TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - July 25, 2017
The more things change in Star Trek, the more things stay the same. While the feature film franchise has finally relegated the Klingons to a vague threat rather than the villains of every movie, the new series Star Trek: Discovery appears to have picked up that torch and run with it. In the words of Captain Kirk in Star Trek XII: So Very Tired, "Again with the Klingons."
In all seriousness, Star Trek: Discovery looks like it's going to be an otherwise solid entry in the Trek canon, and with a creative team behind it that includes such Trek luminaries as Nicholas Meyer and Bryan Fuller, it's got a lot of promise. I do wish that we could put the Klingons to bed for a bit, but I know that's Star Trek's bread and butter. It would be like doing a Star Wars movie without Darth Vader, heaven forbid.
Perhaps the most interesting thing about Star Trek: Discovery is that it will be the first Star Trek series to be available exclusively on a streaming video platform rather than on television via a network or syndication. The series premiere will debut on CBS, but the entire series will only be available to subscribers of CBS All Access, the new streaming platform launched by, you guessed it, CBS. I'm curious to see how that will go over with Trekkers, and whether there are enough of us willing to shell out $60 a year for the "Limited Commercials Plan."
Star Trek: Discovery debuts on September 24.