Shortly after Comic-Con 2016 gave us our first look at the title ship of Star Trek: Discovery, creator Bryan Fuller pointed out the vessel’s preliminary design, tacitly acknowledging its Ralph McQuarrie influence as well. Now, Fuller offers a few updates on the Discovery’s look, including redesigned nacelles and more.
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Long before Bryan Fuller was officially announced to lead a new CBS Star Trek series, the franchise alum spoke openly of his interest in a more diverse Trek, even naming Angela Bassett as an ideal actor for Captain. Fuller’s vision is now one-step closer, as Star Trek: Discovery will indeed have a female lead, operating in a pre-Kirk setting, among other new details.
Colbert viewers couldn’t help but notice a bit more Late Show spark when the former Colbert Report host went live to take on the Republican and Democratic national conventions, and CBS certainly won’t ignore it either. The eye has in mind for three more live shows to follow the fall Presidential debates, you know, assuming no one in particular decides to sit them out.
In all the excitement of analyzing the ships and timelines of Star Trek: Discovery, fans have overlooked the next generation of weird and wonderful alien creatures to populate Bryan Fuller’s new series. See for yourself, as our new Star Trek teases extraterrestrial prosthetics for … something! Maybe an Andorian?
Even as precious few details of Bryan Fuller’s CBS Star Trek: Discovery have been made clear, it stands to reason that Fuller has in mind a different take on the Trek universe than the five series that wore it out in the first place. Next Generation star Brent Spiner now confirms as much, calling Fuller’s take “a completely different point of view,” as well answering if we can expect a Data cameo of some kind.
It’s been some time since William Shatner took part in any Star Trek revival, and with the movie franchise folding in on its own mythology, it might make sense of CBS’ Star Trek: Discovery to return the most famous Enterprise captain. Shatner is open to an appearance on the new series, but only “If I were useful.”
As the Star Trek film franchise wades even deeper into time-traveling trippiness, there remains the question of Star Trek: Discovery’s place in the universe for its TV return. We know it takes place in the prime (read: pre-reboot) timeline, but a new report may well have uncovered Discovery’s relationship to Kirk, Spock and the others.
It’s safe to say a reasonable amount of people will have watched Hillary Clinton accept the Democratic nomination from this week’s National Convention, leaving all of late-night buzzing in its wake. Perhaps no stars have been so GIF-ably in favor of Hillary than Broad City stars Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, who dropped by the Late Show With Stephen Colbert to show their support … from 1776.
If nothing else, last week’s Republican National Convention brought the nation something it sorely needed, that of Stephen Colbert’s return to the “Stephen Colbert” character as only the Colbert Report knew him. That return landed Colbert in some legal hot water, however, so let’s meet his off-brand replacement, Stephen Colbert!
At long last, Comic-Con 2016 brought word that Bryan Fuller’s CBS All-Access Star Trek series would bear the title Discovery, named for the ship we glimpsed in the brief promo, though reactions to the design proved somewhat mixed. Many noted similarity to Ralph McQuarrie designs for the Enterprise, but according to executive producers, the U.S.S. Discovery may yet change its final look.