Dissecting The Star Trek: Discovery Trailer

( [email protected] ) May 18, 2017 12:21 PM EDT
Humans, Klingons and Vulcans star in new TV series that intends to fill up the story before Captain Kirk and Spock hop aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise.
Witness the moment when humans and Klingons cross paths. YouTube screengrab

The Star Trek series is one that is well loved by millions all over the world, spanning generations as well. With plenty of space (pardon the pun) to expand on the folklore, what better way than to have another TV series take a stab at the time hole that is ripe pickings to generate more interest in the Star Trek series? Star Trek: Discovery (Twitter channel here) is the upcoming TV series that is created by Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman, where it will be showcased on CBS All Access. The official trailer has been released, and it certainly looks good in terms of the CGI (Computer Generated Imagery) and special effects, making one feel as though it might even be worthy of being a standalone movie. In fact, it would not be too far off the mark to say that there might be a Star Trek: Discovery movie in the pipeline down the road.

It has been months of speculation concerning Star Trek: Discovery, and with CBS All Access finally offering the very first official trailer to the masses at its presentation in New York yesterday afternoon. Details concerning Star Trek: Discovery had remained relatively scarce, just like the lack of water in the trailer shown on a desert planet. We do know that it has been written by Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts of "Pushing Daisies." Apart from that, martial arts legend Michelle Yeoh as well as Sonequa Martin-Green will also play a role in the TV series.

From what we know, Star Trek: Discovery will happen a decade before the U.S.S. Enterprise took off with Captain Kirk and his right hand man, Spock. Not only that, Star Trek: Discovery will have 15 episodes in total to begin with, which is an improvement from the original order of 13 episodes. Apart from that, the series will also be accompanied by its very own post-show wrap-up that is known as "Talking Trek." This is starting to be a trend, and one of the most famous examples would be “The Talking Dead” which is connected to “The Walking Dead”.

Apart from that, Star Trek: Discovery will have a separate timeline from that of the existing range of feature films. In Star Trek: Discovery, it will explore a little known event from Star Trek's history, as the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery embark on an adventure that brings them to the fringes of Federation borders. A human who has been raised by Vulcans, who stumble upon Klingons, are the perfect ingredients to serve up a storm of a TV series. Expect to have your eyes assaulted by visuals of new uniforms that can be considered to be retro uniforms in Kirk's era, as well as more hints on Sarek, Spock’s father. There will be exotic locations that will surely make you drop your jaws in awe. It would require a certain degree of restraint in making sure that there will not be too much fancy technology involved, since this is supposedly an era that is before that of the U.S.S. Enterprise, so some tension in ideas might also surface here.

Expect Star Trek: Discovery to make its premiere later this fall in a two part manner on CBS before making a move to All Access, although no concrete date has been set just yet. Trekkies and fans of the sci-fi genre will simply need to sit tight and wait for additional details to leak out. Do expect newer trailers to be released in the months to come, which ought to be able to increase anticipation among viewers and hopefully translate to blockbuster viewership figures.

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