Star Trek: Discovery, the first Star Trek television series in more than twelve years, is less than a month away and has plenty of questions and concerns.
Discovery is set ten years before the time of Kirk and Spock as the Federation and the Klingon Empire are in the midst of a cold war that could become a full-blown war.
Probably the biggest change between Discovery and the shows that came before it is the executive officer will be the lead character and not the ship’s Captain. Something I’m not completely sold on yet, at least on paper. The other issue with Discovery is the idea that the show is set in the original timeline, but has all the looks of the “Kelvin” timeline or Abrams universe.
Don’t get me wrong I would have no issues if the show were to be set in the “Kelvin” timeline, but to say its set in the original timeline and give it an appearance of the “Kelvin” could turn some viewers off.
At this moment I’m open and very much willing to give Discovery every chance to win me over, but it will have to have a wow factor right out of the gate to help push me in the right direction
The series premiere will also be available on-demand on CBS All Access and the second episode of the series will be available on the service that same night (Sept. 24) immediately following the broadcast premiere.
After premiere night, all new episodes will be available on-demand weekly exclusively for CBS All Access subscribers in the U.S. The first eight episodes will run from, September 24 through Sunday, November 5. The season will then resume with the second chapter debuting in January 2018.
SYNOPSIS – Star Trek: Discovery
Set in the Prime Timeline, the USS Discovery NCC-1031 and the USS Shenzhou explore the galaxy, 10 years before Kirk takes command of the Enterprise NCC-1701 (TOS).
STAR TREK: DISCOVERY will follow the voyages of Starfleet on their missions to discover new worlds and new lifeforms, and one Starfleet officer who must learn that to truly understand all things alien, you must first understand yourself.
Voq (unknown actor) – “Touched by fate and fire. He is Voq”
T’Kuvma (Chris Obi) – “The ruthless unifier”
L’Rell (Mary Chieffo) – “Battle Deck Commander of the Klingons, L’Rell.”
Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) – “The first officer”
Captain Phillipa Georgiou (Michelle Yeoh) – “The Leader”
Captain Gabriel Lorca (Jason Isaacs) – “Captain of the USS Discovery”
Lt. Saru (Doug Jones) – “The Kelpian”
Lt. Paul Stamets (Anthony Rapp) – “The brilliant science officer”
Lt. Ash Tyler (Shazad Latif) – “The Soldier”
Cadet Tilly (Mary Wiseman) – “The loyal cadet”
Sarek (James Frain) – “The Vulcan ambassador”
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