Star Trek: Discovery Is a Stirring, Rare Work of Science Fiction

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Future episodes of Star Trek: Discovery will be made available on Sunday nights after 8:30 p.m. ET.

It should be noted that while Discovery may not had reached the pinnacles of its predecessors, the television landscape has changed dramatically in recent years.

To mark the show's Sunday premiere, CBS launched a re-creation of the show's new spacecraft into the skies over New York Saturday night.

The 15-episode season will be broken into two parts: the first eight episodes will air weekly on Mondays from 25 September until Monday 6 November.

Before the series premiered, fans were hesitant about Star Trek: Discovery airing on CBS All Access, seeing the network choice as a marketing push for the streaming service and not something beneficial to the fanbase.

In February, CBS CEO Les Moonves reportedly told an audience at an event at UCLA that All Access had reached 1.5 million subscribers and that Showtime OTT was not far behind it.

After the enormous catastrophe, Burnham is stripped off of her uniform and was sent to prison for mutiny; setting up the stage for the entirety of "Star Trek: Discovery". It's early days yet, and the CBS All Access drama, which contains some wobbly elements, may let lapse into the usual array of alien-of-the-week formulas, but this voyage has potential.

Most importantly, Discovery presents viewers with an nearly entirely new slate of characters, save for James Frain as Sarek, Spock's father and the adoptive parent (along with as-yet-unseen wife Amanda) of our heroine; writes them as fully rounded personages; and casts them with actors you can't help but like even when they're getting on your last nerve.

The series stars Sonequa Martin-Green as a promising first officer of the United Federation of Planets raised by Vulcans. "It also feels at home in this era of prestige TV, in which shows like The Handmaid's Tale, Atlanta, Veep, and Master of None recently cleaned up at the Emmys".

FOLLOWING the success of the film reboot, US TV channel CBS has commissioned a new series of the Star Trek franchise to air in 2017.

The iconography of Star Trek is the basis of the main title of Star Trek: Discovery, premiering this evening on CBS.

How will you be watching Star Trek: Discovery? .

Discovery also stars Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp, Michelle Yeoh and Jason Isaacs. Consequently, while I applaud Star Trek Discovery for boldly representing women of color, I hope this is not the last we see of Captain Phillippa Georgiou (backstory please!) or women of color as Starfleet Captains.

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