Like many other Star Trek fans, we at the Gadget Helpline are eagerly awaiting the brand new web-only series Star Trek: Discovery. But brace for impact, as its been reported that the show has now been postponed from its original January launch date and now won’t actually debut until May 2017.
Star Trek: Discovery’s U.S streaming channel CBS All Access broke the news suggesting the delay is due to “the creative team’s belief that this will give the show the appropriate time for delivery of the highest-quality, premium edition of the first new Star Trek television series in more than a decade.”
The statement on StarTrek.com goes on to read:
“Bringing Star Trek back to television carries a responsibility and mission: to connect fans and newcomers alike to the series that has fed our imaginations since childhood,” executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Bryan Fuller said in a joint statement. “We aim to dream big and deliver, and that means making sure the demands of physical and post-production for a show that takes place entirely in space, and the need to meet an air date, don’t result in compromised quality. Before heading into production, we evaluated these realities with our partners at CBS and they agreed: Star Trek deserves the very best, and these extra few months will help us achieve a vision we can all be proud of.”
The new show will feature the U.S.S Discovery as its flagship vessel as well as “New Crews. New Villains. New Heroes. New Worlds” and it was recently revealed that Star Trek: Discovery will be set 10 years before the original series which had Kirk, Spock, McCoy et al, aboard the Starship Enterprise. The ship and title were recently revealed in a sneak preview trailer and Netflix will carry the rights to air the show in 188 countries outside of the U.S, with each episode appearing a day after first streaming on CBS All Access and the CBS Television Network.