Check out the video of the new ship, from the newly titled show, as well as the synopsis below
The brand-new Star Trek will introduce new characters seeking imaginative new worlds and new civilizations, while exploring the dramatic contemporary themes that have been a signature of the franchise since its inception in 1966.
As you can tell from the trailer, Discovery, NCC-1031, is the name of the ship. It’s not an Enterprise, obviously. That makes sense given the direction Bryan Fuller seemed to be going with the show.
It’s been a big week for Star Trek. Star Trek 4 was officially announced last week, with the release of Star Trek Beyond following a few days after that. Even better that Star Trek Beyond was great. It felt like an extended episode of the series, but it’s not like other movies based on TV series where that feeling just drags the whole thing down.
Then yesterday was the Star Trek 50th Anniversary panel at Comic Con. Fuller moderated the panel and dropped new details about his show. I can’t be more excited for this. Not only are we getting a new Star Trek series, but it’s from Bryan Fuller. He’s the mastermind behind Hannibal, Pushing Daisies, and a bunch of other wonderful shows.
Only thing is it’s on CBS All Access, which is a little annoying. I get that CBS wants to have a streaming service, since that seems like what more people are into, but they’re approach is odd to me. You have to pay for the service even if you already have CBS, which is dumb. I know it’s just for money though, and they’re using Star Trek Discovery to get people to subscribe. That’s why that Goodwife spin-off, which doesn’t sound very interesting, is also going to be exclusive to CBS All Access HBO does this perfectly with HBO GO, which you already get if you have HBO. I really hope CBS All Access doesn’t cause this to flop.
Are you guys as excited as me for Star Trek Discovery, or are you not into it? Let us know in the comments below.
Star Trek Discovery premieres early 2017 on CBS, before moving exclusively to CBS All Access.