, Burnham and the crew had to take a drastic decision and take Discovery through a wormhole into the future to escape "Control", a dangerous, sentient artificial intelligence program created by Starfleet's secretive Section 31. The show will now be set in 3187 instead of 2257, as the protagonists have jumped 930 years into the future.
It's an alien world (literally) as the United Federation Of Planets doesn't exist and all starships were annhilated in something called "The Burn", an incident that took place 100 years ago and saw a million lives lost, thus putting an end to the Federation.
The land is unfamiliar and there are new characters to adapt to. So, it's quite unlikely that we might meet familiar faces from 'Star Trek's intensive lore. Or will we? 'Star Trek: Discovery' did the impossible when they brought Spock and Pike back — two characters who were immortalised back in the 1960s and they did a commendable job of it by making them central to the storylines too. So, we just might see some familiar characters back with us, even if it's to grace us with a cameo.
One character that fans are sure is going to appear in some form or the other — it's 'Deep Space Nine''s Dax. Going by the trailers, we’ve some Trills and and it even looks like Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) decides to make a visit to Trill to check on some symbionts. "Dax" refers to the symbiont itself, so we can have anyone play the new Dax. It could even be Michelle for all we know.
Considering that Riker has been host to Dax, there's no doubt that Michael could as well. Dax was already rather old as symbionts live for hundreds of years, but surely it could have made it for another 900 more? This would be fun to watch. 'Star Trek: Discovery' airs on CBS-All Access on Wednesdays at 12 am PT.