‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Producer On Why The Show Was Delayed

Star Trek: DiscoveryThe Star Trek Universe is coming back to the world of television-ish, with the upcoming Star Trek: Discovery series that is set to debut on CBS All Access. The show got first announced back in 2015 as they were aiming for a 2016 release to line-up with Star Trek’s 50th anniversary.

Obviously that didn’t happen as they did announce that they had pushed the show back to May 2017, but now we know that it will definitely be arriving in the fall. So why were there so many delays? In a new Collider interview, Alex Kurtzman, executive producer and co-creator of the series, explained why they felt the need to postpone their Star Trek: Discovery schedule.

“We postponed our schedule because the truth is we did not want to put out something that was subpar, and as the vision expanded we started feeling like we weren’t gonna be able to deliver the scope and the scale that was on the page. And CBS was extremely supportive in saying, ‘Okay you know what, this is streaming, it’s not like we have to beat out right away, let’s do the best version of this, Trek is too important for all of us.’”

“STAR TREK: DISCOVERY will follow the voyages of Starfleet on their missions to discover new worlds and new life forms, and one Starfleet officer who must learn that to truly understand all things alien, you must first understand yourself.”

Star Trek: Discovery, starring Sonequa Martin-Green as Michael Burnham, Terry Serpico as Anderson, Maulik Pancholy as Nambue, James Frain as Sarek, Doug Jones as Saru, Michelle Yeoh as Georgiou, Anthony Rapp as Stamets, Chris Obi as T’Kuvma, Shazad Latif as Lieutenant Tyler, Mary Chieffo as L’Rell, Jason Isaacs as Lorca, Mary Wiseman as Tilly, Rainn Wilson as Harry Mudd, Clare McConnell as Dennas, Damon Runyan as Ujilli and Kenneth Mitchell as Kol, is set to premiere on CBS All Access this fall.

Source: Collider

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Pictured: Chris Obi as T’Kuvma. Photo Cr: Jan Thijs. STAR TREK: DISCOVERY coming to CBS All Access.

“STAR TREK: DISCOVERY will follow the voyages of Starfleet on their missions to discover new worlds and new life forms, and one Starfleet officer who must learn that to truly understand all things alien, you must first understand yourself.”

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