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Big news: Spock himself will be joining "Star Trek: Discovery" for Season 2, along with more characters from the original '60s series.

We don't know exactly when the highly logical Vulcan will show up (or who will play him),  but executive producer and series co-creator Alex Kurtzman confirmed the news today at San Diego Comic-Con.

In the first-look trailer at the show's second season, Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) drops some hints about "my foster brother, Mr. Spock." He's linked to some mysterious signals and, as Michael says, "He needs help."

We don't see Spock, but we get a look at Anson Mount in uniform as Captain Christopher Pike, whose first line is, "Well, this is awkward... but I'm here to take command of the Discovery."

Other "Discovery" news coming out of Comic-Con:

  • • Wilson Cruz, who plays Dr. Hugh Culber, revealed that he will return to the show, even though his character was killed off last season. 
  • • "X-Men" and "The Librarians" star Rebecca Romijn is joining "Star Trek: Discovery." And she's playing a pretty iconic character: Nurse Christine Chapel, first played by Majel Barrett, who was married to "Trek" creator Gene Roddenberry.
  • • We'll also get a series of "Short Treks," episodes of 10-15 minutes that will feature characters such as Harvey Mudd (Rainn Wilson.)
  • • The show returns to CBS All Access in January.

[Via CBSNews]