During CBS’s Upfront presentation this week, one of the big reveals was the first actual look anyone’s gotten at the long-in-development Star Trek Discovery, aka the first attempt in years to revitalize the Trek brand on the small screen. It takes place ten years before the events of the original series and stars The Walking Dead’s Sonequa Martin-Green. CBS was gracious enough to put the trailer that the press saw online. It’s getting mixed reactions. See what you think….
Did you like it? And if you do, did you like it enough to pay for it? Because that’s what CBS wants you to do; Discovery will be part of their CBS All Access streaming service. Only the pilot episode will air on the network. There will also be an aftershow available called — what else — Talking Trek. Personally, I don’t think aftershows really work unless they air on TV, right after a new episode. In this instance you could watch the NEXT new episode or you could watch people yammer about the previous one for an hour. No one will choose the latter option.
Believe it or not we STILL don’t know what day this show is set to premiere. At least “This Fall” is an actual release window; until now no one’s even known that. All 15 episodes of Star Trek Discovery’s first season will premiere on CBS All Access during the 2017-2018 season.