We finally have the next projected premiere date for Star Trek: Discovery!

Revealed today by Variety, the long-awaited launch of the Trek TV revival will finally occur on September 24, with the first episode airing on CBS’s television network, and a second episode immediately available to follow on the CBS All Access streaming service.

Per Variety‘s report:

The series will launch Sunday, Sept. 24 at 8:30 p.m./7:30c on CBS, though that time is approximate due to NFL Football and “60 Minutes” also airing that night. The series premiere will also be available on-demand on CBS All Access and the second episode of the series will be available on the service that same night immediately following the broadcast premiere.

After premiere night, all new episodes will be available on-demand weekly on Sundays exclusively for CBS All Access subscribers in the U.S. The 15-episode season will be released in two parts. The first eight episodes will run from Sept. 24 through Nov. 5. The season will then resume in January 2018.

Also revealed here is a plan for a November – January midseason break, as the streamer will spend eight weeks in drydock over the holiday season.

It’s about time we get a new, solid schedule for the series, originally set for a January 2017 launch – with filming underway now in Toronto, we’re sure to see more photography and footage from the show as we approach September.

  • David Dennis

    3 months. Can’t wait. Trek on TV

  • Cabo 5150

    At. Last!!!

  • James

    Please let it be good!

  • jerr

    ha.. well I ain’t gona pay for the months it’s in “dry dock”. guess I’ll do month to month then

  • David Lund

    Very excited! Glad Netflix broadcasting the next day in U.K. – Mondays now Star Trek days!

  • Your Worst Nightmare

    Yay!

  • Havenbull

    Does anyone know when the Samsung SmartTV app for CBS All Access will be ready?

    • TUP

      Is this a thing? Are their rumors of a Smart TV app? Im in Canada so I dont care but a poster at another forum has his panties excruciatingly knotted over the lack of Smart TV App…

      • Havenbull

        Its supposed to be coming. It was confirmed before, late last year I think.

  • Woo hoo! Very psyched for the new show!

    The announcement on the Star Trek home page says that Star Trek Discovery will include a “Starfleet officer who must learn that to truly understand all things alien, you must first understand yourself.” I gotta say, that sounds as if it could be the thoughtful Trek I’ve been hoping for!

    • Pedro Ferreira

      That could be applied to any Star Trek character actually.

      • Yes, it’s a very Trekkian concept, which is why I like it. 🙂

  • Wait … so they’ve got a streaming service, yet they’re adhering to their now-outdated format of midseason breaks?

    • Pedro Ferreira

      Keep all the bad habits, remove all the good ones. Mind boggles.

      • TUP

        You act like this is the only show to follow this format. Talk about negative nelly.

        • Pedro Ferreira

          Doesn’t suit Star Trek.

          • TUP

            How so? Are you saying previous Trek series never had breaks?

          • Pedro Ferreira

            No, refer to the person I responded to originally instead of mixing up who you’re responding to.

          • TUP

            It clearly says your reply that it doesnt suit Trek was directed at me. It states that right in the reply. So my response has merit. Every series had breaks. This is no different.

          • Pedro Ferreira

            Check again. My reply was to ety3rd not you!

          • TUP

            Actually, this is what appears on my screen:

            Pedro Ferreira TUP • 3 days ago

            Doesn’t suit Star Trek.

            ***So….you replied to me, I replied to you and you got snippy. Are you maintaining that breaks in broadcast is something new?

          • Pedro Ferreira

            ety3rd – “Wait … so they’ve got a streaming service, yet they’re adhering to their now-outdated format of midseason breaks?”

            My response – “Keep all the bad habits, remove all the good ones. Mind boggles.”

            (TUP then starts harassing me for no reason)

            Please get some reading glasses.

      • DC Forever

        Pedro, didn’t you get the message from the moderators to cool down all of your incessant negative posts? I mean, come on, we heard you the first 100 times.

        You think Discovery sucks. We get that, OK? Message received!

        • Pedro Ferreira

          Strange I thought the mods were telling you guys to cool down. I mean I was just expressing an opinion as above.

          • The message was for everybody. Hope that’s now clear.

        • TUP

          The irrelevant and silly negative posts are laughable but annoying. If someone has a relevant point to make, it would be nice if they could actually do so sensibly.

          The irrational hatred of something unseen is just silly and very transparent.

          • DC Forever

            I agree. Funny how Pedro claimed he wasn’t called out by the mods given they specifically listed his name in that earlier post? Who does he think he’s fooling?

    • I really dislike the broadcast model we use, time slots and the ‘window’ that it’s available to be viewed on demand. But it’s possible that it’s required. I.e., they want to get the episodes out now rather than have fans wait even longer and speculate. Show how good it is. But they don’t have enough filmed and in post-production yet to do so without a break. That might also be why they extended the length of the first season.

      Or not. Who knows. But I don’t think we should jump to a conclusion. Especially given the problems this show has had.

      • Snap

        I can see your point, but I may be in the minority that I actually like the model. If anything, it gives you something to look forward to and then digest instead of just having everything provided in bulk for people to binge watch at their convenience.

        I know that doesn’t work for every type of show, as my parents wouldn’t watch a season of 24 while it was airing on TV, instead waiting until they could get the season set and watch it in whatever chunks they wanted.

        If for nothing else, I really like that they are adhering to an episodic release so that episodes won’t be spoiled by inconsiderate people who couldn’t care less that other regions may have delayed access and have the attitude of “if you don’t want to be spoiled, stay offline.”

        I do agree on the on demand window. There have been times I have completely forgotten about a show and have had to wait nearly a week for it to finally show up on demand, and that’s assuming that the channel/network even offers an on demand service.

        • Here in Canada the episodes are up nearly immediately on the shows I watch. But only 4 episodes. So if a new show starts and I don’t hear about it until episode 6 is out, I cannot start at the beginning.

          • Snap

            The cable system here may just suck, then, as I once missed an episode of Once Upon a Time on a Sunday on CTV and it didn’t show up on demand until Thursday or Friday.

            I can’t really say about CTV’s own on demand service as I rarely watch anything online. It may have been up much sooner than the on demand through my cable system, but I never thought to look. I’ve also learned not to trust DVRs as all it takes is for whoever is tasked with updating the schedule to neglect to include the word “New” to an episode description and the DVR will ignore it.

    • eatrains

      They may need time to, you know, actually make the show.

      • Eric Cheung

        Last I’ve heard they were in production on episode five of fifteen. I don’t know if the premiere is considered one or two episodes in that count, but I suppose if it takes a full month for each episode, then that would work out. Hopefully the process is a bit more efficient than that though, especially toward the end of the season.

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  • Pedro Ferreira

    It’ll be interesting to see what the reaction to this show is considering all the problems behind the scenes and what the trailer has been showing but as an infamous bobcat once said: http://imgur.com/7aypHeo

    • TUP

      Im sure if the show is really good, a lot of people will still refuse to watch it because they changed show runners and delayed the premiere. Also, that’s sarcasm.

      • Pedro Ferreira

        I know how much you loved the trailer so you’ll put up with any old rubbish.

        • TUP

          That was an awful retort, even by your standards. Your original point made no sense. Your retort made even less.

          • Pedro Ferreira

            “Your original point made no sense.” It’s okay you can’t understand video game humour. Nobody is perfect.

            “Your retort made even less.” You said you liked the trailer to it so of course you think it’s great already.

          • TUP

            This is what I mean. You disliked the trailer so you hate the series. Even though you have never seen even one continuous minute of the series and know virtually nothing about it.

            I, on the other hand, have not extrapolated a cautious optimism from the trailer to a love of the series. I dont know if I will love the series or hate it. I havent seen it yet.

            You have a very negative perspective and you twist everything to support that narrative to the extent of accusing others of doing the same in support even when that isn’t true.

            There is something wrong with you. Your perspective is not reasonable or relevant. Be more open minded and even keeled. Discuss the aspects present in mature terms. You’ll have a better experience and the rest of us will too (and the mods too I am sure).

          • Pedro Ferreira

            “Even though you have never seen even one continuous minute of the series and know virtually nothing about it.” The trailer was terrible and I sincerely hope that’s not representative of the series which it pretty much looks like.

            “have not extrapolated a cautious optimism from the trailer to a love of the series. I dont know if I will love the series or hate it. I havent seen it yet.” You said you loved the trailer and found it great so now you’re saying you haven’t decided yet? Make up your mind.

            “You have a very negative perspective and you twist everything to support that narrative to the extent of accusing others of doing the same in support even when that isn’t true.” Actually it has something to do with thinking for myself instead of just hopping on the bandwagon like so many people do with these things.

            “Your perspective is not reasonable or relevant. Be more open minded and even keeled.” I’m sorry if I’m more a realist that you, it is who I am.

          • DC Forever

            WE’VE HEARD THIS SAME TIRED STUFF FROM YOU IN POST AFTER POST.

            ENOUGH ALREADY – MESSAGE RECEIVED – WE GET YOUR OPINION. NO NEED TO POST IT AGAIN 457 TIMES BETWEEN NOW AND SEPTEMBER.

          • Pedro Ferreira

            Why are you having a go just at me? Plenty of people feel the same way. What also makes you law enforcement here. If my opinion annoys you because you disagree simple really: don’t respond!

          • Pedro and DC Forever: time to back off, both of you – this is the last time we will ask you politely to stop the back-and-forth fighting over who gets the last word in your arguments.

          • TUP

            I see that you are a simpleton who struggles with reading comprehension. How can I decide if I love or hate (or something in between) a series when I have never seen in.

            I liked the trailer as a Teaser. Im cautiously optimistic. That’s been my position from day one.

          • Pedro Ferreira

            I’ll let the mods deal with this rudeness of yours.

          • TUP

            Okay. Not very rude when you keep making false statements and attributing incorrect meaning to what people actually post in an effort to support your rational negativity.

            I clearly stated that I would not prejudge the series since I had not yet seen it and you seemed to take that very poorly. Does it not make sense to you that we should not the series based on things we do not know?

          • Pedro Ferreira

            You’re obsessed with getting your own way. Does everybody have to think like you? Don’t like my comment? Simple: don’t respond!

          • TUP

            Goodness, how many times does a Mod have to issue a warning before you get it? You seem to want to exercise your “right” to post whatever you want but are angry if someone’s reply doesnt agree with you.

            Why are you so angry? Go outside. Get some fresh air. Enjoy life.

            Good grief. if you are so upset that people find your opinions irational and irrelevant, adjust your behavior or chill out. You’re the one getting upset.

          • Pedro Ferreira

            “Goodness, how many times does a Mod have to issue a warning before you get it? You seem to want to exercise your “right” to post whatever you want but are angry if someone’s reply doesnt agree with you.” It’s not just directed at me but you as well so don’t you think exempt.

            “Why are you so angry? Go outside. Get some fresh air. Enjoy life.” You’re the one whining and complaining about my post.

            “if you are so upset that people find your opinions irational and irrelevant, adjust your behavior or chill out. You’re the one getting upset.” I’m not getting upset but I am getting frustrated as you don’t seem to understand the concept on ‘an opinion’. As I said, my post bothers you don’t respond, simples!

          • TUP

            Stop messaging me if you don’t want me to respond.

            And take your own advice. If the mere existence of this show bothers you so much, don’t post. Don’t watch. Don’t read. Just don’t. Maybe you’d be happier.

          • Pedro Ferreira

            Stop responding to my posts and I’ll post a comment if I want to thanks!

          • TUP

            Ummmmm goes both ways kid.

            Why you’re still here is a mystery. Sad really. I’m sorry you’re so angry. Try to talk to someone. I’m worried about you. An un-aired series shouldn’t upset you this much.

            Take care.

          • Pedro Ferreira

            I’m not as upset as you it seems. You’re the one who feels the need to target just my posts. Seriously man, I’m not the only one of here that isn’t impressed with what I’ve seen of the reboot series so far. Go and annoy someone else.

          • TUP

            Lol the arrogance on you. I’ve engaged in discussion with several different people on this site.

            Please stop with the irrational and irrelevant negativity. It’s making you look bad and aggravating many others. You should be far more open minded if you’re a Trek fan.

          • Pedro Ferreira

            Arrogance? No I haven’t. You have to understand that no amount of coercion from you will make me change my mind. You end up just attacking everyone one of my posts because I don’t have the same bandwagon mentality as you.

            I am open minded however unlike you I’m a realist and I know when something looks rubbish. The trailer has impressed you, I think it’s terrible. That is not going to change so stop coming out with pointless insults as though I’m blind to Star Trek.

          • TUP

            Who is trying to change your mind?

            You’re arguing your right to an opinion and your right to steadfastly maintain your perspective which is based on nothing. You haven’t seen the series.

            I think what annoys people is, you will be one of those that watches every single episode and then comes here to whine about every single thing because you crave attention. And its easier to get attention by being a contrarian and being negative. It yours schtick.

            You keep ranting and raving to me. The very patient mods have provided warnings and you keep at it.

            You’re entitled to your opinion as ridiculous as it might be. But now, you’re just talking about me. So knock it off. You’re intense burning desire to get the last word is indicative of a very immature person.

            Just let it go. But dont be surprised or angry when you’re silly irrational and irrelevant “opinions” illicit a response from people. I mean, thats your intended result, no? lol

          • Pedro Ferreira

            Dude I’m not answering all this. Concentrate on your own problems. The mods aren’t just having a go at me here. If you don’t want me to get the last word in you shouldn’t have responded to my original post in the first place. Simple as that.

          • TUP

            Or you could grow up. You changed this from a discussion about Star Trek to a discussion about me (and others) and how victimized you felt.

            You’re clearly very very angry and negative and bitter. Its very sad. I feel very sorry for you.

            Let’s move on.

          • Pedro Ferreira

            Dude you’re the one who needs to grow up, you’re the one who’s bitter. You don’t need to feel sorry for me, I’m not attacking other people’s comments because I don’t have a life. I have an opinion, learn to live with it!

          • TUP

            You’re attacking a lot of opinions with every post you make. You know you’re being irrational. You’re taking every opportunity to post irrelevant remarks about your dislike for something you have never seen.

            So every time you play your schtick up here as the angry negative anti-fan, you’re attacking fans. Not everyone is optimistic or loves what they have seen but you’re apart of that very narrow, small minded group that decided their gimmick would be hating it based on very little information.

            You claim its your right but get whiny when people disagree. You’ve insulted me and many others for merely disagreeing with you.

            Enough already. Get lost.

          • Pedro Ferreira

            You can whine all you like but you’re in the wrong here. You need to learn not to be a control freak and respect other people’s opinions if they’re different to you. Maybe look at your own life before attacking others?

            I’m just waiting for the mods to intervene and I know I’m in the right because you started complaining about my original comment first.

          • TUP

            No, Pedro. You are now trying to apply your own actions onto others. You’re the one demanding to control the narrative by trying to overwhelm the sensible discussion with your irrational negativity.

            No one wants to hear it. And as long as you keep being irrational and irrelevant Ill keep reminding you of same.

            Please grow up. And get back on the topic of Star Trek and not your sudden obsession with me.

          • Pedro Ferreira

            Blah blah blah your wrong and I’m right blah blah blah. Seriously is that the best you can do? Give it up, nobody cares!!!

          • TUP

            Correct. No one cares. Stop trying to convince everyone you’re always right. Grow up please.

          • Pedro Ferreira

            Then why did you respond to my opinion in the first place? You’re the one that needs to grow up pal!

        • DC Forever

          ENOUGH PLEASE !!!

          We get it – you already have decided you hate it. You don’t need to incessantly repeat this over and over and over here.

          MESSAGE RECEIVED – WE GET YOUR OPINION

          • Pedro Ferreira

            I’m not allowed to post? Are you in charge?

          • TUP

            You can post. But the point is, the irrelevant and silly negativity is annoying to others who possess things like common sense, patience and politeness.

            Why not be more open minded. Its one thing to dislike what you see and know but you (and others) are extrapolating things you dont know and hating that too.

            Or you’re taking half-facts and interpreting them only from the worst possible perspective.

          • Pedro Ferreira

            Right so according to know I’m not allowed to post. Got ya.

          • TUP

            Well if you’re told you can post under the condition you have to be relevant, polite and mature and you take “then I cant post”, that speaks volumes about you.

            Im not in charge around here so I have no say. But Im sure others agree with my previous post in regards to your posting style.

          • Pedro Ferreira

            Apologies if I don’t hop onto that bandwagon. I’m not a zombie obviously. I have my own opinion on stuff. Again if my posts are an issue just don’t respond. No one is forcing you to.

          • TUP

            There is a lot of wiggle room between “not a zombie with my own opinion” and “immature, irrelevant, overly negative, repetitive, aggravating, jerk”.

            Like I said, its not my call so you can be as far to the negative side as the mods allow. Im merely explaining to you why people are annoyed with you. Dont act like Im ordering you around…you posted a very immature, foot-stomping post and I clarified.

            Really, its an effort to do you a favour. Take it or leave it.

          • Pedro Ferreira

            Listen to yourself, you responded to me here in the first place. If my opinions annoy you then don’t respond. You just end up looking silly. You’re turning a mountain into a molehill simply because you can’t handle a differing opinion.

            You’re only way to cope with this is to slag me off, say I have comprehension difficulties and generally moan and whine. Not everyone will think like you, please get over it.

  • Darkthunder

    So, what happened to that “new” design of the USS Discovery we heard of? The one from the teaser was famously labeled a “rush job” and the new version would be considerably redesigned (including new nacelles). The above image looks identical to the teaser.

    • TUP

      Its similar to the teaser is basic design and shape but it looks “finished” which is a lot better than what we saw in the teaser.

      • DC Forever

        Agreed. The refinements make this look much more acceptable to me.

    • Eric Cheung

      I always took the “rush job” nature of the teaser to mean that the basic design was in place, but that the refinements would come as we got closer to the premiere. This reflects that hypothesis, as does all the imagery since that teaser a year ago, including the “Star Trek is” teaser and the full trailer from a month ago.

    • Pedro Ferreira

      All the CGI in the trailer doesn’t seem like an improvement compared to stuff in previous Star Trek shows.

    • pittrek

      Well I always thought Fuller was talking about the quality of the CGI render, and not about the design itself. The design looks nice

  • CAPTAIN D-MAN

    October is the STAR TREK month this year.

    • robjoh

      Why,what happens in October? Just curious.

      • CAPTAIN D-MAN

        5 of 8 episodes will be released in october therefore it will be the most treky month of the year.

  • Locutus

    That football game better not run long! “We now return you to our regularly scheduled program ALREADY IN PROGRESS” ….. Noooooo!!!

    • I wonder if it is delayed if Canada will have the episode delayed.

      • TUP

        I believe CTV airs NFL and CTV is where Discovery will premiere in Canada so I imagine it will air in Canada at the same time as the US on CBS (so 8:30 unless the game runs long, the 8:45 or whenever). I’d also assume SPACE wont be able to start their simulcast until it begins on CTV so it will likely be delayed if the game goes beyond 8:30 as well.

        Extend those PVR’s!

    • Binyamin Koretz
      • Locutus

        Interesting. I remember reading about that once but had forgotten about it.

    • Brian Thorn

      They never do that anymore. They just start late. Sometimes “Elementary” didn’t start until 10:40 or 10:45pm, instead of 10:00pm.

      • Locutus

        Thanks, I didn’t know that. I haven’t watched football very much since Monday Night Football moved to ESPN, for whatever reason.

  • Fiery Little One

    8:30? That seems odd to me.

    • It’s because of the football game that’s on before it.

      • Fiery Little One

        Yeah, i found out through the comments section on another site a while after I posted that. 😉

  • pittrek

    Fine. Now just make sure it’s good

  • Snap

    I wonder if the premiere will, like the rest of the modern Trek series, be a 2 hour presentation but what really caught my eye was though we were expecting a 13 episode season, it lists 15 episodes. I’m cautiously optimistic, but I really do hope the show is a success.

    • Justin Olson

      It looks to be a one hour pilot, the first in Trek history to actually air that way, as intended (the specific running time is unknown). “The Cage” didn’t air intact until 1988 and “Where No Man Has Gone Before” was held back and aired as the 3rd episode of TOS.

      IMDb lists the writing and directing credits of the first two episodes of DISCOVERY as follows:

      Episode 1.1: Written by Bryan Fuller & Alex Kurtzman; Directed by David Semel
      Episode 1.2: Written by Nicholas Meyer & Bryan Fuller; Directed by Adam Kane

      • TUP

        Id strongly suspect it would essentially be a two parter. They will do something crazy at the end of Episode 1 (destroy the Shenzhou or something), fade to black followed by how to immediately watch episode 2 (on CBSAA).

        • Justin Olson

          Oh, I’m sure you’re right, there will be some kind of big event that will close episode 1.1. No doubt. But the serialized nature of the show pretty much turns the whole season into a 15-parter.

          I think it’s safe to regard only the first episode (1.1) as the pilot. In fact, not only are the directors different between episodes 1 and 2, but it appears the great Guillermo Navarro (Director of Photography) did not return for any subsequent episodes. Colin Hoult (The Strain) is the DP of episode 2.

    • Vger64

      My understanding the first hour is on CBS at 8:30 and the second hour is on CBS all access at 9:30. so if you don’t have all access…. your screwed Sept 24th

      • Snap

        Well, I’m in Canada so I definitely don’t get All Access though Discovery will apparently be aired on SPACE (as well as Crave TV, I believe), so we’ll see at the end of September if they air both episodes to match the All Access schedule, or just one.

        • Vger64

          Born In Toronto. I Live in Florida. I Love Canada

        • TUP

          Word is SPACE will have both episodes. So a “two hour” premiere on SPACE. (The first hour will be simulcast on CTV). I wonder if the Canadian channels have to wait for the US one to air (following Football)?

          • Snap

            I would imagine that it would be kept as close to the CBS schedule as possible. I remember several years ago, CTV aired Once Upon a Time an hour before ABC, but for the past few years it has been a simultaneous broadcast on both stations.

            The football stuff may put a wrinkle into the plans, such as if CBS has a tentative 8:30 start but the game pushes it back, would SPACE (or CTV) have buffer programming or just go ahead as scheduled? I’m sure the CRTC would greatly prefer a simultaneous broadcast so they could simsub the CBS feed.

  • DS9 is King

    They’re Giving Us All They’ve Got: There Might Be Another ‘Star Trek’ Show After ‘Discovery’
    June 13, 2017 https://moviepilot.com/p/nicholas-meyer-working-on-mystery-star-trek-project/4293865

    • pittrek

      Yes, to me that’s the most exciting thing but NOBODY seems to care or talk about it. When it should be the biggest news of this year.

      • It’s difficult to discuss when there is absolutely no idea about what Meyer was referring to there.

        • pittrek

          OK, that’s fair. However from his comments it sounds like a new show.

          • Brian Thorn

            I for one fully expect Meyer was talking about writing the movie Star Trek Reboot 4. I can’t imagine CBS spending this much money on sets, costumes, props, etc. for a one-season show.

          • pittrek

            The interviewer: “as far as I know, there is only one television project, I assume.”

            Meyer: “You can assume.”

            Well I’m not a native English speaker but to me it sounds like “this is a democracy, you can assume whatever you want, but it doesn’t mean it’s true”.

          • TUP

            That can be taken two ways and it depends on his inflection.

            You can assume could be sarcasm as in “you can assume but you dont really know the truth that we have plans for another series” or “that’s a safe assumption”.

            If CBS is happy and Discovery spikes subs, they might want Star Trek for more than 15 weeks a year. In which case a second series would make sense.

            As they say, Discovery is profitable just from their distribution deals let alone the revenue from All Access. So if they see subs spike for Discovery and higher than desired cancellation afterwards, they will want to stretch that out.

            And if there are any cost savings in having a series on the air already (I have no idea…I’d assume they wouldn’t reuse sets or SFX but perhaps there is cost savings associated with making deals with Effects Houses etc).

            Perhaps a series in a different era with the intent of an epic cross over down the road.

            I do have a difficult time believing Paramount would hire Meyer to write a major motion picture with the budget of a summer tent pole at his age and Hollywood involvement. A TV project makes more sense.

            Perhaps they loved his work on Discovery and want to give him a larger role…in a new series.

          • Brian Thorn

            I think it was probably short for ‘you may safely assume’. We’ll find out soon enough.

  • cetrata

    This will definitely please you fctiger.

  • Dan King

    The moment of truth. If this show fails, Star Trek is dead

  • All Patriot

    As the movies aren’t that interesting, I kind of feel this will be better since it appears they’re using original characters.
    Let’s hope they don’t exceed the “current” Trek in tech as “Enterprise” did with ‘TOS.’