“Star Trek: Discovery” to Premiere by Early Fall

We have a release date from CBS Chief Les Moonves he told investors today that
Star Trek: Discovery will premiere in late Summer or early Fall 2017. More details follow.

Moonves spoke about Star Trek: Discovery before investors at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media, and Telecom Conference on February 27th, according to Deadline. Moonves noted that the premiere had been pushed back from its (re)scheduled May target date because “It’s important to get it right, and Star Trek is the family jewels [sic].” Moonves elaborated, “We’re not going to rush it in. There’s a lot of post-production. But I’m very confident in what I’ve seen so far.”

Speaking to the decision to air Discovery on CBS All Access, Moonves said:

“There are millions and millions of Trekkies out there. We know for a fact that the other versions of Star Trek — there were seven [sic] other series, some of them were great and some of them were terrible — they all did really well on Netflix. That gave us great confidence that this was the right choice to put the full court press on All Access.”

Discovery has been shooting at Pinewood Studios Toronto between January 24th and September 7th!

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Is this the release date of Discovery

Ever since Star Trek: Discovery was postponed for the second time, fans have been anxious to learn exactly when we’ll see the new show air on CBS All Access.

The official line is that Discovery has no scheduled airdate, but industry insiders guessed that the show, which is now filming, would probably air sometime in the Fall, as this is CBS’ biggest season. And now, we may have a ballpark figure.

Recently, actor Doug Jones sat down with the Triumph & Disaster podcast to talk about his acting history, and of course the conversation turned to Discovery, Jones plays Lt Saru on the new Star Trek show, a character who serves aboard the USS Discovery.

The initial press release revealed that Saru is an entirely new alien character, which is a fitting part for veteran creature-actor Jones: He’s known for roles like the Gentlemen in Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s episode “Hush”, Abe Sapien in Hellboy, the Pale Man in Pan’s Labyrinth, and many many more. On the podcast, Jones confirmed that Saru is a “new brand of alien”, and that his makeup was quite comprehensive.

Unfortunately, Jones wasn’t allowed to reveal any more information about Discovery, but he did talk about when the show would air. While many fans were expecting to have to wait until late Fall to see the USS Discovery finally leave spacedock, according to Jones’ calculations the show will air much earlier than we thought.

“It’ll air… probably in the Fall. Maybe September-ish” 

So it’s nice to have confirmation that the show will air in early Autumn, and although we may not have many plot details to go on yet, we do know that Discovery will follow two Federation starships — the USS Discovery and the USS Shenzhou — as well as an unnamed Klingon vessel, which could be a Klingon Bird of Prey.

Discovery Rumour mill in overdrive..

BREAKING News from TREKZONE.org:  Sources close to Star Trek: Discovery confirms big changes to the in house Toronto-based VFX production team:

“Star Trek: Discovery, due to the enormous task of assembling a cast and crew worthy of the first Star Trek series in over a decade, began principal photography later than initially scheduled. Naturally for a production this size, that has necessitated alteration and reorganisation in post.

These decisions are not easy or made in haste, but they will give you, our fans, an incredible new Star Trek series in 2017.”

Its all over Facebook and Twitter…

 

 

New Starfleet recruits beaming aboard

Starfeet has new recruits –

CBS has recruited three new Starfleet officers to the upcoming sci-fi series: Sam Vartholomeos (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty), Maulik Pancholy (30 Rock) and  Terry Serpico (Army Wives).

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Sam will play Ensign Connor, a Junior Officer in Starfleet Academy assigned to the Starship Shenzhou.

Maulik will play Dr. Nambue, the Chief Medical Officer of the Starship Shenzhou—the same ship helmed by Michelle Yeoh’s character, Captain Georgiou.

Terry will play Admiral Anderson, a high-ranking official of Starfleet.

 

Leaked Photo Gives First Look At Klingons In STAR TREK: DISCOVERY

A leaked photo surfaced on Saturday, which is said to have been taken by someone currently working on the set of Star Trek: Discovery and may be our first look at the show’s Klingons in full makeup and wardrobe.

“Hanging out with my new Klingon Crew today on the set of the new #startrek”onset-klingon

According to the source of the photo, a friend is “currently working on the set for Star Trek: Discovery,”. The photo’s caption leads us to believe that the person who shot it is working on the show as a Klingon himself.

The other question about this picture is what costume is that on left which you can just make out from the picture posted on Instagram?

But of course the big question is are these Klingons because obviously they look very different to the TOS Klingons which did not have costumes like this!

According to another source today (sunday) on twitter this picture has been reported as FAKE…. we will have to wait and see!

 

New Lead Character of Star Trek: Discovery – Sonequa Martin-Green

We Finally have it, the new lead character of Star Trek: Discovery is Sonequa Martin-Green of AMC – Walking Dead aka Sasha.

And she will be playing Number One of the U.S.S. Discovery (Lieutenant Commander), but is she the same Number One from TOS ????

The Return Of Number One

Number One is a little-known yet much-loved character from Star Trek lore. Barrett’s character initially appeared in the unaired Star Trek pilot episode, featuring Christopher Pike as captain, Number One as the first officer, and Spock as the chief science officer. NBC didn’t respond well to either Spock or Number One, and Gene Roddenberry compromised, axing Number One but fighting to keep Spock — a wise choice, as he would become one of the most iconic parts of the franchise. Barrett went on to play Nurse Christine Chapel in The Original Series and Lwaxana Troi in The Next Generation, as well as voicing the Starfleet computer.

Although she was cut from the show, as the first female first officer in Star Trek Number One nonetheless has a certain cult status — and she did briefly appear in The Original Series episode “The Menagerie” as part of a flashback sequence set aboard the USS Enterprise thirteen years previously, which incorporated her scenes from the unaired pilot.

Although it hasn’t been officially been confirmed, we may know whether Discovery’s Number One is the same one from The Original Series, thanks to a crafty hint from The Walking Dead showrunner Scott M. Gimple:

“Sonequa Martin-Green can do anything… She can fulfill the duties of a Lieutenant Commander on a Constitution-class starship whilst battling walkers, Saviors, and whatever gets in Sasha’s way. We’ve had to juggle before. I will certainly juggle for Star Trek any day of the week. Okay, maybe not on Sunday.”

Although this looks like a mere passing comment, Gimple’s statement contains a huge clue about Discovery’s plot because, and here’s the kicker — the USS Discovery is not a Constitution-class starship. But the USS Enterprise is.

“The Menagerie” flashback scenes are set thirteen years before the events of The Original Series — and just three years before Star Trek: Discovery. So it seems likely that the new show will tell the story of what Number One did after she served under Pike on the USS Enterprise, bridging the gap between “The Menagerie” and The Original Series — and making Discovery a neat homage to Roddenberry’s original plan for Star Trek.

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Number One refuses a promotion in ‘Early Voyages’. [Credit: IDW]

 

Michelle Yeoh Reportedly Cast as Captain Han Bo of the U.S.S. Shenzhou in “Star Trek: Discovery”

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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon‘s Michelle Yeoh is heading into the final frontier with Star Trek: Discovery. Sources confirm that the upcoming CBS All Access iteration will see Yeoh playing a Starfleet Captain ( U.S.S Shenzhou ).

Michelle Yeoh is the first revealed cast member on the series, which marks the return of Star Trek to scripted television for the first time since Star Trek Enterprise ended its run in 2005.

Major plot and character details about Star Trek: Discovery have not been revealed. It is known, however, that it will take place about 10 years before the events of the original series, and that the lead character will be a young woman, likely non-white, serving as a lieutenant commander aboard the Federation starship Discovery, known to her crewmates as “Number One.” This raises the possibility that the character is second in command on the ship, as “number one” is the designation given to two previous Trek first officers: Majel Barrett’s character on the original Star Trek pilot “The Cage” and William Riker on Star Trek: The Next Generation.