Sunday, July 24, 2016

New Star Trek Series Official Title, Ship Revealed

Saturday at a SDCC 2016 Star Trek panel, the new series show runner Bryan Fuller revealed the official title as "Star Trek: Discovery". The video shows a not final look of the NCC-1031 U.S.S. Discovery as she leaves a docking station. During the panel and at a later press conference he did provide a select few details about the new series which will debut in January 2017.

- It is set in the Prime Timeline (as in all the previous TV series timelines) but exactly when he did not say. The ship's current look at most might narrow it down to post "Enterprise", pre-"Next Generation" time frame but that covers around 200 years so that isn't saying much.

- Story telling style will be "live a novel, chapter by chapter."' "We are telling the story in a modern way, which allows us not to try to wrap up the tale in 42 minutes. So we look at each season as one novel."

- The ship design might be based on 1970s Ralph McQuarrie Enterprise designs but "we can’t legally comment on it until [our legal team] figures out some things.” McQuarrie essentially designed the Star Wars universe when he worked on the 1st trilogy.

- On ship name: "There are so many reasons why we settled on Discovery. But the chief one amongst them was that I couldn't think of a more Star Trek-themed name for a ship than Discovery."

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