Several weeks ago, we told you about the announcement of a new Star Trek TV series being produced at CBS. Over the Comic Con weekend, CBS showed off a short video revealing the U.S.S. Discovery NCC-1031.
Check it out:
Well this is certainly different. For one, the brassy color scheme and triangular body are unlike its Enterprise predecessors. Some fans pointed out that the ship actually resembles a more Klingon or Romulan design. Normally, I’d wonder if perhaps this ship was designed for infiltration, but it’s clearly NOT an actual Klingon or Romulan vessel, and literally has the name “USS Discovery” printed in big letters across the top.
So what’s up with the design? I09 speculates that the Discovery is actually modeled after Ralph McQuarrie’s unused design he created for the never-made Star Trek Planet of the Titans. However, the executive producers have indicated that the exterior design is not yet final and could be subject to change.
They’re also still being very tight-lipped about the story, characters, and timeline. Some fans speculated that Discovery will be set between Next Generation and Star Trek VI, but executive producer Bryan Fuller denied that. What he did reveal was that because the show will be available via streaming services, it will not be held to network broadcast standards. Don’t get your hopes up for nudity and adult language though. Fuller doesn’t think they suit the Star Trek aesthetic. He did imply there will likely be opportunities to “revisit” known characters. But without a set timeline, that could mean anyone. I hope it’s Q. Please let it be Q!
Star Trek Discovery will launch on CBS All Access and Netflix in January 2017.
When do you think this series will take place, and which characters do you hope they will revisit? Let us know in the comments!
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