In S01E02 of Star Trek: Discovery,

Klingons rammed a cloaked ship into the USS Europa which had Starfleet Admiral on-board. The USS Europa was soon put to self destruct and we also saw several escape pods launching out of it. Did the Admiral die?

I know that the TV show didn't show further details, but do we have other sources saying whether or not he would appear on the show again?

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Although we won't know for sure until future episodes air, it's worth remarking that the official StarTrek.com database claims that he died:

Starfleet Admiral at the Battle at the Binary Stars. He was killed when a Klingon cleeve ship attacked the U.S.S. Europa.

However, being dead doesn't mean he won't appear in future episodes; Discovery has already demonstrated that it isn't afraid of flashback scenes, for example.

  • Your last sentence invalidates my answer. Thanks.
    – user931
    Sep 26, 2017 at 20:16
  • I was going to cite another popular show at the moment: "This Is Us" as evidence that a character need not be alive in one time period to appear in the show
    – NKCampbell
    Sep 26, 2017 at 21:35

I believe, No


According to IMDb, Terry Serpico has been signed for 13 episodes to play Admiral Anderson.

It means, he survived.

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    Unfortunately, those figures on IMDb don't have anything to do with whether an actor has signed any contract. They just show the number of episodes as entered by an IMDb editor with appropriate permissions; think wikipedia. So the only information is really "Terry Serpico ... Admiral Anderson / ... (13 episodes, 2017-2018)" but since only 2 episodes have been seen, that number is really meaningless. (Personally I think it'd be unprecedented to survive what happened.) Sep 26, 2017 at 19:55
  • @MarkBeadles But, next to some actors, episode numbers are 3, 2 etc. I don't think these are random numbers entered by someone.
    – user931
    Sep 26, 2017 at 19:59
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    Note that Jason Isaacs is also listed for 15 episodes, and he doesn't even appear in the first 2. The numbers aren't random, they're just inaccurate because the episodes haven't aired yet and the numbers haven't been cleared up. Sep 26, 2017 at 20:10

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