Geekery: Star Trek – Discovery Sneak Peek

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After a series of set backs the series is finally in production and CBS is giving us a glimpse…

The project lost its showrunner back in October, and its premiere date has been moved threes times. It’s been a rocky start, but the bridge is being built and production is under way.

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They’ve been slowly getting cast announcements out over the last few months – there’s some real talent here.

On the not so good side: it doesn’t look like they made any modifications to the new ship. It wasn’t received well when it debuted ac SDCC last year.

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We can hope that all of the delays and changes have been made to make the series better, and that the rumors of a more racy Trek are unfounded. I can take action-Trek… not so sure about sexy times Trek. Let’s leave that for fanfic, eh?

What do you think? Do you still care about this project, or are you done with it?

  • SonoftheMountain

    Still worried they will be so focused on making a social statement to the detriment of the story

    • Sparti67

      Could not agree more. Next Generation really got bogged down in that. I enjoyed Enterprise, but I think by that time everyone had Star Trek fatigue and the show didn’t do as well as it should have. Deep Space 9 will always be my favorite. It’s first two seasons were not the greatest, but after that it really picked up.

    • Drpx

      Pretty much inevitable, ST has a long history of using sci-fi to make social commentary (the black/white and white/black aliens come to mind). It’s not a bad thing in itself as long the message is nuanced, tastefully delivered and not heavy-handed to the point of self-parody.

      But who am I kidding? We’re probably going to see an orange Ferengi with a yellow Tribble on his head try to scam the Federation by promising to “Make Earth Great Again.”

      Then the Borg will take over social media. #Resistanceisfutile.

      • Thomas Gardiner

        The message in Star Trek wasn’t subtle at all. It repeatedly bashed you over the head with it. It screamed its message from the rooftops. It was unapologetically liberal and made by unapologetic liberals.

        Seems that people wouldn’t be wary or unhappy if they’d made the exact same show with a white male captain like Kirk. Surprise, surprise.

    • Ravingbantha

      That’s all Star Trek really ever was. Roddenberry created the show to promote the idea of a socialist/Marxist utopia in which religion was no longer a thing.

      • Kevin Maloney

        You say that like it’s a bad thing.

        • Ravingbantha

          No I didn’t, that may be how you interpreted it based on your own feelings. I simply stated his original intent. If Marxism worked out the way Roddenberry in visioned it, I think more people would embrace it.

          • Kevin Maloney

            *Was being sarcastic*

  • TheWanderingJewels

    well they can break away from the utopia rubbish and try to focus on people who might have those principals running up against a harsh universe. it would make it interesting

  • Jonathan B.

    Star Trek needs a good dose of Firefly to make it relevant again.

  • BrianAWC

    Assuming CBS/Paramount is sticking to their guns about requiring a subscription to watch this and other “premium” shows…I’ll never watch it.

  • cuda1179

    I don’t know why you think the ship design hasn’t changed. At 40 seconds into the video they show a new ship design that looks pretty good. I doubt that they will put that original POS ship next to that beautiful vessel.

  • Shawn

    Sorry, but having a bit of action in Star Trek makes it more interestin then having an episode saved by a teenage genius, a medical hologram, or having peaceful talks all the time. And ignoring all the races of the Alpha Quadrant for every Star Trek except ToS and Enterprise.

  • Thomas Gardiner

    One day, there’ll be a show with a multi-racial, diverse cast that isn’t met with accusations of being “liberal propaganda” or somesuch.

    One day.

    • TheWanderingJewels

      Given the state of the Novels of late…that’s not happening any time soon. You can make a drinking game out of how many ‘liberal propaganda’ items you find in each novel these days. But only if you hate your liver

      • Thomas Gardiner

        Yeah, I was taking a shot at the d-bags who accuse everything of being “propaganda” because *gasp* it has women or non-white people or, god forbid, it grapples with a social issue.

        Right wingers love to rant about “liberal snowflakes,” then they go nuts because Mass Effect has women in it or Star Trek’s new captain is an Asian woman, or because Batman had an issue about racialised police brutality.

        • TheWanderingJewels

          that never really occoured to me. The Honor Harrington novel series does treat both sexes pretty equally. But it doesn’t really have pet causes which can annoy people greatly. it’s pretty much the 100 years war in space

  • dinodoc

    Captain Georgiou is more competent than Janeway, yes?

  • Kritarion

    I still wish we would have gone forward to explore new stuff instead of going back. Going to pre-Kirk times means everything majorly significant that could happen, we already know.

    But I will still watch it when it hits Netflix, because it is Star Trek.

  • cudgel

    That ship looks like its part klingon.