Good god, that’s a long fucking title.
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That out of the way, besides my typical spoiler warning I would also like to warn you that this is probably the most gruesome episode of Star Trek I’ve ever seen in my entire life. If you’re a bit squeamish, you may want to sit parts of this one out (though I probably won’t show too much of it in the actual images, though there will be descriptions).
Shit, meet fan. Fan, meet shit.
(As usual, here there be spoilers.)
Star Trek: Discovery premiered its last two episodes last Sunday, to the excitement of many (including myself). This is the first Star Trek TV series to air since Enterprise was cancelled in 2005. So far it seems to be pretty well received.
I thought about it and decided to recap the episodes as they come out because, let’s face it: at the rate I’m getting my other Star Trek recaps out, it could be years before I got to this series. Plus I really, really just want to talk about it.
So, we begin with this episode, entitled “The Vulcan Hello.” Just as a warning, I’m going over the entire episode under the cut, so spoilers abound.
Well, this is disappointing. According to EW, the premiere date for Star Trek: Discovery has been pushed from this upcoming May to…we don’t know when.
The series, which is set to take place a few years before the original series, recently cast The Walking Dead’s Sonequa Martin-Green for the lead role. It was supposed to have premiered next month, but was pushed back to this upcoming May last September. This, combined with the fact that Bryan Fuller stepped down as showrunner in October, doesn’t really fill one with confidence.
They did announce that they’ll start production next week, however. They also announced that Sarek (aka Spock’s dad) will be playing a major role in the series, and will be played by actor James Frain. This does provide some hope, since I don’t believe that they would be making casting announcements for a show that won’t see the light of day. According to a statement relased by CBS:
“Production on Star Trek: Discovery begins next week. We love the cast, the scripts and are excited about the world the producers have created. This is an ambitious project; we will be flexible on a launch date if it’s best for the show. We’ve said from the beginning it’s more important to do this right than to do it fast. There is also added flexibility presenting on CBS All Access, which isn’t beholden to seasonal premieres or launch windows.”
So it does look like we’ll be getting Discovery, just not as soon as we had hoped.
Still, the fact that they pushed it back again, without giving us a release date, doesn’t bode particularly well. On the other hand, it may actually turn out to be a good thing if it results in a better program.
Time will tell.