STAR TREK: DISCOVERY
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.”