Yes, Star Trek: Discovery Was Referencing Captain Kirk In That Season 2 Finale Scene

In all the things Star Trek: Discovery possibly alluded to in its Season 2 finale, it appears the team’s newest co-showrunner Michelle Paradise is willing to confirm at least one reference that teased the original Star Trek canon. Yes, when Michael was giving Spock her farewell pep-talk, that was the show’s way of teasing why Spock and Captain Kirk became such close confidants. Here’s what Burnham said, for those that may have missed the moment in the CBS All Access original.

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