Revealed: the major clue to THAT Star Trek Discovery twist every fan missed, even you

It was hiding in plain sight ***spoilers dead ahead***

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The clues were all there. Lorca’s un-Starfleet behaviour. His obsession with Burnham. Plus, the funky business with the clone Stamets in the mirror. Yet the reveal that not only was the Mirror Universe going to play a big role in Discovery, but that Lorca was actually from there still managed to shock, even if some fans had worked it out ahead of time.

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One thing we can almost guarantee you didn’t notice? This.

Yes, as TrekCore points out, the poster for Discovery looks an awful lot like the insignia for the Terran Empire – the Mirror Universe’s devious counterpart to Starfleet. Usually we would dismiss something like this as a coincidence, but the composition is almost exactly the same: a planet, delta sign behind it, the Discovery’s warp trail matches the dagger, Burnham’s eye even stands in for the knife’s pommel!

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We’re pretty convinced this was deliberate, although can’t say for sure whether the poster or the insignia came first. Now, if only someone could find a poster that would explain why there’s so much sex and gore in a Star Trek show…