Star Trek: Discovery is a prequel to the original series, it also serves Star Trek as a prequel, except for the earlier prequel series Enterprise. Because of this, it makes sense in every episode of Discovery .
to expect one or two easter eggs. We dug "New Eden," the second episode of Star Trek: Discovery . 19659010] Season 2, and there were many easter eggs that might even have missed hardcore trekkies. Dive in …
World War III – 600 Million Dead
Early in the episode, when Discovery realizes that humans are on the planet starting in 2053, Burnham talks about World War III and mentions 600 million dead. The period for World War III and the number of dead are from different sources, but especially from Star Trek: First Contact Riker mentions ten years after World War III. He also mentions the fact that 600 million people died in this war. Of course, Riker is played by Jonathan Frakes, who also recorded this episode of Discovery .
General Order One
. Although the words "Prime Directive" are never spoken of as a result, the rule that Pike talks about ̵
In a sense, the plot of the episode recurs with the episode [Who Next Generation Watches the Watchers, in which Picard has to convince a race of pre-industrial Proto-Vulcans that he is not a god. At this point in the story of Star Trek it looks like people have not yet named General Order One as "the directive."
Hamlet Shakespeare Quote
When Pike, Saru and Burnham discuss the problem on the planet below. Pike says, "There are more things in heaven and on earth, Horatio." Burnham says, "I know my Shakespeare, Captain." Likewise the rest of Star Trek .
Although Picard quotes Shakespeare in The Next Generation Trek's first major Shakespearean episode is the original serial episode "The Conscience of the King". in which a group of traveling players perform Hamlet on the Enterprise. Hamlet is also quoted extensively in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Land which was directed by Nicholas Meyer, a creative consultant in Season 1 of Star Trek: Discovery.
Further reading: Star Trek: The Next Generation – 10 Groundbreaking Episodes
Clarke's Third Law
In the same scene Burnham, Pike and Suru talk about the Arthur C. Clarke Maxim that states, "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from the magic. "But you do not mention that Clarke was a science fiction writer!
The funny thing is that Arthur C. Clarke Trek the creator Gene Roddenberry, through their mutual friend Isaac Asimov. In fact, Roddenberry even wrote to Arthur C. Clarke in 1987 for wanting the support of a well-known science fiction author to prevent Clarke Didn's story from Star Trek V: The Final Frontier .
Roddenberry did not write a letter, but Isaac Asimov did. Ironically or not, the story of Star Trek V: The Final Frontier focuses on questions about God, beliefs and traits, as the main character of a sibling of Mr. Spock.
So unless  Star Trek exists in the Star Trek universe. The Arthur C. Clarke, of which everyone speaks, exists in a parallel dimension in which he never met Gene Roddenberry at a Star Trek [19659-03] convention in 1972 and never corresponded with him until the '80s.
Absent Team Beams to a Planet
Believe it or not, this is only the second time in ] Star Trek: Discovery that the crew embark on a traditional field team mission goes. The first time in the season was an episode, "Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum".
An Earth-Like Planet Full of Legit Humans
The Idea That the Crew Meets a Earth A planet full of people who seem to be human happened all the time in the original Star Trek especially in the episodes "Miri" and "Bread and Circuses" In the past, the Earth was also a kind of references to the episode of Star Trek: Enterprise "North Star", taken as taken Captain Archer and the NX-01 found a colony of people deep in the Xindi Range who have basically set up an Old-West planet in space.
Three-note whistle (Mr. Saru at the bridge!)
When Saru is called to the bridge, the famous three-note whistle is nautical to hear. So Kirk was often called in the original series on the bridge.
Classic Distress Call
When Pike finds Jacobs distress signal, the sound effect is taken directly from the original series. Especially the episode "Balance of Terror", in which Starfleet first discovers what the Romulans look like. You can hear it at the 36-minute mark in "Balance of Terror" right here.
Further reading: Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 Premiere Easter Eggs
Tilly mentions that she wishes she had a "Risian Mai-tai" , This, of course, refers to the amusement planet Risa, which was first seen in episode "Captain's Holiday" (For the Captain) Those who forgot Picard wore swimming trunks and sunbathing.
Precision Spore-Drive Jump
When Stamets offers the discovery in the rings of the surface of the earth, this is reminiscent of a version of what he saw in the finale of the first season of Discovery 19659003] has made; "I'm going into the woods." In this scenario, Stamets had to jump the ship even closer – around the Klingon ship of the dead – which was probably easy by comparison.
Pike gives Jacob a fantastic sight battery
In the last moments of the episode, Pike finds Jacob giving a wonderful battery to power the lights in the church. Obviously, Pike is a violation of General Order One, but this moment seems to recall the original series episode "A Piece of Action," in which Bones realizes that he accidentally left his communicator on the gangster planet Sigma Iotia II. Kirk and Spock point out that the communicator contains something called "Transtator," which looks like the Rosetta Stone of all Starfleet technology. If Pike gave Jacob this dough, he certainly also contains a Transtator.
Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 will air on Thursdays at 20:30 (ET) on CBS All Access. Read more about Season 2 here