Well, after almost a year of build-up to January’s launch of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY on CBS All Access, the broadcaster announced today that the new series will now be leaving spacedock next May – and that the previously-announced spinoff of The Good Wife will instead be the first original series on the streaming platform, next February.

The decision was made to push out DISCOVERY at the request of the production team headed by Bryan Fuller, the network detailed, in a joint statement by the showrunner and co-executive producer Alex Kurtzman.

“Bringing ‘Star Trek’ back to television carries a responsibility and mission: to connect fans and newcomers alike to the series that has fed our imaginations since childhood,” said executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Bryan Fuller.

“We aim to dream big and deliver, and that means making sure the demands of physical and post-production for a show that takes place entirely in space, and the need to meet an air date, don’t result in compromised quality.

Before heading into production, we evaluated these realities with our partners at CBS and they agreed: ‘Star Trek’ deserves the very best, and these extra few months will help us achieve a vision we can all be proud of.”

In addition, CBS’s release included notes from CBS Television Studios president David Stapf and CBS Interactive president Marc DeBevoise regarding the schedule change.

David Stapf: 

“The series template and episodic scripts that Alex and Bryan have delivered are incredibly vivid and compelling,” said David Stapf, President, CBS Television Studios. “They are building a new, very ambitious ‘Star Trek’ world for television, and everyone involved supports their vision for the best timing to bring to life what we all love on the page.”

Marc DeBovoise: 

“We have an amazing inaugural slate of originals for CBS All Access and world-class creative teams behind each of our shows,” said Marc DeBevoise, President and Chief Operating Officer, CBS Interactive. “This line-up and release schedule will ensure we deliver the highest quality, premium series that are sure to appeal to both existing subscribers and new audiences alike, throughout the year.”

Fans have been long-awaiting news on casting and other significant details on the upcoming Star Trek series, with only limited information on general character and setting detail has been released so far, and an early look at a design for the starship Discovery back in the summer – and many have wondered if broadcaster was cutting it a bit close on the production schedule to meet the impending January launch date.

What do you think about this news? Are you happy that the team will have more time to get the show put together before the first episodes air, or does this delay worry you?

Sound off in the comments below!

  • Charlie Oakes

    4 more months is nothing. Trek fans have waited 15 years for a new series.

    • Steve Cramsie

      11 years*

    • David Dennis

      Well it’s been 11, but who is counting?

    • Havenbull

      OP is right, we have not received a new series premier in 15 years

      • Charlie Oakes

        Right. Enterprise began in September 2001.

        • David Dennis

          Sure, the fans have been waiting for a new series since the day Enterprise premiered. Way to win an argument.

          • Muzer

            It’s pretty accurate though, given many fans’ reactions to Enterprise 😉

    • pittrek

      Enterprise ended in 2005

  • Paulo Cesar Ceglia

    Well, they´ve not do their programming work well. That´s really bad news. I hope this extra time give them a time to make it perfect, but we have waited so long, 120 days will not kill us.

  • Fctiger

    Wow that blows! I think a lot of us was excited it was just around the corner but yeah not the end of the wold either. And yes I want it done right, not done in a hurry. Beyond was great but you can tell it was a little rushed in places.

    And a lot of people were getting concerned this thing was suppose to literally start shooting in two weeks and we still haven’t got a single cast member confirmed yet. So that tells you they probably were just falling behind. This way they get a bit more time. So four more months isn’t a big deal.

    • bbock

      Ugh. The opening scene and the motorcycle chase in Beyond really blew.

  • Admiral SnackBar

    Better to push it back a measly four months than take it out of the oven before it’s done. Even though they announced it quite some time back, it felt like it was still getting rushed a bit. There hasn’t even been casting announced yet and weren’t they supposed to start shooting by end of this month? I can wait.

  • DM

    Translation – the 50th anniversary was an embarrassment (even with a decent movie); we need to get some distance from a poor design launch and the disappointment that it’s a prequel.

    • Ace Stephens

      If you want to put a positive spin on it (if you dislike the “prequel” concept so much), you can always consider it more of a sequel to Enterprise. Then again, given how some view that show…maybe that’s no upside anyway.

  • bytes

    Now there is time to change the chosen time period, to not look like the Kelvin universe.

    • Steve Cramsie

      Sorry to break this to you, but the USS Kelvin existed in the Prime Universe which means the styling, lettering, and other features of the 2230’s we saw in the 2009 film absolutely belong in Discovery – just like they were in Axanar by the way.

      • bytes

        If Kelvin was from the prime universe (not timeline), why does it have a windshield? Was the Franklin from prime past too? If so, why does it have a windsheild? Starships in the prime universe have view screens and are not windows. When looking out a window on a starship in the mid 23rd century, while at warp, would I see black soace and stars going by, or would I see wormhole starwars lighy speed tunnel effect? Kelvin is not prime 😉

        • Steve Cramsie

          The U.S.S. Kelvin existed during a 90-year span that we had not seen before. This means a LOT of design trends, changes, mistakes could have happened, been tested and/or been incorporated during that time. In the Prime universe, the see-through view screen may have been deemed unacceptable so by TOS, they had returned to projected viewscreens. In the New timeline however, the Kelvin’s destruction changed many things in Starfleet obviously, one of them being that the see-through view screen remained for whatever reason. Either way – the Kelvin DID exist before Nero appeared from that lightning storm in space. No way around that 😉

          • bytes

            It did exist. On the Kelvin side of the storm thingy. lol im not being that serious. But in my view, considering two different production owners and crews, who have no ties to eachother legally, artistically, and free to do any non coordinated story telling… its just more organized to envision them as universes, and make Spock the only Prime component in a Kelvin universe. No responsibilty as a viewer to do appologetic explanations for why it doesnt make sense. The new movies are so colorful and epic that they look like a different reality. I just Picture spock and his Star Trek VI photograh as things from the prime universe, out of place. Leaving Kelvin land as a place to do ansolutely anything it wants to.

          • Steve Cramsie

            Yeah, I guess I am just too literal then. The black hole sent Nero and Spock back in time 154 years in the same universe. Only when Nero started blowing things up did they change.

        • The Science Fiction Oracle

          Please see my post above.

        • markwood

          Please. We don’t see every single design of a ship that is out there. That’s like saying at one point we had never seen a vessel with 4 or 3 nacelles and saying they couldn’t exist. Of course years alter we have had couple designs with more then two nacelles.

          Heck by that same logic the only ship design that could exist before the Motion Picture and the end of Enterprise is the Botany Bay, or NCC 1701, and I dob’t think anyone assumes that these are the only designs used by the Federation or Starfleet for nearly a hundred years.

          And we have had various Federation/ Starfleet vessels from small shuttles to auxiliary craft,to fighters, to ships late enough to have their own shuttle bay that do use windows.

          Shuttle craft across the board. Auxiliary craft like Runabouts and the Captain’s Yacht. The Federation fighter, the old Federation Starfleet design that was used an upgraded as the Maquis fighter, the Raven are all examples of ships that feature windows as view screens.

          And since windows apparently don’t appear to be structural issue on ships, and we have several larger ships that have windows on the bridge module, just not the view screen, I don’t see and technical reason why some larger ships couldn’t.

        • Somebody

          Windshield? My my my…. maybe because the production didn’t have the technology needed to make a windshield work well with possibility of selective opacity and projections? Tell me, just HOW WOULD YOU DO THAT in 1966 with a $2 budget?

          • bytes

            They went by a viewscreen till 2005 All shows comprehended this. A more realistic concept than glass cracking when you get sucked into a blackhole (end of 2009 movie). I felt awkward when that part happened. Just an opinion.

      • The Science Fiction Oracle

        Here’s a radical thought. The TV series, 80’s movies, and Kelvin movies all updated the look of the series based on production values and special effects advancement, and thus their is no magical consistency that you are suggesting.

        • bbock

          Yes. The only reason TNG, DS9 and VOY had design consistency is because they were produced sequentially by the same team and they reused a lot of set pieces and ships. They had to break it for Enterprise due to the time jump.

  • Locutus

    Although it is disappointing, I can live with the delay. If they have a clearer roadmap and more post-production time, it can only be for the better. Fuller seems stretched thin these days, so I am glad they are giving him time to perfect his dream. Some casting news would be nice though.

  • OnlyManWhoCan

    Not in the least bit disappointed – there’s too much riding on this to rush it!

    • Brian Thorn

      Rush? The show was announced nearly 10 months ago. Now it has nine more months to go. This is a snail’s pace, not a rush.

      • Robert Van Tuinen

        You are flat wrong. Most shows take a whole lot longer for production.

        • Brian Thorn

          Star Trek: The Next Generation –
          Announced: October 1986. Premiered: September 1987

          Star Trek: Voyager –
          Announced November 1993. Premiered January 1995

          Star Trek: Enterprise –
          Announced January 2001. Premiered September 2001

          • bbock

            That last one kinda showed what happens when you rush things. I enjoyed Enterprise, but wish they’d taken an extra six months to work out the tone of the show.

          • Brian Thorn

            I doubt more time to develop it would have helped Enterprise. Berman & Co. were burned out.

          • Somebody

            The tone of the show was deliberate, and appropriate given the context of “this is the first ship that can actually go places and nobody (yet) knows what the heck they’re doing”.

      • Fctiger

        True but they didn’t hire Fuller until 6 months ago and he basically came up with the entire thing. He said CBS didn’t actually have any ideas about the show, just that they wanted to make one. And he’s been busy getting his other show American Gods on the air so my guess is he just got backed up trying to oversee two shows at the same time. This isn’t like JJ Abrams where he ‘creates’ a show when he basically hire someone else to do all the heavy lifting and he have little involvement, Fuller is hands on with all his shows. He writes or cowrites most of the episodes, is hands on with every direction and usually map out most of the season before they shoot the pilot. So its not surprising and the great thing is you know you are getting a quality show because of it.

  • eRock92

    I think this is good news as it allows for a good marketing campaign (starting around Super Bowl time maybe?). I believe TrekCore confirmed that CBS had an agreement to wait 6 months before launching ads. If that is true, then the old date didn’t stand a chance. Now they have time to properly develope it, get all the bugs fixed in All-Access, and build a proper advertising campaign. I’m liking this move.

    • eRock92

      Wait 6 months after Beyond, that is.

    • Fctiger

      They already been launching ads though. The first one was before Beyond was even released and in fact released it the same week Beyond released its second trailer.

  • The Science Fiction Oracle

    Given the lackluster 80’s looking logo, horrid looking gothic Klingon ship art, crappy preview teaser and piss-poor ship design, I think it’s clear that they are still in the early stages of this, and therefore this makes a lot of sense.

    I hope that Moonvies is stepping in to get them additional help with special effects, a legitimate composer, A-list casting director, etc — to get this beyond the sort of lame TNG-looking visuals and production values that I believe they may have been heading towards.

    To date, what had been coming out of this production group has looked on the level of a fan-funded production…I am hoping that the additional time — with hopefully Moonvies giving them some adult advice and access to more resources — brings this up to a Game of Thrones “looking” show by next May.

    Against hope, I wish they would consider making this an entirely new and re-imagined Star Trek, free of canon, and not at all tied to that 10 years before TOS “brain-fart.”

    • Fctiger

      They shouldve just placed the show after Voyager, then they wouldve had freedom to imagine it anyway they wanted to.

      I never had a problem with TNG visuals or productions values. And they they got better with each new series.

      • The Science Fiction Oracle

        You are missing my point — the production values on the teaser and logos look like they were done 25 years ago…consistent with TNG special effects of the time.

        • Fctiger

          OK I gotcha now. And you’re right. I thought you were saying TNG looked bad throughout the show. They got better and stronger as the show went on and easily some of the best TV effects on at the time.

        • Brian Thorn

          Isn’t that deliberate? Fuller was saying they were going for a ’70s look.

        • Justin Olson

          Not really. The TNG vfx that Robert Legato and his Image G team were doing back in 1991 look amazing even today because they were real motion control miniatures shot on 35mm film. Digitally composited in HD, they look fantastic and feature quality. Legato would continue his amazing miniature work on films such as Apollo 13 and Titanic, which he won Academy Awards for.

          If I had to compare it to anything, the CGI in the Star Trek Discovery teaser is most reminiscent of the work that was being done roughly 15 years ago in 2001 on the first season of ENT, only rendered in HD. Which isn’t too bad considering they had, what, one or two weeks to throw something together to show to fans at Comic Con?

          Could it have looked better if they had more time to evolve their designs and finesse their modeling and texturing? Yes. Will the final effects look several magnitudes better in May 2017? Yes.

          • DC Forever

            Hmm, possibly, but I still remember in 1994 when I saw Babylon V, and realized that TNG special effects I had been conditioned to like, seemed rather pedestrian, and behind the times.

            By the latter part of DS9 though, the special effects had really improved. But early 1990’s TNG? I think I am inclined to agree with The SF Oracle here on that period regarding the special effects; they were adequate for the time, but that’s about it.

          • Fctiger

            Rick Berman said the effects DID get better in DS9 and he stated it for two reasons: Paramount gave that show a bigger effects budget because of the big war arch they were attempting to do and that CGI was just starting around that time and they could do more things on the same budget TNG got. So yeah money and obviously technology just got better.

          • The Science Fiction Oracle

            Agreed. I wasn’t really ever all that impressed with the Berman-era special effects until DS9 started hitting it’s stride.

          • Justin Olson

            The Babylon 5 vfx may have been more dynamic in terms of camera movement due to the fact that they were entirely CGI, but they simply could not compete whatsoever with the realistic look of motion control photography of real miniatures on 35mm film lit with real lights.

            This is exactly why Gary Hutzel’s Image G team continued to shoot motion control miniatures all the way to end of season 7 of DS9 while the other team at Digital Muse did CGI. He resisted the transition to CGI at the time because shooting miniatures still looked better. He was right.

          • DC Forever

            Well, you seem like someone who is perhaps an expert on special effects, so I wouldn’t presume to be able to have a technical-level discussion with you on this topic. That being said, I know what my eyes see, and in the mid-1990’s, Babylon V looked incredible and groundbreaking, and late TNG/early DS9 looked pedestrian and a little lame by comparison.

          • Justin Olson

            Ironically, both of the pilots for Babylon 5 and DS9 were awarded Emmys in 1993 for best special visual effects. While Ron Thornton, et al. did a great job using Lightwave with Amiga computers on B5: The Gathering, their work seems horribly dated and primitive now. The lighting and texturing are really sub-par. It’s a bit like watching THE LAST STARFIGHTER, though admittedly not quite *that* bad.

            On the other hand, Robert Legato and his team’s motion control work on “Emissary,” particularly the opening Wolf 359 sequence is spectacular. And, based on the few station shots from that episode which were selectively remastered for TNG’s “Birthright, Part I,” I am certain the entire battle would look absolutely stunning in HD. Just as Legato’s work in season five of TNG does (he did the even numbered episodes beginning with “Darmok.” Even lame episodes like “Imaginary Friend” have great, exciting, feature-quality vfx.

          • The Science Fiction Oracle

            Babylon V’s special effects were memorable and groundbreaking. TNG’s were not. Get into all the technical detail you want, but B5 was revolutionary and stunning for the time, while TNG took the easy way out and did incremental improvements over time.

          • Justin Olson

            Shooting motion-control miniatures on 35mm film in multiple passes is not taking “the easy way out.” Quite the contrary. It’s a process that is more expensive and time consuming. The decision the producers made in 1987 to reject early, primitive CGI and stick with practical miniatures shot on 35mm film turned out to be a very wise choice in hindsight, as it future-proofed the show. Now we can all enjoy TNG in 1080p HD.

            That said, I want to reiterate that Ron Thornton and his Foundation Imaging team did the best job they could on Babylon 5 back in the day with the early tools they had to work with. After they were kicked to the curb by the Babylon 5 producers, the work they were able to achieve on Star Trek: Voyager was even better.

          • Steven Carter

            Get a clue you are living in the past with your first impression of something that you personally were impressed by always looked fake to everyone else, I was embarrassed for Babylon 5 with their cartoon wannabe Star Wars FX, yes they had more freedom of movement but no believability it was like watching a badly drawn cartoon.

          • pittrek

            I love Babylon 5, but I would never call their SFX “stunning”, maybe “stunningly bad”.

          • pittrek

            Really? I thought that B5’s visuals look like crap and I still do. And the TNG and early DS9 look brilliant.

          • Somebody

            I tried to watch BabylonV, but gave up after about 3 seconds of the nausea and seizure inducing primitive CG effects. What a freaking nightmare! Its like those modern childrens’ shows that have excessive motion in order to keep hold of a toddler’s attention, so that it causes long term problems like ADHD when the kid can’t focus on anything that isn’t going bananas.

          • The Science Fiction Oracle

            Sure you did.

          • Ellie Arroway

            Respect!
            Legato it’s a Genius….

    • bbock

      First, some of the fan productions looked a lot better than their teaser. Second, it will never have the budget of Game of Thrones. Game of Thrones averages about $6 million. The pilot of GoT is rumored to have cost $10 million. No way is CBS spending that amount on Star Trek.

    • Dawn

      Monoves and kurtzman are apart of the problem as this show is beog micromanaged from the top levels

      • Pipe’sIDIC

        Dawn, how much is Star Trek as a franchise? Maybe Jeff Bezos can buy it from these people.

        And to think, Beyond was shown on July 2016 to give way to SDisco’s January 2017 release and they, CBS, now give them leeway into May 2017 and A BIGGER, LARGER MARKETING MACHINE.

        I could Hulk-ed out with that!

        • Dawn

          Funny enough I know people who took it to Elon musk, we was willing, the problem was he was not interested in investing $4 billion into it.

          • Pipe’sIDIC

            How about Bezos? Or Chinese investors? Or Netdragon?

            You got to give credit to Captain Liu of Netdragon. He does have a USS Enterprise building in China.(see picture) The only one in the world. And its licensed by Paramount/CBS!

            Picture from Inhabitat article ‘Trekkie-run Chinese Gaming Company…, Greg Beach.

          • Dawn

            They paid tons of money for this movie, which is where the majority of the marketing was. They came up with the balance of it all….. and its a flop.

          • Pipe’sIDIC

            Dawn,

            You say that it was a flop with NO marketing from Paramount who ONLY gave 120 million for Beyond and being incompetent for the 18 scripts mistake. Plus putting a 75 million pricetag due to Darkness (STD) deficit. Again, Dawn, you said Paramount didn’t do marketing for Beyond.

            So let’s do this again, who is responsible for the disastrous December 2015 trailer that featured the effing bike?

          • Dawn

            The chineese gave this movie its marketing and its been marketed like the return of mao there.
            There was little marketing in the US & THE REST of the world.
            Marketing budget was about 80.
            185 million production budget. 35% of the total gross domestic is the thratres, 55% of the international gross is the theatres with the exception of china. Chinese theatres keep 75% of the gross

          • The Science Fiction Oracle

            Pipe’sIDIC is right here. The lack of a consistent, long-term marketing campaign, the dumb-ass trailer engineered by the studio’s marketing department, and the poor release date choice, cost this movie over $100 mil in box office.

          • Pipe’sIDIC

            You got it, Oracle.

          • Pipe’sIDIC

            185 million production budget. That means Paramount gave 120 million and the rest are Chinese investors. Even the marketing is with the Chinese investors.

            Which means, Paramount already has their money back.

          • Dawn

            no no it doesnt. becuase marketing is an independent budget of production and 55% of international gross belongs to the theatres, 35% of the domestic gross belongs to the theatres. This movie is looking at an 80 million loss at the moment

          • Pipe’sIDIC

            I’m confused again, Dawn.
            We have established that you are saying Paramount never gave money for Beyond’s marketing.

            You said ONLY 120 million from Paramount so they their money back.

            Domestic at 65% to Paramount (102 million), 45% from international, let’s say without China (
            Or are you saying Paramount is worrying that the investors won’t have

            Also the bulk of marketing and the 65 million of the 185 million production are with foreign investors, are you saying Paramount is worrying these investors won’t have

          • Dawn

            no. 80 million was the marketing budget, now everyone who contributed has to pay off expenses before break even.
            Paramount needs to get its 120 million, but so does Alliba. 80 million was the marketing bdget, which was paid for by the chineese.
            Profit is = to Gross-expenses.

          • Pipe’sIDIC

            Ah, so now Paramount is ‘thinking about’ and ‘worrying’ for their new investors WHEN THEY SHOULD HAVE DONE A LOT starting with: hiring a new writer after the 3rd rejected Orci script, stopping the verbal vomit and looong tales from these producers both from Bad Robot and Disco, getting BR/Skydance to pay for the delay, start filming BEFORE DECEMBER 2015, good worldwide marketing for BEYOND, and no attachment/payment for Darkness deficit.

            Of course, the Chinese investors are smart, they had Paramount pay for the marketing. Lol

            And to think Paramount REFUSED TO MARKET BEYOND. Lol

          • Dawn

            no, the chineese paid for the marketing.

            there is a lot of problems with the backstory of this movie, including orci being director of this movie.

            You must appreciate, this movie was never supposed to be made in the first place, and as for paramount refusing to market it, there were plans, then the first trailer was literally booed off screens and it collapsed in on itself. the second trailer was supposed to be the last, yet they released a dozen trialers after that.

            And Into darkness did make money on DVD, but all movies make money on home media, its really the speed in which they break even thats the difference so no deficit on into darkness being accounted for here.

          • Virtually no big-budget movie has just one or two trailers. There are always multiple iterations approaching release date, especially with international roll-outs, along with the many TV spots for additional marketing. BEYOND was no different in that regard.

            Not saying their marketing didn’t have problems (obviously it did), but there’s still no evidence of it being “booed off screens,” etc.

          • Dawn

            oh really?

            It doesnt even come up as part of the trailers before force awakens. http://www.justjared.com/2015/12/18/these-trailers-played-before-star-wars-the-force-awakens/

          • Pipe’sIDIC

            Dawn, weren’t you telling us from Cinemablend that Darkness has a deficit? Now it has none?

            And Paramount put a pricetag of 75 mil first day for Beyond?

            And because of Disco’s Jamuary 2017 and Bad Robot movie contract that Beyond HAD to be made and be shown 6 months before January 2017?

            And 18 rejected Orci scripts?

            And the first trailer that, by your admission, was under the authority of Bad Robot and Paramount, not the Chinese investors. So in other words, Bad RoBot and Paramount effed up Beyond.

            Obviously, the first trailer is not part of the supposed 80 million marketing since as you said, Dawn, the Chinese came later, like 2-3 months before Beyond was shown. Right?

            Was the first trailer part of the first 70 million Paramount gave for Beyond’s production? Was it also part of the 40 million upfront that Paramount gave to Bad Robot for Beyond?

          • Dawn

            No into darkness flopped. Horribly, that doesnt mean it has a deficit.
            DSC is 6 months, becuase of a non compete with two competing franchises has les monoves put it.
            yes, 18 scripts. that includes rewrites though.
            no, the chineese paid for marketing, that does not mean authority.
            and n, marketing budgets are indepnedent of production budgets, so paramount did pay something, but it wasnt in the amount of 80 million.
            40 million upfront is bad robots and that its producing and directors fee.

          • The Science Fiction Oracle

            Agreed. See my response below to Dawn.

      • DC Forever

        No, it’s the opposite. Fuller and company have been given too much freedom and very little oversight. That’s why we got the awful trailer and ship design. They are winging it. Kurtzman and Moonvies hopefully will step in now, as Fuller and friends are way over their heads.

        • Dawn

          Monoves was too cheap to hires omeone for a ship.
          And Kurtzman is seriously involved, hell he cowrote the pilot

          • The Science Fiction Oracle

            No, Moonvies needs to get more involved, and Kurtzman has largely been AWOL given all of his other commitments.

            Fuller is a creative genius, but he’s disorganized, and doesn’t always make the best decisions. Hopefully CBS is getting him and his team more help now.

          • Dawn

            Monoves is the problem.
            Hell, he doesnt get sci-fi, and doesnt understand why its so popular

  • GIBBS v2

    Good. Maybe that will take some time of that time and work on that logo some more. Yeesh.

  • Robert April

    At least this gives time to work out the details and redesign that awful looking ship design. It needs to look Federation, not a Klingon Star Wars hybrid.

  • ReveurIngenu

    I’m not particularly confident. I think this just shows that they are having trouble (with the scripts? casting? art style?), which doesn’t bode well. The excuse is a rather thin one. They didn’t know this before setting the schedule? They didn’t think they should give more time for post-production when they came up with a shooting schedule and airdates? It’s NOW that they think they should give more time between shoots and airdate for post-prod?

    I’d say they’re just looking to buy time after what seems to be a lukewarm reception to the info we’ve been presented so far. Probably to change a bunch of things. I really doubt this story of post-prod is the complete truth. Eh. What little interest (mostly out of curiosity) I had in this is fading fast.

  • CaptainDonovin

    Release in May to avoid other shows that may compete for viewership in the US like February sweeps. Not sure how much sweeps on major networks (regular or canle) effects a streaming show but if you’re gonna premier it on CBS, maybe not a bad idea to do so after others are finished until September/October.

  • CaptainDonovin

    Also (and I expect boos for this but have to) if it takes a little more time to get a fantastic show then Make It So!

  • Daniel Shock

    Honestly not surprised. They are, at this point, four months out from their original air date. No way we wouldn’t have already heard much more if they were getting close to production. I am sorry we have to wait but am not worried. I’m pleased that they don’t want to rush it.

    • Ace Stephens

      I largely agree with you but we never know. Maybe part of this is because they had an actor they really wanted for a big role who was busy during the first intended block of shooting. Or any number of things like that and their actual planning overall otherwise was further along than they’d let out (it’s not like they’d announce everything ASAP). So I felt like we weren’t getting enough information as well to indicate that they had everything locked down but I also feel like…they’re intentionally keeping more than just the obvious things secret right now.

  • jackson roy kirk

    They are doing the right thing with Discovery. And Don’t get me wrong here, I love STTMP but imagine if they pushed that movie back say at least six months…. who knows.

  • Thomas

    Kinda makes you think that they should have started work on this a year ago. Another case of CBS/Paramount just not thinking ahead. They had plenty of time to plan for the 50th and they totally messed it up.

    • Maybe they’ll get the 100th Anniversary right?

      • Wes

        Well with all the pessimism, Star Trek probably won’t make it to the 100th anniversary because fans are so anal about everything. Congratulations, we are the most anal fanbase in entertainment history.

  • David Dennis

    The Next Generation had a full three year commitment before they shot the first frame of footage. They could launch and improve as they went — which is what happened.
    This show has to hit the ground running. They can’t have a rocky start.
    Imagine if fans had seen Ent-D 8 months before the show premiered!
    Half would have hated the design.

    • DC Forever

      I still hate the D today.

  • Robert Van Tuinen

    Should push it back further. They have nothing. Nothing.

    • DC Forever

      Hogan’s Hereos reference?

  • I’d rather have a good show later than a mediocre show now!

    • Raf

      Typical response to this kind of news, many people seem to be thinking that it has to be either one of those 2 options. Who says we won’t get a mediocre show later?

      • bbock

        Because WE want it to be good. And we know rushing things into production ruins them: Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, FANT4STIC.

        • Brian Thorn

          Funny really, that TMP had the longest gestation period of any of the movies. It started out back around 1975.

      • Yes, that’s certainly a possibility. But remember OPTIMISM? It’s a trait frequently associated with Star Trek. 😉

    • Thomas W.

      Yes! Give them 10 more years and the show will be perfect…

  • M33

    Lets hope they start by changing the name…

    • bbock

      The name is fine. Discovery may be an homage to the Space Shuttle.

      • Brian Thorn

        Or 2001: A Space Odyssey.

      • M33

        The name of the ship is fine.
        But naming the show with something with more…umph would have been nice.
        The Next Generation – interesting
        Deep Space Nine – umph
        Voyager – majestic and interesting
        Enterprise – Umph
        Discovery – Meh…
        It just doesn’t have a ring to it. Doesn’t flow well out of the mouth either. Something not powerful sounding about it to me.
        Oh well.
        (And this comes from an avid fan with a Star Trek tattoo no less)

    • James

      STD is about the worst title they could’ve come up with. Lamentable.

      • M33

        I know. The title sounds like a PBS low-budget “lets get middleschoolers interested in science by slapping Star Trek on it” show instead of a brave new venture into the unknown.

        Strangely, it is only now dawning on me that everything we have heard from Bryan Fuller is anything but a brave new venture.

        God, I hope I’m wrong, but Nicholas Meyer did tell us to lower our expectations.

        Imagine if they had told that to us when they were releasing the last Star Wars. Think that would have gone well?

        I think these guys need to serious hire a good PR person, not someone who gives schlocky Hollywood “everything’s good” spin on every new info release.

        Anybody else feelin’ this?

  • pittrek

    I have a feeling they have no clue what they want to achieve. I think they’re trying to please all fans and all demographics(which is impossible) instead of simply trying to do a GOOD Star Trek show.

    • Abarmard

      Great point. If they focus on what current fans want, the new ones will develop in time.

  • Thomas W.

    Oh my gosh! Reminds me of this:

    McCOY: I was nervous.

    CHANG: No. You were incompetent!

  • bbock

    I won’t be watching beyond the CBS broadcast, but I’m glad they are taking some extra time. Look no further than all of the summer blockbusters that flopped this year to see productions that were rushed into production before they had time to iron out the script and production elements. They know they have one shot at this and are hopefully using the time well to rethink their awful CGI model.

  • Dawn

    I heard they were pushing it but not for these reasons.
    They pushing it becuase there are major fundemental problems with the series and they need to fix it before they continue as CBS is in a total panic

  • sw gs

    Because Axanar case is not ended yet. And they push money into it rather new series.

  • Eric Cheung

    All three JJ films were delayed, so I guess it’s not a total surprise. But the email from StarTrek.com was strangely misleading. I figured maybe it was a specific date in January. It said that the launch date had been announced, but when clicking on the link, I find it just says that it’s in May, still without a specific date.

  • Wondering if it’s because Fuller couldn’t get the people he wants in the roles until their schedules are clear.

  • James

    Paramount and CBS really have botched this 50th anniversary. A weak film that failed to capitalise on the anniversary and some appallingly rushed VFX showing design work from the rejected 70’s Enterprise. STD has managed to tie itself up in terms of creativity by being set in the past, so it is beholden not to screw with continuity.

    I wish Star Trek would put the science back in its fiction and actually explore strange new worlds and new civilisations. Instead ST9 will tread around in Federation space, boldly rubbing up against Klingons and Romulans. Great.

  • SpaceCadet

    Boo! I was really looking forward to curling up to this show in the dead of winter but if they need more time to refine it then by all means!

  • Pipe’sIDIC

    Wow.

    If they could have given Beyond that leeway instead of rushing it to accommodate SDisco’s January 2017 release and Bad Robot’s movie contract, imagine how much more we can put in with Beyond.

    I mean, Beyond started filming Dec 2015, and was shown July 2016 so it will not overshadow SDisco. Only 6 months for a supposed big budgeted movie with a targeted pricetag but has a disastrous marketing and an insipid predecessor in Darkness (STD).

    • James

      Honestly, Paramount and CBS should be working together to create a big shared universe like Marvel is doing with Shield and Captain America. You know, they could set something up on TV that would pay off in the movies. I’m so disappointed with how they’ve squandered the 50th anniversary. I mean – look back at how great the 30th was, with linking DS9 to TOS and VOY to TOS, or better yet – the 25th, where they directly linked TNG with TOS through the Unification two parter. Squandered, I tells ya!

      • Gene’s Vision

        Squandered is the right word. Another appropriate description is “total incompetence”. I’m glad these projects aren’t being financed with my money.

        • Pipe’sIDIC

          Yeah, trusting the wrong people is total incompetence. Very bad for business.

      • Pipe’sIDIC

        Paramount trusted the wrong people for Trek.

        They got dazzled by the noisy bells and whistles of Orci et al and the glittery substance of a famous name who looks like Syndrome. But forgot what Trek is widening the gap in the understanding of Trek’s IDIC.

    • Michael

      Beyond was and is not real Star Trek.

      • bytes

        High budget fan fiction only.

        • Pipe’sIDIC

          Everything is fanfiction until its filmed by the studios that has the copyright and becomes canon.

      • Pipe’sIDIC

        You must have not paid attention when you were in the cinema with Beyond on the screen then.

        Its ok, Michael, we can all agree that not everyone wants to understand the movie.

  • Fiery Little One

    Yeah, now that they mention it, January does seem too soon. I’m just glad CBS didn’t try any funny business when the producers went to them for the extension.

  • Madis

    Take your time. It will have to be watched for generations to come.

  • Harman eyes

    Hope they completely rewrite it to be a post TNG setting and get rid of that bloody ship.
    Fingers crossed.

    • Michael

      Agree

  • Michael

    Get rid of the fugly ship, the terrible timeframe, and put it post Nemesis. That way we can have guest appearances by the casts of TNG, DS9, and Voyager before the people die. STD is not getting off to a good start.

    Perhaps these people will appreciate the hard work that went into the old series. You can’t just whip up Star Trek. It takes time. TV Trek is about deep issues. The Star Wars like dumbed down like Star Trek stuff is for the movies, the ones with paper thin scrips and terrible stories.

    I would be shocked if STD ever came close to episodes such as “The inner light” “The visitor” and “Duet”

    What a disaster CBS, a total fiasco.

    • DC Forever

      Anyone who claims to be a fan of Star Trek and is not excited about a new series is no fan at all.

      • Michael

        I agree, and never said I was not excited. I am. I just have little faith in the show at this point because they completely panicked when the fans reacted overwhelmingly negatively to the trailer. They honestly thought the fans would love it!!!

        • DC Forever

          “What a disaster CBS, a total fiasco.”

          Yea, you sound like you can’t wait for the premiere. LOL

          • Michael

            The TRAILER was a disaster. I expect and in fact demand the show be excellent. It’s based around section 31 so it should be great

  • Michael

    They should never have put out that terrible teaser for the show. If they really cared about Star Trek they would have not just “whipped something up” at the last minute just so they have something to show. These people have no pride and should have been embarrassed to present such a terrible trailer. Not good for the future of the show.

    • DC Forever

      Anyone who claims to be a fan of Star Trek and is not excited about a new series is no fan at all

      • Michael

        I agree, and never said I was not excited. I am. I just have little faith in the show at this point because they completely panicked when the fans reacted overwhelmingly negatively to the trailer. They honestly thought the fans would love it!

  • deanomh

    I don’t mind. Whatever time they need to develop the show and get all their ducks in a row is all that matters. You can’t rush a good thing as they say.

  • Pipe’sIDIC

    You know, maybe we can change the name of the tv series.

    Make it:

    DISCOVER STAR TREK

    Instead of having Star Trek at the start, let’s do it at the end.

    • Michael

      I prefer STD

      • Pipe’sIDIC

        STD is already Star Trek into Darkness.

        • Michael

          STD stands for Star Trek: Discovery. STID stands for Star Trek: Into Darkness

          • Pipe’sIDIC

            Fuller said Discovery is STDisco. So STD is Darkness.

            And that’s why I vote for changing the name to:

            DISCOVER STAR TREK
            DISCOVERY: STAR TREK
            DISCOTREK
            DISCTREK
            DISTREK
            DST

      • pittrek

        Sexually transmitted disease?