Star Trek: Discovery producer Alex Kurtzman received a huge response from the gathered Hall H audience at San Diego Comic-Con when he asked if there was any interest in a spinoff show featuring Anson Mount's Pike, Ethan Peck's Spock, and Rebecca Romijn's Number One. When the cheers died down, he coyly said, "OK, we'll think about it..."
All three characters were introduced in season 2 of Star Trek: Discovery, with Pike spending a season as the captain of the Discovery while the Enterprise underwent repairs. Number One came to visit him in the episode "An Obol for Charon," and she returned along with the Enterprise in the two-part season finale, "Such Sweet Sorrow." Meanwhile, Discovery's protagonist Michael Burnham is Spock's adopted sister, and the two of them reconciled after spending years apart in season 2 - only to be forced to say goodbye again when Burnham led the Discovery into the future, and Spock stayed behind with Pike.
Star Trek is having a busy year at Comic-Con, with not only Star Trek: Discovery but also upcoming series Star Trek: Picard and Star Trek: Lower Decks. However, there's always the possibility of CBS adding a fourth show to its lineup, and there's been huge demand for a spinoff series with Mount's Captain Pike, whose charisma won him plenty of fans during season 2. It appears that Kurtzman didn't miss out on the fan buzz, and while "we'll think about it" isn't exactly a concrete guarantee, it does inspire hope for a show with Pike, Spock, and Number One. Regardless, fans will see the three characters back together again soon, as they're appearing in the next run of Short Treks - as seen in the trailer below.
The Short Treks featuring the original Enterprise crew include an episode with Spock and Number One stuck in a broken-down elevator together, and another where Pike is being held prisoner as a crisis unfolds around him. There will be three episodes in total focusing on the Enterprise, including what looks like a new take on "The Trouble With Tribbles." There will also be a Short Trek that shows the backstory leading up to Star Trek: Picard, as well as two animated episodes.
While all of these upcoming Star Trek shows might sound a little unwieldy, a spinoff featuring Pike, Spock, and Number One could prove to be a strong draw for streaming platform CBS All Access, which has been tempting subscribers with exclusives like Discovery and The Twilight Zone. In any case, given the popularity of these new takes on classic characters, we're sure to see them again in the future.