'Star Trek: Discovery' finally gets launch date

Star Trek Discovery Premiere Date

Courtesy of CBS Star Trek Discovery Premiere Date Is At Long Last Announced By Michael Ausiello June 19 2017 8:54 AM PDT 4

The television series has been spun off, rebooted and adapted for the big screen, and returns to television 50 years after it first premiered.

New episodes will continue to be made available to Netflix UK subscribers every Monday, less than 24 hours after they initially stream state-side on CBS All Access.

"Discovery" was originally set to launch CBS All Access in January 2017, but the hotly anticipated series has been repeatedly delayed. "Discovery" is a prequel with events taking place ten years before what fans saw on the original 1966 "Star Trek" series.

Star Trek: Discovery's premiere explains CBS' recent fall premiere dates announcement. However, the new Starfleet will be "embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers", according to CBS.

It's clear that CBS doesn't have an very bad lot of faith in the show: its Sunday night premiere comes immediately after an NFL doubleheader, with the implication being that the network hopes that after hours of football, most audiences will be too lazy or drunk to change the channel.

The series will have 15 episodes and consist of two chapters.

Other characters who will play important roles in the series are James Frain as Spock's father Sarek, Terry Serpico as Admiral Anderson and Michelle Yeoh as captain of the U.S.S. Shenzhou.

However, we might see the first episode of Star Trek: Discovery on network TV, at least that is what has been rumored.

Star Trek: Discovery was created by Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman. (This date was established as canon during Star Trek: Voyager).

"American Gods" showrunner Bryan Fuller will be credited as an executive producer on the sci-fi show, but his involvement is limited. The newest Star Trek series will debut on September 24, 2017.

Essentially, what this means is that there are clearly tons of discussions happening in the Star Trek: Discovery writers' room as to what will and won't work within the established canon.

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