CBS’ Full Access newest show, the much delayed and maligned Star Trek Discovery has easily become the brunt of numerous Internet jokes, due to pushed back release dates and the overly and overt progressive nature of the show. Originally supposed to debut in January of 2017, the show has been pushed back, again, to fall of 2017.

Now a producer has explained why the show has been delayed.

In an interview with Collider , co-creator and executive producer Alex Kurtzman shared details about Star Trek: Discovery, its status, and what caused the long delay:

“We postponed our schedule because the truth is we did not want to put out something that was subpar, and as the vision expanded we started feeling like we weren’t gonna be able to deliver the scope and the scale that was on the page. And CBS was extremely supportive in saying, ‘Okay you know what, this is streaming, it’s not like we have to beat out right away, let’s do the best version of this, Trek is too important for all of us.’”

Star Trek Discovery features a cast that’s led by Sonequa Martin-Green, Michelle Yeoh, Rainn Wilson and Jason Isaacs.


My take: they can’t get it right and are unsure of the material being presented. I’ll bet you it’ll get canceled after a season or two. Besides, enough of the pre-Enterprise Star Trek anyway. Tell us what happens next after Star Trek Voyager. and no more gay characters for the sake of gay characters. Let the story flow organically, not forced like a Comintern directive. Really, the show has become far less about exploring space than using a popular platform to disperse a progressive agenda. Enough already.