The Star Trek franchise has had plenty of interpretations over the years. The franchise has six different television series, and thirteen movies. With that in mind, many would wonder how can you create a new series; and keep things from getting stale? In a conversation with EW, producers Aaron Harberts and Gretchen J. Berg talk about their approach to the beloved franchise.
One of their inspirations was HBO’s hit series, Game of Thrones. Berg went on to say:
“Game of Thrones changed television, they almost made it difficult to fall in love with people because you didn’t know if they were going to be taken away from you. That show’s had an influence on all TV dramas that have come after it.”
Will that influence affect Star Trek: Discovery? Harberts added:
“Death isn’t treated gratuitously on this show. It’s not for shock value. But when it happens we want to make sure that people really feel it.”
It’ll be interesting to see how they handle death on the show. It appears that Star Trek: Discovery is willing to kill off their characters if necessary. The won’t kill characters for the sake of it, but rather if it fits the narrative.
The upcoming series stars Sonequa Martin-Green (Rainsfor), Michelle Yeoh (Han Bo), Doug Jones (Lt. Saru), and Anthony Rapp ( Lt. Stamets).
Star Trek: Discovery will debut Sunday, September 24th. It will first air on CBS, then will switch to the CBS All Access streaming service, while streaming on Netflix internationally.
‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 1 Promotional Images
Star Trek: Discovery – Season 1
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.”