Not exactly big news, as we knew pretty much for sure the Star Trek Discovery would air some time this year, after one delay after another. Showrunner Alex Kurtzman says the delays are to make the show as cinematic as possible, with respect to the budgetary constraints, but I’m not sold. After all, this is the guy who gave us The Mummy, Transformers Revenge of the Fallen, and the new and terrible theatrical Star Trek reboot. He’s a mediocre writer at best, and a questionable director under the best of circumstances.
Regardless, questions surround this new series, which seems intent on filling its roster with women of color, a way of “progressifying” the Star Trek universe, even though the show is aimed at white males ages 14 – 50, or so. It also, as I understand it, features homosexual couples, which is all the rage right now, along with interracial relationships. Can’t wan’t till NAMBLA and the people-who-want-to-have-sex-with-their-pets get their own television shows. Because progress matters.
Check out the Tweet below wherein the finalized airdate is given, if you still care:
— Star Trek: Discovery (@startrekcbs) June 19, 2017
Discovery takes place ten years before the events of the original 1960s Star Trek TV series and stars The Walking Dead vet Sonequa Martin-Green as Michael Burnham, a Starfleet Lt. Commander whose career is on the rise, even against the backdrop of the ongoing Cold War between the Federation and the Klingon Empire. Michelle Yeah costars in the series as Michael’s superior and mentor-figure, Captain Georgiou, while Jason Isaacs plays Captain Lorca – the fellow who actually commands the eponymous spaceship Discovery.
My take, as if the above wasn’t enough: I hope it fails.