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Star Trek: Discovery Co-Creator Reveals Original Plan For Mirror Universe

Star Trek: Discovery Co-Creator Reveals Original Plan For Mirror Universe

Star Trek: Discovery memorably pulled off a shocking twist in its first season, with the U.S.S Discovery’s captain Gabriel Lorca (Jason Isaacs) turning out to be an evil doppelganger from the Mirror Universe. Things got complicated in the latter episodes of the run, but ultimately Lorca ended up dead and the Mirror Georgiou remained in the Prime Universe – ahead of her own spinoff show.

As fans of the series will know, though, season 1 changed a lot over the course of production due to co-creator Bryan Fuller leaving the project. It turns out the re-introducution of the Mirror Universe was one of his concepts, but he originally intended to use it to explore a bold, nuanced theme.

Here’s what Fuller told Robert Meyer in a recent episode of his Robservations YouTube show.

“The thing that really fascinated me in sitting down and crafting the story for Discovery was the human condition.

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