Along with a new trailer for Star Trek: Discovery season 3; a new Discovery logo was also released.
Star Trek Day was held on the 54th anniversary of the original series first air date, 8th September and with it, brought about an evening of reveals and updates to the newest members of the Star Trek catalogue of programs.
We have already seen the newest trailer for Star Trek: Discovery season 3 which in itself has raised some questions and no doubt the speculation has begun throughout the online Trek world. However, it is another Star Trek Day reveal that might have a more subtle, deeper meaning behind it.
The original logo according to showrunner and Star Trek Universe commander in chief Alex Kurtzman, was to invoke the Klingon war which of course ended after season 1 with some ramifications following into season 2. However, with all that behind the crew of the Discovery (by some 900 years or so) a new logo was introduced
Slight changes within the logo is of course the font type used for Discovery and it is a much bigger size. It could just be that as Kurtzman stated, they wanted to change it up for the new season, but I believe that there are a couple more subtle reasons.
The Discovery font is indeed much bigger than its predecessor and powers over the Star Trek wording which is a direct opposite to what has come before. Its no secret that Discovery had to play its part within the lore of the Trek Universe and that canon was a big Canyon to navigate through for the writers and producers, filled with many pit holes and sharp rocks which some fans where more than happy to point out. For me, a major reason for the change is that now the writers and showrunners are free from that burden and are allowing themselves to write a Star Trek story in which they don’t need to worry about what has come before it. They no longer must work within the confines of canon and can now reference what has come before while creating something new. The crew of the Discovery are indeed venturing into the unknown and bringing true meaning to that word, however, it is also a discovery for the writers who can no create what they want without concern.
Of course, I could just be reading far too much into this logo change and it could be that they just wanted a new logo for a new season, but I believe more thought goes into it than that.
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