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Star Trek: Discovery producers talk serialised storytelling, Klingons and Bryan Fuller

13 August 2017 4:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With the long-awaited premiere of Star Trek: Discovery now just a little over a month away, producer Akiva Goldsman and showrunners Aaron Harberts and Gretchen J. Berg have been chatting about the new series at the Television Critics Association press tour, discussing everything from the serialised storyline to initial involvement of previous showrunner Bryan Fuller, particularly with regards to overhauling the Klingons.

“You will find this to be far more than serialized than DS9 even in its last two seasons,” said Goldsman. “So this is by far, let me amend it, the most serialized version of Star Trek that has ever existed, and as such, it’s longform character storytelling. Without conflict, there is no longform character storytelling. Obviously, there’s a tremendous amount of conflict in Tos and there’s a lot of, sort of, aspirations towards the ideals of the Federation, and then we sort of made the »

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‘Star Trek: Discovery’: Everything You Need To Know About the Upcoming CBS All Access Series

3 August 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

As the first new “Star Trek” television series in over a decade, “Star Trek: Discovery” has gotten a lot of attention since it was first announced in November 2015.

There have been production delays and some behind-the-scenes drama – specifically, the departure of original showrunner Bryan Fuller. But fans are now finally on the verge of actually getting to see the sci-fi drama in action — there’s even a premiere date, which means it’s really happening.

Read More‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Cast and Crew: If You Don’t Understand Diversity, You Don’t Understand ‘Star Trek

Below, here’s everything that’s been revealed to date about what to expect from the upcoming CBS All Access series, from when and where it launches to the producers’ groundbreaking narrative choices.

Season 1 Has a Complicated Release Strategy

The first episode of “Star Trek: Discovery” officially premieres on Sunday, September 24 at 8:30 p.m. »

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‘Star Trek: Discovery’: Everything You Need To Know About the Upcoming CBS All Access Series

3 August 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

As the first new “Star Trek” television series in over a decade, “Star Trek: Discovery” has gotten a lot of attention since it was first announced in November 2015.

There have been production delays and some behind-the-scenes drama – specifically, the departure of original showrunner Bryan Fuller. But fans are now finally on the verge of actually getting to see the sci-fi drama in action — there’s even a premiere date, which means it’s really happening.

Read More‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Cast and Crew: If You Don’t Understand Diversity, You Don’t Understand ‘Star Trek

Below, here’s everything that’s been revealed to date about what to expect from the upcoming CBS All Access series, from when and where it launches to the producers’ groundbreaking narrative choices.

Season 1 Has a Complicated Release Strategy

The first episode of “Star Trek: Discovery” officially premieres on Sunday, September 24 at 8:30 p.m. Et on CBS (the actual network). At that same time, the episode will also be available on demand and on CBS All Access, and CBS All Access subscribers will be able to watch the second episode as well.

The first two episodes, according to CBS All Access President and COO Marc DeBevoise, “set up [the show] like a movie. They will serve to create the foundation of the story line for the series.”

Yes, viewers will need to subscribe to CBS All Access to watch the show as a whole. “Discovery” will run for eight episodes this fall before “Chapter 1” (that’s what CBS is calling the first half) ends, with “Chapter 2” picking up in January 2018. Essentially, it’s the sort of split-season approach viewers have seen before with shows like “Breaking Bad.”

“Discovery” Has No Connection With Chris Pine

Sorry for the nerd moment, but the recent feature film revival of “Star Trek” technically exists in a different timeline from the established “Trek” television universe. The events of the 2009 film established that every time you see Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto on screen, they’re part of what we call the “Kelvin-verse,” named after the spaceship destroyed in the opening minutes of the first film directed by J.J. Abrams.

“Discovery,” meanwhile, takes place 10 years before James T. Kirk became a Starfleet officer, but in the same timeline that “The Next Generation,” “Deep Space Nine,” and “Voyager” exist in. If this proves confusing, just think to yourself that movies and TV shows are different entities. Because, in this case, that’s true.

The Show’s Lead is a Female First Officer, and She’s Probably Met Spock

Meet Michael Burnham!

What we know about her so far: She’s human, and the “ward” of Ambassador Sarek (played here by James Frain), which means that she is technically the adopted sister of Sarek’s son Spock. The producers have been otherwise tightlipped on what Burnham’s relationship with Spock might be, beyond a “wait-and-see” messaging.

Burnham was raised on Vulcan, and considers Sarek a mentor. Her parents are dead, and Philippa Georgiou (Michelle Yeoh) is another mentor figure.  At Comic-Con, it was also mentioned that she graduated from the Vulcan Science Academy (no easy task) and is a rising star in Starfleet.

Martin-Green’s availability was mentioned as a factor in the show’s delay in launching — executive producer Alex Kurtzman told critics that the casting process “was a tough search.  And, you know, you’re always hoping for the perfect person to walk in the door, and we really did not want to set out until we knew we had what we needed, and we saw Sonequa… We saw her work, and we went, ‘She’s the one.'”

Unfortunately, Martin-Green was committed to “The Walking Dead” at that time, so according to Kurtzman, “we felt that that was another reason to wait.  And so, we did.”

Here’s Why Burnham’s First Name is Michael

According to co-showrunner Aaron Harberts, the name “Michael” was selected because of Fuller. “We’ve worked on many shows with Bryan, and it’s a motif. It’s his signature move to name his lead women with names that would typically be associated as male,” he said during the Television Critics Association press tour.

“An archangel is named Michael as well, and it just had a lot of potency for us,” he added.

Martin-Green had a strong take on that choice, saying that “I appreciated the sort of statement it makes all on its own to have this woman with this male name… I also just decided for my creation and for my background and whatnot that I was named after my father.” If we ever see Burnham’s father in flashbacks, know that his name is theoretically Michael.

The Cast is Crazy Diverse Beyond Its Lead

“Discovery’s” supporting cast includes Michelle Yeoh, Jason Isaacs, James FrainMaulik PancholySam VartholomeosDoug JonesAnthony RappChris ObiShazad LatifMary ChieffoJason IsaacsKenneth Mitchell, and Rekha Sharma.

Many of these actors are non-white and/or playing aliens, such as Jones as Saru, who is a member of a new alien race called the Kelpien. Kelpians are very tall and apparently have hooves — click here to see Jones demonstrate Saru’s very specific walk during the Comic-Con panel.

Yes, The Klingons Look Different

“Discovery” features not just new alien species, but new takes on established races. As IndieWire observed when the first trailer premiered, the physical representation of Klingons in “Star Trek” has never been consistent over the course of the franchise’s history, so it’s no surprise they look different yet again.

According to Harberts, the new look for the Klingons was deliberately driven by Fuller: “One of the things he really wanted to do was shake up the design of the Klingons, and one of the first things that he ever pitched to us when we were deciding whether or not to come on the show was his aesthetic for the Klingons and how important it was that they not be the thugs of the universe, that they be sexy and vital and different from what had come before.”

Harberts credited creature concept designer Neville Page and make-up department head Glenn Hetrick with working with Fuller on the Klingon design — it was just one of the elements that the producers pointed to as a sign that Fuller had had a lasting impact on the series.

“We honor what he did, and we love so much of what’s there, and much of what’s there… it came from his mind,” Kurtzman said.

“Discovery” Will Feature the First Gay “Trek” TV Romance

At Comic-Con, it was revealed that Rapp’s character, science officer Paul Stamets, would be in a relationship with the Discovery’s chief medical officer Hugh Culber, played by “My So-Called Life” star Wilson Cruz.

While the film “Star Trek Beyond” chose to reveal that Sulu (as played by John Cho) was in a committed relationship with a man, this is the first time a television series has not just depicted a gay character, but given him a fleshed-out romance. It’s one of the show’s most promising commitments to diversity.

This Is “The Most Serialized ‘Star Trek’ Ever”

According to executive producer Akiva Goldsman, “Discovery” will be more serialized than any other “Trek” series, and he held the first season of “Discovery” up against “Trek’s” previous experiments with ongoing storylines (most notably later seasons of “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” which featured multiple examples of multi-episode arcs).

This goes beyond a shift away from “Trek’s” pre-established “mission of the week” format — it has lead to a fundamental change in the “Trek” ethos. Decades ago, “Trek” established a reputation in its writers room for the concept that its central characters should not be flawed characters, that they should instead represent the best that humanity might have to offer on a week-to-week.

There have been exceptions to this principle — witness “Deep Space Nine’s” revolutionary choices, as just one example — but “Discovery” will deliberately veer away from this famous “Trek” tradition, established by original creator Gene Roddenberry, who wrote in the original “Next Generation” series bible that the show was about characters who “have been selected for this mission because of their ability to transcend their human failings.”

Roddenberry’s directive meant that “Trek” characters were supposed to be “above” interpersonal conflict, but that’s a concept that “Discovery” will be veering away from, as a result of its new format. “It’s longform character storytelling. And without conflict, there is no longform character storytelling,” Goldsman said.

Also, In “Star Trek: Discovery,” We Are At War

When “Discovery” begins, things aren’t great between the Klingons and the Federation, and thus the show will deal with some serious drama. “You know, war is the greatest conflict of all,” Martin-Green said, “It’s just about asking those deeply profound questions of “Who am I, and who are you, and how do I relate to you? How do we live with each other? How do we make acculturation a two‑way exchange, rather than me dominating you or you dominating me?”

Goldsman explained: “We are in a time of war, and we are trying to find out who we are as a Federation and as a coalition of peoples in the face of adversity.  So it is entirely the outcome role of the show to arrive at the principles — the utopian principles that I think are endemic to ‘Star Trek,’ and at the same time not to suggest that doing that is simple or easy. You can’t simply be accepting and tolerant without working for it, and so this show is about that struggle, and we are really insanely proud of that attempt on our part.”

Star Trek” Will Always Be About Optimism, Even At Its Darkest Moments

Kurtzman mused that “Discovery” still aimed to pay true to classic “Trek’s” legacy. “I think the defining characteristic of Mr. Roddenberry’s universe is its optimism, as everybody on this panel has discussed, the belief that we can do better; the belief that we can connect; the belief that species and people around the entire galaxy can figure out a way to exist in the Federation; and that wars, if they have to be fought, can be stopped.  And we talk about that all the time,” he said.

Goldsman noted in regards to the show’s commitment to inclusion that “we take it really seriously. I mean, for us, ‘Star Trek’ is deeply meaningful. It doesn’t mean we are not going to tell stories that people who don’t like ‘Star Trek’ or have never seen ‘Star Trek’ won’t enjoy, but what you have up here is a lot of folks who can find a TV show [to be] wish fulfillment, can find it close to their calling.  It may sound absurd, but it’s true for us, and we are delighted about it.”

Star Trek: Discovery” premieres on CBS All Access September 24. 

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Star Trek: Discovery gets eleven new character posters

2 August 2017 4:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With Star Trek: Discovery set to premiere next month, eleven new character posters have arrived online for the new CBS All Access series; check them out here…

See Also: Bryan Fuller on his Star Trek: Discovery exit and original plans for an anthology series

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. The series will feature a new ship, new characters and new missions, while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers.

Star Trek: Discovery premieres on September 24th on CBS and on September 25th on Netflix. Featuring in the cast are Sonequa Martin-Green (Lieutenant Commander Michael Burnham) are Jason Isaacs (Captain Lorca), Michelle Yeoh (Captain Georgiou), Chris Obi (T »

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Bryan Fuller on his Star Trek: Discovery exit and original plans for an anthology series

1 August 2017 2:22 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Having initially been brought on board to develop and serve as showrunner on CBS’ new series Star Trek: Discovery, Bryan Fuller exited the project this past October.

During an interview with EW, Fuller shared a few words on his departure from the series, stating that: “I got to dream big. I was sad for a week and then I salute the ship and compartmentalize my experience.”

Fuller also revealed that his original idea was to create several serialized anthology shows beginning with Discovery, and taking us through the eras of The Original Series and The Next Generation, before moving ahead to a time yet to be seen in the Trek franchise.

“The original pitch was to do for science-fiction what American Horror Story had done for horror,” Fuller says. “It would platform a universe of Star Trek shows.”

See Also: Star Trek: Discovery will be “hard PG-13”, but no nudity »

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Star Trek: Discovery will be “hard PG-13”, but no nudity

31 July 2017 9:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Star Trek: Discovery will be going where no Trek series has gone before this September as it returns to the small screen on the streaming service CBS All Access, free of the restrictions of broadcast television. Which means, according to showrunners Aaron Harberts and Gretchen J. Berg, that Discovery will be going “hard PG-13”, although it will still strive to be family friendly.

“Every writer’s impulse when you get to work on the streaming shows with no parameters is to go crazy,” Harberts said in an interview with EW. “But then you look at things like: How does nudity play on Trek? Eh, it feels weird. How does a lot of [profanity] on Trek? Not so great. Are there moments where it merits it that we’re trying to push here and there? I would say we’re trying to push more by having the type of complicated messed-up characters »

- Amie Cranswick

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New images from Star Trek: Discovery featuring Michelle Yeoh and Sonequa Martin-Green

27 July 2017 4:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With less than two months to go until the season premiere of Star Trek: Discovery, Netflix has released three new images from the upcoming sci-fi series featuring Michelle Yeoh’s Captain Georgiou and Sonequa Martin-Green’s Lieutenant Commander Michael Burnham’; take a look below…

See Also: Watch the Sdcc trailer for Star Trek: Discovery here

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. The series will feature a new ship, new characters and new missions, while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers.

Star Trek: Discovery premieres on September 24th on CBS and on September 25th on Netflix. Featuring in the cast are Sonequa Martin-Green (Lieutenant Commander Michael Burnham) are »

- Amie Cranswick

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Star Trek: Discovery gets a new trailer, and Spock gets a new stepsister

22 July 2017 4:25 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Coinciding with its panel at the San Diego Comic-Con International today, we’ve got a brand new trailer for Star Trek: Discovery, the latest chapter of the iconic sci-fi franchise; check it out here…

See Also: Star Trek: Discovery teasers showcase Original Series-era technology

Meanwhile, during the panel, it was revealed that Sonequa Martin-Green’s First Officer Michael Burnham is the adopted daughter of Spock’s father Sarek, with producer Alex Kurtzman promising an explanation, stating that: “We’re aware that Spock’s stepsister is not canon. Be patient with us.”

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. The series will feature a new ship, new characters and new missions, while embracing the same ideology and hope for the »

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Star Trek: Discovery teasers showcase Original Series-era technology

20 July 2017 6:10 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In the build up to this Saturday’s panel at the San Diego Comic-Con International, CBS has unveiled three teasers for the upcoming TV series Star Trek: Discovery, showcasing the Original Series-era phaser, communicator and insignia; check them out here…

See Also: Star Trek: Discovery producer on honoring the spirit of The Original Series

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Star Trek: Discovery will follow the voyages of Starfleet on their missions to discover new worlds and new lifeforms, and one Starfleet »

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Idw to launch Star Trek: Discovery comic book

19 July 2017 2:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Idw has announced that it is set to expand its line of Star Trek titles with a new comic book series based upon the upcoming CBS All Access TV series Star Trek: Discovery, from the creative team of Mike Johnson, Kirsten Beyer and Tony Shasteen.

“Warp into adventure with this new comic book series that ties into the new Star Trek television show premiering in late September on CBS All Access in the U.S., the Space channel in Canada and Netflix throughout the rest of the world,” reads Idw’s announcement (via Bleeding Cool). “Details remain secretive so we can’t show you covers yet, but we can tell you that you won’t want to miss this very special Klingon-centric series. Be prepared for action, adventure, and Star Trek at its best!”

See Also: Star Trek: Discovery producer on honoring the spirit of The Original Series

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Star Trek: Discovery producer on honoring the spirit of The Original Series

17 July 2017 12:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We’re just a couple of months away from Star Trek’s return to the small screen as CBS prepares to launch the brand new series Star Trek: Discovery, and producer Alex Kurtzman has been chatting to CNET about honoring the “spirit” of Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek: The Original Series.

“If you are a fan of Trek you are going to see a lot of things which hearken back to the original series and elements of the original series…I’m not just talking plot, but the spirit of what that show was. We are going to be revisiting a couple of things on Star Trek: Discovery that I think people are going to find familiar. Without spoiling anything we are adhering to a timeline and sticking to the rules, but also I think finding some new areas and avenues that have only been alluded to, but never fully explored. »

- Gary Collinson

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Star Trek: Discovery showrunners tease story, Jonathan Frakes joins as director

2 July 2017 5:57 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With Star Trek: Discovery set to beam onto TV sets this September, showrunners Aaron Harberts and Gretchen J. Berg have been chatting to EW about the story for the hotly-anticipated series, and while they were reluctant to give too much away, they did reveal that Sonequa Martin-Green’s Michael Burnham is the first human to have attended the Vulcan Science Academy.

“Burnham spent a lot of time on Vulcan, but she’s human,” said Harberts. “Sarek [Spock’s father, played by James Frain] plays an important role in her life, which has been completely planned until she makes a very difficult choice that sends her life on a very different path. When we meet her, she’s the First Officer on the Starship Shenzhou [captained by Philippa Georgiou, played by Michelle Yeoh]. And Burnham’s choice that we’re alluding to is most difficult choice you can make — it affects her, affects Starfleet, affects the Federation, it affects the entire universe. That choice leads her to a different ship, »

- Gary Collinson

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Star Trek: Discovery: Jonathan Frakes to Direct an Episode in Season 1

27 June 2017 9:36 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

We’re not sure that Jonathan Frakes was Star Trek: Discovery‘s Number One choice to direct an episode, but it’s safe to say he was pretty high up there.

The Star Trek: The Next Generation star will helm an hour of the CBS All Access sci-fi drama, EW.com reports.

Frakes played the dashing Commander William T. Riker in the late-1980s/early-’90s iteration of the Trek franchise. His directing credits include LeverageCastleBurn Notice, NciS: Los Angeles and The Librarians, as well as an episode of Fox’s upcoming Trek spoof The Orville. Frakes also directed eight episodes of Tng, »

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Star Trek: Discovery image showcases new transporter room, Sonequa Martin-Green discusses the diverse cast

22 June 2017 1:36 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Yesterday we got our first look at Jason Isaacs’ Captain Lorca from Star Trek: Discovery, and now EW has released another image which gives us a look at the very different transporter room we’ll be seeing on board the U.S.S. Shenzhou. Take a look at the image here which features First Officer Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) and Captain Philippa Georgiou (Michelle Yeoh), along with the back of Doug Jones’ alien character Lt. Saru…

Meanwhile, the outlet also spoke to Martin-Green about those fans who have criticised the show for its extremely diverse cast, with the actress responding that:

” I would encourage them to key into the essence and spirit of Star Trek that has made it the legacy it is — and that’s looking across the way to the person sitting in front of you and realizing you are the same, that they are not separate from you, and we are all one,” said Martin-Green. “That’s something Star Trek has always upheld and I completely believe that is why it’s been a mainstay in society in the hearts of so many people for so many decades. I would encourage them to look past their opinions and social conditioning and key into what we’re doing here — which is telling a story about humanity that will hopefully bring us all together.”

“And it’s hard to understand and appreciate Star Trek if you don’t understand and appreciate [Gene Roddenberry’s multicultural vision for the show],” she continued. “It’s one of the foundational principles of Star Trek and I feel if you miss that then you miss the legacy itself. I’m incredibly proud to be the lead of this show and be at the forefront of an iteration of Star Trek that’s from the eyes of a black woman that’s never been done before, though obviously there’s been other forms of diversity that have been innovated by Trek. I feel like we’re taking another step forward, which I think all stories should do. We should go boldly where nobody has gone before and stay true to that.”

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. The series will feature a new ship, new characters and new missions, while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers.

Star Trek: Discovery premieres on September 24th on CBS and on September 25th on Netflix. Featuring in the cast are Sonequa Martin-Green (Lieutenant Commander Michael Burnham) are Jason Isaacs (Captain Lorca), Michelle Yeoh (Captain Georgiou), Chris Obi (T’Kuvma), Doug Jones (Saru), James Frain (Sarek), Terry Serpico (Anderson), Maulik Pancholy (Nambue), Anthony Rapp (Stamets), Mary Wiseman (Tilly), Mary Chieffo (L-Rell), Shazad Latif (Lieutenant Tyler), Rekha Sharma (Commander Mitchell), Kenneth Mitchell (Kol), Clare McConnell (Dennas), Damon Runyan (Ujilli) and Rainn Wilson (Harry Mudd). »

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Star Trek Discovery: First Look Image of Jason Isaacs as Captain Gabriel Lorca revealed

22 June 2017 3:19 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Zehra Phelan

A first look image of Jason Isaac as Captain Gabriel Lorca in the forthcoming Star Trek Discovery has emerged without even Isaac cracking a smile – Looks like this is going to be one character that’s going to be hard to warm to.

Related: Star Trek Discovery News

Isaac’s Gabriel Lorca is said to be a brilliant military tactician, an ice cold character whose, seated position within the image looks slightly rigid and uncomfortable. The suit provides the rigid outlook of our new captain with a blurred look at the Bridge of U.S.S. Discovery in the background.

Also Netflix recently announced the UK premiere date, of the 25th of September for the new Star Trek adventure, almost exactly 30 years to the day since The Next Generation first aired. New episodes of the show will be available every Monday to view. The first eight episodes will run until November in the UK, the second half, consisting of seven episodes, starting in January 2018.  The show will begin airing in the United States on the 2 September on CBS. The first two episodes will then be made available on CBS All Access for Us viewers, with subsequent episodes being uploaded on the streaming service weekly.

The show’s cast includes James Frain as Spock’s famed Vulcan Father Sarek, Jason Isaac is Captain Lorca, Sonequa Martin as Commander Burham, Michelle Yeoh as Captain Georgiou, Shazad Latif will now star as Lieutenant Tyler, a Starfleet officer in the Federation. Rekha Sharma will star as Commander Landry, the security officer of the Starship Discovery. Kenneth Mitchell will star as Kol, a commanding officer in the Klingon Empire. Clare McConnell will star as Dennas, a leader in the Klingon Empire. Damon Runyan will star as Ujilli, a leader in the Klingon Empire.

Back in March, HeyUGuys’ very own Dave Sztypuljak had the chance to the speak to the former Harry Potter star at the launch of the Forbidden Forest at Warner Bros studio Tour. He asked What it was like to be cast in the role and what we can expect from his character in Star Trek Discovery, obviously not one for giving anything away all he could muster was a “No Idea” – watch the video below for his answer.

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First look at Jason Isaacs’ Captain Lorca in Star Trek: Discovery

21 June 2017 4:45 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following yesterday’s premiere date news, Entertainment Weekly has now released a new image from Star Trek: Discovery, which offers a first look at Harry Potter star Jason Isaacs as Gabriel Lorca, captain of the U.S.S. Discovery, who is described as “a brilliant military tactician [and] steely Federation Starship Captain.”

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. The series will feature a new ship, new characters and new missions, while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers.

You can watch the first trailer for Star Trek: Discovery here, and take a look at a poster and images here.

Star Trek: Discovery premieres on September 24th on CBS and on September 25th on Netflix. Featuring in the cast are Sonequa Martin-Green (Lieutenant Commander Michael Burnham) are Jason Isaacs (Captain Lorca), Michelle Yeoh (Captain Georgiou), Chris Obi (T’Kuvma), Doug Jones (Saru), James Frain (Sarek), Terry Serpico (Anderson), Maulik Pancholy (Nambue), Anthony Rapp (Stamets), Mary Wiseman (Tilly), Mary Chieffo (L-Rell), Shazad Latif (Lieutenant Tyler), Rekha Sharma (Commander Mitchell), Kenneth Mitchell (Kol), Clare McConnell (Dennas), Damon Runyan (Ujilli) and Rainn Wilson (Harry Mudd). »

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‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Finally Has a Premiere Date, But Will Take Even Longer to Release All Episodes

19 June 2017 8:55 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Star Trek: Discovery” has been beset by a number of delays throughout its development and production, but at long last, we now know when the series will premiere.

CBS announced that the latest entry into the “Star Trek” franchise will debut on Sunday, Sept. 24 at 8:30 p.m. Et on CBS (time approximate after NFL football and “60 Minutes”) and its streaming service CBS All Access. The second episode will then immediately be available on-demand on CBS All Access.

The show’s 15 episodes will roll out on CBS All Access in two waves: The first eight episodes will roll out weekly on Sundays through early Nov. 5. At that point, the show will go on hiatus and then resume with the remaining seven episodes in January.

Read More: ‘Star Trek: DiscoveryTrailer Analysis: Turnham Is a Badass and 8 Other Things We Learned

Unlike CBS All Access’ first original scripted series “The Good Fight, »

- Hanh Nguyen

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‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Finally Has a Premiere Date, But Will Take Even Longer to Release All Episodes

19 June 2017 8:55 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Star Trek: Discovery” has been beset by a number of delays throughout its development and production, but at long last, we now know when the series will premiere.

CBS announced that the latest entry into the “Star Trek” franchise will debut on Sunday, Sept. 24 at 8:30 p.m. Et on CBS (time approximate after NFL football and “60 Minutes”) and its streaming service CBS All Access. The second episode will then immediately be available on-demand on CBS All Access.

The show’s 15 episodes will roll out on CBS All Access in two waves: The first eight episodes will roll out weekly on Sundays through early Nov. 5. At that point, the show will go on hiatus and then resume with the remaining seven episodes in January.

Read More: ‘Star Trek: DiscoveryTrailer Analysis: Turnham Is a Badass and 8 Other Things We Learned

Unlike CBS All Access’ first original scripted series “The Good Fight, »

- Hanh Nguyen

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Star Trek: Discovery Premiere Date Is At Long Last Announced

19 June 2017 8:54 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Nearly 20 months after initially getting a green light, Star Trek: Discovery finally has a launch date.

VideosStar Trek: Discovery Trailer: Watch First Footage From CBS All Access Series

CBS announced on Monday that the long-delayed reboot will premiere on Sunday, Sept. 24 at 8:30/7:30c on both the network and its streaming arm CBS All Access. Subsequent episodes will drop every Sunday only on CBS All Access, with the second episode available the same night as the premiere.

Meanwhile, Discovery‘s 15-episode rookie-season roll-out will follow The Walking Dead model, with the first eight episodes running in the fall (through Sunday, »

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Alex Kurtzman says Star Trek: Discovery retains Bryan Fuller’s vision, explains reasons for delays

15 June 2017 2:35 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In 2016, CBS announced that Star Trek would be returning to the small screen with the brand new series, tapping Bryan Fuller – whose early writing credits included episodes of Deep Space Nine and Voyager – to serve as showrunner for Star Trek: Discovery.

Sadly for many fans, Fuller was forced to drop out of the series due to his commitments to American Gods, but executive producer Alex Kurtzman has revealed to Collider that his vision for the show remains intact.

“No absolutely there are footprints left on the show. Someone once described Bryan to me as a unicorn and that’s just the truth. He’s a one of a kind writer. He’s just unbelievably brilliant and I really, really loved working with him and I loved seeing the way that his mind worked. Bryan was very involved in American Gods and I think that the scope and scale of what »

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