Fans Respond To Advanced Screening Of ‘Star Trek: Discovery’

Star Trek: Discovery
Star Trek: Discovery‘s two-part premiere was just screened for some fans, leading to several interesting reactions considering the project’s troubled development history.

Star Trek: Discovery is known for having some serious issues behind-the-scenes of the show’s development, such as losing Hannibal‘s Bryan Fuller (who also wrote for Star Trek series Deep Space Nine and Voyager) as the showrunner role in this series, and suffering multiple production and release date delays. So how does the new Star Trek show shape up in the eyes of the fans? If early reactions to Hollywood’s screening of the two-part premiere are of any indication, then Discovery might have triumphed over all the adversity during production:

With all this support from the fanbase in mind, Star Trek: Discovery isn’t neccesarily out of the woods just yet. CBS embargoed reviews for the new series until the premiere arrives, which usually isn’t a good sign when it comes to indicating the studio’s confidence in their product. However, regardless of what the critics think, the overwhelmingly positive response to the show seems to indicate that Discovery might just have an audience for it.

Star Trek: Discovery will get a two-part premiere on CBS on September 24, 2017, while all other episodes will be released through CBS All Access over subsequent weeks for United States viewers, concluding in early 2018. The series will go up on Netflix an episode at a time for viewers outside of the United States. The show’s cast includes Sonequa Martin-Green, Terry Serpico, Maulik Pancholy, Sam Vartholomeos, James Frain, Doug Jones, Michelle Yeoh, Anthony Rapp, Chris Obi, Shazad Latif, Mary Chieffo, Jason Isaacs, Mary Wiseman, Rainn Wilson, Kenneth Mitchell, Rekha Sharma, Damon Runyan, Clare McConnell, and Wilson Cruz.

7 Greatest Moments In Bad Superhero Movies

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Superhero Movies The Punisher Wolverine Spider-ManThere have been so many superhero films over the past few years. It’s a genre that keeps expanding and the amount of superhero films being released every year is steadily increasing. But, not every one of these films will be successful. In fact, there have already been several bad films in the genre. However, most of these movies almost always have an inkling of good within them.

No one wants to make a bad movie, and there are always several sequences and small moments that work within said films. When you study the art of film, it’s crucial to look at what makes those kind of films bad, as well as what worked and what didn’t. In this instance, I decided to talk about several great moments from terrible superhero films that at least deserve some kind of recognition.

Here are the 7 greatest moments in bad superhero movies. Click Next to Continue.

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Grant Davis

Grant Davis

A Texan freelance writer with interests in Star Wars, superhero movies, and entertainment in general.

  • Clarence Bricklyne

    Those reviews sound just so plantastic…..er… I mean,…… fantastic.

    I can’t wait to see it.

  • “…the overwhelmingly positive response to the show…” — from folks tied very closely to the franchise. Yeeeeeeah, I’ll take all of that with a grain of salt. 😛

    Especially any reviews saying that it “boldy goes” or whatever other generic Trek cliche twist someone weakly uses to describe it. Feels like this is what they were EXPECTED to say at a premiere obviously designed to promote it in the media.

    Never mind if all you can say about it is that it has great special effects — EVERYTHING has great effects nowadays. It’s meaningless. Bad stories can’t hide behind an SFX band-aid anymore. 😛

    Finally, it’s worth remembering the high praise advance screenings of things like ‘Phantom Menace’ received. It was the second coming of Jesus, if the initial (fan!) reaction was any indication. Except that’s, uh, not exactly how history remembers any of the prequels, at this point. (The odd fan with suspect tastes, aside. ;))

    HOWEVER! To completely backpedal on all this cheerful cynicism: if it really IS good, they’d probably say mostly the same things. As an outsider, the advance ‘impressions’ are completely useless.

    We’ll all know for sure, on Sunday.

  • Sterling Archer

    They’re not “fans” and they’re certainly not reviews. Everyone is in some way either associated with Star Trek, or friendly with CBS and Paramount.

  • Karl

    These are not reviews and they are 110% biased. You don’t get invited as a VIP, aimed and dined, photo shoots on the red carpet and then come out and be critical to your host. You’d never be invited to a preview or screener ever again!

    This was simply manufactured hype targeted at influencers with hefty twitter accounts who have enjoyed lovely free night out and in many cases paid to do so. The embargo against reviews is their polite way of saying “please hold a smile for the cameras until after they see it and we hope you enjoyed coming”.

    How stupid do they think the fan base is?

  • Eben Fox

    Gates McFadden? Adam Nimoy? I’m su-u-u-re they wouldn’t give a biased review of a Star Trek premiere.

    Give me a freaking break.

    I’m still not paying to see this.