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The new Star Trek TV se­ries has a name – and it’s Dis­cov­ery. The title was re­vealed at a panel cel­e­brat­ing 50 years of Trek, where the ship that’ll give the show its name was also un­veiled via a flyby teaser reel. It’s a bit of a de­par­ture from the tra­di­tional Fed­er­a­tion craft, with echoes of Ralph McQuar­rie’s de­signs for an aborted ’70s Trek movie and, to our eyes, a hint of a Klin­gon Bird of Prey in the wings. It’ll be in­ter­est­ing to see what this means for the show, which some ru­mours have sug­gested will be set in the af­ter­math of Star Trek VI.

As for the hu­man side of the show, showrun­ner Bryan Fuller said that, “We’re telling sto­ries in a brand new way. We’re telling the story like a novel” – re­fer­ring to the fact the show will stream, and that one story will un­fold across an en­tire sea­son. He also told San Diego that he be­lieves part of the show’s mis­sion is to be in­clu­sive: “I feel like what the new se­ries has to do is con­tinue to be pro­gres­sive, con­tinue to push bound­aries. To con­tinue telling sto­ries in the legacy that Gene Rod­den­berry promised, which is giv­ing us hope for a fu­ture.”

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