Sunday, July 24, 2016

CBS All Access Series STAR TREK: DISCOVERY Announced at SDCC 2016

The USS Discovery has made her initial test flight at San Diego.

During yesterday's Star Trek 50th Anniversary panel at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2016, moderator Bryan Fuller revealed the name and first look at the ship for Star Trek: Discovery, the new Star Trek series debuting first on CBS and then moving over to the digital platform CBS All Access for the remaining 12 episodes.

Stars from previous Star Trek series were on hand for the big reveal, including William Shatner (Star Trek), Brent Spiner and Michael Dorn (Star Trek: The Next Generation), Jeri Ryan (Star Trek: Voyager), and Scott Bakula (Star Trek: Enterprise).

Star Trek: Discovery will be overseen by Fuller as showrunner, along with Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin, Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry's son Rod Roddenberry, and Trevor Roth also executive producing.  David Semel will direct the pilot.

The series will take place primarily on the USS Discovery (NCC-1031) and will have new characters to the Star Trek universe seeking new worlds and new civilizations, while exploring the franchise's signature contemporary themes.

A one-minute, 15-second teaser for the new series also debuted during the panel, showing the Discovery launching from what appears to be a hollowed-out asteroid orbiting a planet. The new gold-plated ship resembles concept art from Ralph McQuarrie, artist on the original Star Wars film, that was made for a Star Trek movie in 1976-77 that failed to happen.

If you'd like to check out the teaser for Star Trek: Discovery, you can view it below thanks to the official Star Trek account on YouTube...

Star Trek: Discovery is currently scheduled to premiere on CBS in January 2017, with the next 12 episodes airing on CBS All Access.

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