Fuller's ambitious pitch for Discovery-an allegorical anthology that would span Trek's different eras, pulling in talent like Edgar Wright along the way-was reportedly scrapped by CBS in favor of something decidedly more pedestrian: a darker prequel to the original Star Trek.
Following the broadcast premiere of Star Trek: Discovery last night on CBS, CBS All Access broke a new record for subscriber sign-ups in a single day, eclipsing the previous record held by the 2017 GRAMMY Awards. Meanwhile, Doug Jones (a rubbery-limbed actor best known for embodying some of Guillermo del Toro's lanky cinematic creatures, like Hellboy's Abe Sapien and the Pale Man from Pan's Labyrinth) takes a fussy stab at a new species: "a Kelpien chief science officer named Saru".
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Episodes one and two of Star Trek: Discovery are now available to stream on CBS All Access. Yet one would likely have to be a true "Star Trek" completist to feel sold, based strictly on the opening flurry, on signing up - and anteing up - for "Discovery's" full tour. The Walking Dead's Sonequa Martin-Green acquits herself well as Michael Burnham, a human raised as a Vulcan after what's hinted to be the death of her family.
The other show feels like a version of Star Trek created to cater to the immediate cultural moment in all the wrong ways. That's out the window in the biggest possible way, because Burnham is going to continue the show on a new ship, with a new captain and crew, while wearing the label, "mutineer".
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Loyal fans of Star Trek were waiting with bated breath for the latest series in the franchise. Meanwhile, viewers outside the United States and Canada will catch the latest episodes on Netflix within 24 hours after they have debuted on CBS All Access.
Although Star Trek: Discovery features a new ship, new characters, and new missions, it espouses the same ideals and optimism which have drawn in audiences for more than 50 years. This Star Trek series is also making history as the first to run exclusively on a digital platform. Star Trek is back on television and it's very, very good.
In the first episode, we were introduced to the USS Shenzhou's Captain Phillippa Georgiou (Michelle Yeoh) and her first officer, Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green).
The Klingons of Star Trek have a long, storied history of having their long, storied history explored and evolved every time we see them. It moves fast and the story is gripping, and the visuals easily eclipse anything done by Star Trek on TV before.
Bormanis also called the new, retro-style yellow transporter effects "cool" (though as any quantum physicist will tell you, still a highly improbable technology), but had a few gripes about Discovery's make-over of the transporter room, which definitely has a retro-vintage vibe.