A brand new licensed “Star Trek” e-book penned by prolific fandom writer Una McCormack solutions a query that followers have puzzled about for a very long time. For years, followers of “Star Trek: Discovery” have theorized that Captain Jean-Luc Picard should know in regards to the existence of Michael Burnham and the occasions that passed off on the USS Discovery as a result of he mind-melded with Sarek, Spock’s father, who was nicely conscious of what occurred to the ship and its crew.
The finale of “Discovery’s” second season revealed a cover-up that lastly defined why nobody within the different “Star Trek” sequence knew in regards to the USS Discovery. When the crew of the Discovery determined to leap into the long run to avoid wasting the universe, the individuals who stayed behind, together with Burnham’s foster brother Spock, vowed to cowl up the ship’s disappearance. Since the Discovery had labeled know-how, Starfleet made all of the data associated to the vessel labeled.
So, when “Star Trek: The Next Generation” passed off, over a century later, it made sense that nobody knew in regards to the Discovery or its crew, though Burnham had been Spock’s foster sister.
McCormack’s e-book, “The Autobiography of Mr. Spock,” lastly reveals whether or not or not Picard is aware of about Burnham and Discovery, nevertheless it’s not the reply many followers predicted.
Spock Told Picard Everything
TNG followers know that Ambassador Spock and Captain Picard met in individual for the primary time through the occasions depicted in “Unification Part I” and “Unification Part II.” Picard helped Spock along with his efforts to unify the Vulcans and the Romulans, foiling a Romulan plot within the course of. After that, the 2 grew to become very shut buddies.
In the preface of “The Autobiography of Mr. Spock,” which is written within the first individual from Spock’s perspective, Spock reveals that he’s recording his memoirs for an viewers of 1 — his old good friend Captain Picard. Because he was writing for an in depth private good friend, Spock shared all the small print of his life all through the e-book, even these he swore he’d by no means share with anybody; even the small print of his relationship along with his foster sister and the mission she went on to avoid wasting the world. So, Picard undoubtedly knew about Burnham, her childhood on Vulcan, and the missions she took half in as a crew member on the Discovery.
Picard was a deeply non-public individual, and he took the boldness of his buddies very significantly. So, it is sensible that he would not reveal his information of Spock’s private life to anybody. His silence additionally is sensible on condition that he is a devoted Starfleet officer above all else and would not wish to expose something the group had deemed labeled.
A Retelling of Spock’s Life
“The Autobiography of Mr. Spock” retells the story of Spock’s life considering all the knowledge given within the legacy “Star Trek” exhibits in addition to the modern “Star Trek” exhibits.
Spock tells Picard about his foster sister, recounting all of the interactions that had been proven in “Discovery.” However, the e-book additionally honors the canon introduced by the opposite exhibits. The story of Spock’s kahs-wan, which was depicted within the “Star Trek: The Animated Series” episode “Yesteryear,” can be within the e-book. Spocks talks about occasions depicted in “Star Trek: The Original Series” alongside occasions that had been depicted in “Discovery” and “Star Trek: Short Treks.” He even talks about a number of the occasions depicted within the J.J. Abrams Trek films.
“The Autobiography of Mr. Spock” is a real mixing of all of the tales Trek followers have ever seen about Spock. Though this may increasingly rub some followers the mistaken approach, particularly ones that prefer to insist “Discovery” occurred in one other timeline, it provides a definitive reply as to whether or not the modern Trek exhibits are in the identical canon because the legacy exhibits.
However, “Star Trek” books are sometimes thought of exterior the official “Star Trek” canon. The occasions of the books are by no means talked about within the exhibits and are often thought of their very own canon. If that is the case, then “The Autobiography of Mr. Spock” would not present any official solutions.
As with all issues within the Trekverse, followers will resolve for themselves whether or not or not the e-book suits inside their private Trek canon.