Star Trek: Discovery
While the smart money is on Star Trek Discovery swiftly becoming the most pirated show not on television once the series begin, at least now there is a set premiere date of September 24th, 2017. That’s on a Sunday and the series can only be seen on CBS All Access, a pay to play streaming service, except for the one time airing of the pilot that same Sunday night at 8:30-9:30 PM (PST) on your local CBS channel. (more…)
After a long year-and-a-half of rumours and waiting, we finally have some semblance of an idea about what Star Trek: Discovery will look and sound like. To say that a lot’s riding on Discovery is something of an understatement. With the movie series seemingly stalled after the mixed results of Star Trek Beyond, Paramount/CBS is banking on Trek making waves in its natural habitat: the TV set, but TV’s changed a lot since Star Trek was last in our living rooms over 12 years ago. Fortunately, by the looks of Discovery’s first trailer (which was released this past week), it seems that the past is being left in the rearview. (more…)
It has taken almost as long as it took for Riker to get his own ship, but fans finally have hope for Star Trek: Discovery. CBS All Access has dropped the first trailer for the new series. Many were concerned about the shows fate after it was pushed back from being released earlier this year and the departure of show runner, Bryan Fuller but the first trailer for the new series, thus giving some fans a much-needed, new hope.
The nature of Star Trek: Discovery is as mysterious now as it was about a year and a half ago when it was first announced. In a different world, the series would have premiered some time this month (of course in another different world, it would have premiered this past January), but CBS and Paramount are taking their time developing the series, which Trekkies are hoping is only good news as they eagerly await the first new Star Trek to appear on their TV screens in 12 years. Now, a first look at the new series in the form of an official photo shows two of the main characters in action, including the woman they call “Number One.” (more…)
While the cast and crew continue to work on the new series, CBS seems unable or unwilling to set another premiere date for Star Trek: Discovery. Mark DeBevoise, the CBS Interactive President and Chief Operating Officer when asked by Vulture if the show might premiere this fall said, We’re not stating. Should that make you worry about the new series? DeBevoise went on to perhaps try to sooth those nervous feelings and you can check out what he said below. (more…)
Admittedly the 5 minute photoshop job above does blow the lead on this, but yes, set your phasers to beets ’cause it looks like Dwight Schrute will be entering the final frontier. The Hollywood Reporter is reporting (as they do) that Rainn Wilson (known mostly for his time on the NBC hit The Office and less so for The Rocker) will join CBS’s forthcoming Star Trek: Discovery as one of the franchises most interesting characters and one from the original series no less. Harcourt Fenton Mudd! (more…)
The latest instalment in a series that spans more than half a century, Star Trek: Discovery is due for release at some point later this year and will be the first series in the franchise since Star Trek: Enterprise wrapped up in 2005. The new show will star Sonequa Martin-Green, known for her role as Sasha Williams in The Walking Dead, as the protagonist, Lieutenant Commander Rainsford aboard the USS Discovery. Up until now, Star Trek shows have had an ensemble cast making up the crew of each ship, but has primarily focussed on the captains as the main characters. (more…)
As its air date creeps ever closer at 1/50000th impulse speed, trickles of information have been released about the upcoming Star Trek: Discovery. Details have been released today about three new cast members who are going to be putting on a Starfleet uniform and getting onboard the USS Discovery. Added to the cast are Maulik Pancholy (30 Rock, Weeds, and Phineas and Ferb), Terry Serpico (Army Wives, The Inspectors, and Sneaky Pete), and Sam Vartholomeos (Debuting on Star Trek: Discovery). Unlike other casting announcements from major productions, CBS has provided details as to who each new member of Starfleet will play. Details after the bump.
This week’s Trek Bastard was going to look back at the problems at a previous incarnation of Star Trek, but the problems of the present keep presenting themselves. As you may have heard, Star Trek: Discovery has been delayed again, moved off from its premiere perch of this coming May on CBS All Access to parts unknown. Even though the series is supposed to start shooting next week, CBS/Paramount has offered no new release date for the series, which the studio has been pushing for over a year now, and while on the one hand we may be able to appreciate a deliberate pace with development, we’ve all got to wonder if Discovery’s maybe gone off the rails. (more…)
Fans will have to wait longer for CBS‘s return to Star Trek on the small screen. Star Trek: Discovery won’t make the scheduled May premiere date. Reasons for the delay are not detailed, just the usual “What’s best for the series” vagueness. Star Trek: Discovery did cast an interesting and long time Star Trek character, Spock’s father Sarek. (more…)