Last week during Comic-Con, showrunner Bryan Fuller revealed that his new Star Trek TV series would be entitled Star Trek Discovery, while also debuting the first trailer. The series will debut on CBS in early 2017 with a special preview, before the show transitions to its new home at CBS All Access, the network's new streaming service. While we still have a few months before the show debuts, Rod Roddenberry, the son of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, had some great things to say about this show.
Druing Comi-Con, we go our first look at the brand new ship featured in this TV series, which, like the show itself, is also dubbed Discovery. There still isn't much we know about the plot quite yet, but Bryan Fuller recently shot down reports that this will be an anthology series. Screen Rant caught up with Rod Roddenberry at Comic-Con, who wouldn't say much about the plot, but had nothing but praise for Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman.
"What I can say is that the gentlemen in charge, Alex Kurtzman and Bryan Fuller, are the creators of the show, and I'm there to participate in any way that I can and ensure whatever they're willing to have me there for. I've had some great conversations with them. Too many times I've had conversations with them and I feel like, well they've got it. They're doing a great job, so I don't think people will be disappointed."
The show's title was announced during the 50th Anniversary panel at Comic-Con, which was moderated by Bryan Fuller. The panel honored the golden anniversary and the indelible mark the iconic franchise has left on fans around the world, and featured stars from previous iterations of the beloved series, including William Shatner, Brett Spiner, Michael Dorn, Jeri Ryan and Scott Bakula. When asked about this incredible milestone, Rod Roddenberry had this to say.
"The fact that it's gone on for half a century is mind-numbingly cool. And that's an understatement. For me it's always been more about the message and the philosophy of Star Trek than the sci-fi and the action. I haven't actually seen this movie yet, but I have some close friends who have, and they say that it does an incredible job of representing Star Trek."
Bryan Fuller is serving as showrunner and co-writing the pilot script with Alex Kurtzman. The new series will be produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Kurtzman's Secret Hideout. Kurtzman and Heather Kadin will serve as executive producers. No cast members have been announced for the new show yet, so stay tuned for more updates on Star Trek: Discovery.