It seems CBS may have finally made a decision on franchising a brand new Star Trek Series
Personally, I think it has a 'LOT' to do with the new movie, due out in July, and obviously the 50th Anniversary but we ALL know Star Trek remains the most successful franchise EVER (suck eggs Star Wars lol)
Alex Kurtzman will be Executive Producer, which is a massive plus ... Have a read & see what you think
At the 50th anniversary convention Mission New York, it was revealed that Star Trek: Discovery wouldn’t only be a show !
CBS is working with IDW and Simon & Schuster to produce more content set in that time and place.
The announcement was made by Kirsten Beyer, who is not only one of the writers on the show but also a writer of Star Trek: Voyager novels. She will also be working with David Mack (Star Trek: Destiny), representing books, and Mike Johnson (Star Trek: Boldly Go), representing the comics, to make sure that all three of the mediums are coming from the same place. She said there will be "At least one novel, to start with, and a comic series 'tied to' the new show."
Beyer said that the new books and comics are timed to be released with the show, which is supposed to premiere in January, 2017.
(Still don't like the look of the ship though, too 'cartoony' for my liking)
JANUARY 2017 GUYS n GALS
Can't wait !!!
Last Edit: Sept 20, 2017 14:37:53 GMT by Carl Torek
Although producer and show-runner Bryan Fuller has been holding any and all details about 'Star Trek: Discovery' close to his vest, no change there then lol. He has not been shy about dropping references and sly 'hints' concerning what we can expect from the new show when it premieres early next year. For example, we know that the show will be set a decade before the events of the original series and that it will deal with an event that will be familiar to Star Trek fans that has never been depicted on screen before. But anything beyond that ?, Go ahead and consult your crystal ball, because Fuller isn't confirming or denying anything, it seems.
That brings us to the latest Bryan Fuller titbit:
To commemorate Star Trek‘s 50th anniversary, he revealed that a famous episode of the original series is a "touchstone" for 'Star Trek: Discovery'. What is the Balance Of Terror - Star Trek Discovery connection ?
In a tweet, Bryan Fuller said that "Balance of Terror" a first season episode of the original series, is "... a touchstone for the Star Trek: Discovery story arc." ...
Of course, he said it with more hashtags and in all-caps because he is obviously VERY, VERY EXCITED TO BE MAKING A NEW STAR TREK SHOW AND CAN YOU BLAME HIM ?
"Star Trek: Discovery" will make its debut on CBS in May on CBS.
It's official !!!
Michelle Yeoh :: will play Captain Georgiou on "Star Trek: Discovery," the new series in the iconic sci-fi franchise.
Last week, news reports said Yeoh had joined the cast but it wasn't clear what her role would be. The actress, best known for "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," will sit in the Captain's chair on the Starship Shenzhou, CBS said Tuesday. (Disclosure: CBS is CNET's parent company.)
CBS also announced two more additions to the cast:
Anthony Rapp :: who had a starring role in the Broadway show "Rent," will play Lt. Stamets, a Starfleet science officer who's an "astromycologist" on the Starship. (Translation: He's an expert on space mushrooms!) CBS confirmed the Stamets character is gay. In August, producer Bryan Fuller told TV critics, "Absolutely we're having a gay character."
Doug Jones :: will play Starfleet science officer Lt. Saru, who's part of an alien species new to Star Trek. Working under heavy makeup or prosthetics isn't alien to Jones. His credits include playing Abe Sapien in "Hellboy" and Fauno in "Pan's Labyrinth."
The original Star Trek series first aired 50 years ago. "Discovery" is set a decade before the Captain Kirk era. The new series arrives in May on CBS and the network's subscription streaming service.
Coming to Netflix on 25 September - a week away! There have been plenty of delays and it's finally here. No spoilers from US viewers for this UK viewer please - it's being shown the day before in the US.
I've finally just watched the trailer, it seems entirely mental, I'm not sure what to make of it, the thought occurred to me it seemed like Farscape, not a bad thing.
I've got Netflix back (albeit reluctantly lol) and have watched the first three episodes of 'Star Trek Discovery'
The jury is still out to be honest, it's different, which was expected. I still don't like the ship but who knows, it may grow on me at some point.
At first, there seemed to be a few inconsistencies given where it is supposed to fit in the Trek timeline ... For example, Discovery is 'supposed' to be set roughly a decade before Kirk's Enterprise (TOS) so, Discovery having a large 'window' as opposed to a small viewscreen (ala 1701) kinda looks like a step backwards. Although if we dismiss the TOS Enterprise and go with the 2009 version, it works as both have a large 'window' as oppose to the viewscreen (I suppose) ...
The characters are new, obviously, and the ship seems to be populated with a plethora of Alien Officers, not a bad thing in the scheme of things.
I have to admit being a little confused during the first episode as the ship was named the USS Shenzhou and not Discovery (which turns up later as it happens lol) but maybe I wasn't paying enough attention hehe.
As I said: The Jury is still out but it's a given that any true 'Trek' fan would not dismiss Discovery out of hand. Give it a chance
At face value, I like pretty much everything but the Michael Burnham character. At this point, they've spent more time forcing a punishment on her (something for which she turned out to be right about) than actually developing the character. I'm hoping that in future episodes, they spend some time actually delving into some character development.
I'd like to raise another point. I disagree with, apparently, most of the Trek fan base in that the concept of cursing and the concept of homosexuality that is apparent. The following statement is my take: You are ok with a man's face being brutally bashed in, but the gay man can't say f*ck.... Its like.... what...?
Trek has been view as a very idealistic society with aberrations here and there of minor violence and characters using words, like "damn" and "hell," being the harshest words we hear. I believe these aspects, as well as several other situations, provide an aspect of realism to Trek. Consider TNG, people did things wrong all the time, but realistically no one was really punished. In this, a group is actually told to decide which person is going to be subject to pain. They're literally deciding their own fate and whoever is chosen gets the living daylights knocked out of him. And we SEE that! That adds some serious realism and I think its beautiful!
Do I think that it has strayed from the original concept? Now that you ask? No. This is going where no Star Trek series has gone before, in the truest sense.
I eagerly await more!
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Nine episodes down and the second half of the first series to come after Christmas.
Have to admit, it's kinda growing on me, if you can learn to ignore the glaring anomalies and errors that seamlessly crop up throughout each episode ..... Not going to point them out simply because most dedicated Star Trek fans would have already spotted them. I'm still struggling with the ship:
The vagueness about 'exactly' where Discovery fits within the ST Timeline is bloody annoying to say the least, with the majority believing it sits right in there between the NX 01 & 1701 (apparently some 10 years before Kirk sat in the center seat) which in itself raises a few questions lol.
So, you have to ask: How come NX had a small 'digital' (for the want of a better word) viewscreen, then the flat as a bloody pancake Discovery has a massive 'window' with superimposed information/data etc on it, and looking pretty snazzy imo (of course s the 2009 version has this 'window' so maybe they were looking at that rather than TOS, who knows), then 1701 reverts to the proverbial six foot plasma again ?
Another thing: Where the hell have all these bloody Aliens come from ? the ships' a veritable menagerie (no pun intended) ...
This, combined with some rather radical scripting, ala first male on male kiss, or lets face it, all out snog. A little Klingon boob, and somewhat disturbing, the thinly veiled suggestion of rape ! ... Makes you wonder what Part Two has in store doesn't it. Still, with all my qualms about the series thus far, I've found that if I wear blinkers to crop out the cartoon ship, things seem to be going well. Took some time, and I have the feeling only the hardened Star Trek devotee's and the new generation will stick with it, those who watched the numerous series for the sake of it will have long gone.
One last nit-pick: Despite the Delta insignia only becoming standard throughout the Fleet post the original five year mission, I have to say I really like the revamp, the Flag rank insignia is cool too (I'm a bit of a geek where these things are concerned) the rank itself is a little hard to see, being small pips on the surface, unless you are looking for it or it catches the light, but hey-ho, it's the 23rd century, what can you expect hehe. Either way, they'll be added to my collection in due course.
I've really enjoyed it. It's been everything I could've hoped for the first few episodes (I've seen the first six), and I'm relieved to find everything's being done properly. It's a consistent quality drama like DS9 (i.e. not always Star Trek in the classic sense, but great with character depth).
A new series for me has to show itself to be recognisably Star Trek to be part of that family. It's doing a good job, I like Lorca and already find myself automatically thinking of him when I think of the captains.
There have been a couple things recently, hints dropped here and there, that have left me slightly crestfallen. I was a bit put off by the cursing at first but soon dismissed it. If it becomes the standard though, there may be difficulty in pulling in younger viewers, though it seems to me they're aiming at a slightly higher age-bracket. Secondly, maybe this is controversial, but really the idea of humans in the 23rd/24th centuries is that they are basically atheist. To hint via Mudd, Saru, etc, that this could change (emphatic referral to 'souls' etc) is to misrepresent Roddenberry's vision that makes this future possible, where the Federation achieves its civilisation and humanist values by drawing upon the strength within themselves and each other.
Interestingly, the series it reminds me most of in tone and characters is Enterprise, the last series you might expect the creators to reference or be influenced by given its low popularity. Overall I think the continuity has been excellent, the ship's been made to look sort of halfway between the NX & Constitution, the uniforms are really well placed between Enterprise & TOS. And the whole look's been updated (holodecks! which make sense if you consider the Enterprise episode where Tucker encounters an alien holodeck; given Enterprise's reimagining, it's plausible Starfleet could've developed holographic tech by TOS).
I watched the first half of season one, and was not really tempted to watch the second half. There were a number of things I disliked about the show, the primary one being the questionable moral decisions of its lead starfleet characters. I don't feel that dark edge is very star trek...
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Total agree. As well the blatant disrespect for the chain of command. There supposed to be Starfleet officers not a bunch of whine bags. I'd still watch star trek if it were all girls. I'd still watch star trek if they [word deleted] the way Klingon looked. I'd still watch star trek if there were no humans. I just wish they would quit putting insubordinat whiny little [word deleted] who don't act like they've ever received any type of military training.
By the way the second half of season one is better than the first. These people should have just stuck to the Mirror universe.
And I think they could really do a show with the new pike guy if they could just make him understand that general order number one is kinda important even if someone wants to know really bad.
I think the graphics are outstanding. I like Tully, and I even liked Lorca. I'm on the fence about Saru (mostly because of his back story now) Stamets is whiney but I think most doctors have been. <edit> (I was reading back through and just realized he a phd not a medical Dr. Lol.) Usually a trek show has a couple of seasons that are so so be for they really get into the swing of things so hopefully this is just them cutting their teeth and someone can re-rail this train wreck for the sake of good trek.
I just wish they would have put this [word deleted] in the future where they could have explained away most of it with genetic enhancement, break throughs in mycelial propulsion technology, and why kill The captain in the first episode? Then not move Michael into the captain's seat? Other than i hate everything about Michael...but not because she a woman or that she's black.
Tilly for example, still seems to be the oddity for me, I actually thought for a time that they were calling her 'Tilly' as an affectionate shortened version of Matilda, alas, given her name is apparently Sylvia, shows how wrong you can be lol. Then there's Saru, who gave me a glimmer of hope yesterday, only bloody survive when his floppy bits dropped off
On the proverbial fence re the continuing references to the Enterprise, tho I suppose it will play out in due course (if given the chance obviously) ...
At this stage they haven't confirmed a 3rd series, which is a worry imo, though with the possible 'Picard' return I can't honestly see Discovery lasting season two out without something special happening, I'm more than happy to be proved wrong though as always.
The trailer for S3 seems completely mad! 900 years in the future, it's certainly ambitious. The Federation flag seemed to have only 6 stars on it or something, the Feds all but finished in this future? Mount's Pike was a good character so I hope we see more of him at some point.
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