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Old 11-15-2016, 02:04 PM
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The reason why Discovery isn't on broadcast TV.

To summarize:
* Sci-fi never succeeds on broadcast television. (except for all those sci-fi shows past and present that do succeed because they're actually good)
* It will bring subscribers to All Access. (no it won't)
* They want to have more profanity and sexuality. (i.e. pandering)

Another article rips these excuses apart as well.
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Never mind, I was being negative again.
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Old 11-23-2016, 01:59 AM
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Michelle Yeoh announced as a cast member.

All I've seen her in is Tomorrow Never Dies and I thought she was fine, but that was twenty years ago.

I have no idea how much her acting style has changed, so we'll see.
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Old 11-24-2016, 01:50 AM
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A recap of everything known so far and the current status of the show (including the Yeoh casting).
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More cast members known, as well as the placement in 2255.
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People elsewhere are groaning about being sick and tired of Klingons. Personally, I think it'll still all come down to the execution.
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Discovery won't be ready for a May premiere

Also they've cast somebody as Sarek, and actual production on the show is only starting now.

Also supposedly the premiere date is flexible since the show is being broadcast on All Access. Oh yeah, it's not like you have to coordinate the broadcast of the pilot on CBS or anything (oh, wait...) and it's not like the show is the flagship of All Access (oh, wait...)

There is no official release date now

I am excited that Nicholas Meyer is involved.

The casting of a guy who studies fungus in space confuses me. Even if they've thought of sufficient story possibilities for this, it seems like a job focus that is too narrow for a starship. Maybe a planet that's covered in fungus that can be used for a practical purpose, but not a starship. Can't they just call him an exobotanist or something?

I'm getting concerned at the size of the cast. We've got officers from two ships, AND Sarek, AND three Klingons. I know that some of these will be recurring, but I just don't see the Deep Space Nine-style of balancing act even being attempted these days.
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Another recap of currently known information

Sarek is confirmed as a regular. Odd, because I never got the impression that Sarek spent huge amounts of time on starships, only using them as transport between assignments.
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Two more cast members.

I'm getting afraid now. How will the creators fit all of this into one-hour episodes?

A theory that when Discovery arrives, the rest of Trek will leave Netflix.

That'd be a shame and catastrophe.
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Old 01-31-2017, 06:12 PM
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Discovery has a new logo, closer to the TOS one.
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I like the new logo better.

A fungus guy is handy whenever you need to make puns. I bet he winds up delivering a lot of one-liners in firefights.
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Maybe the fungus guy will be Egon.
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Leaked photo from the set.

If these are supposed to be Klingons, someone really messed up.
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Yeah, I just hope there will be wigs attached to those brainspines.
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No, there's too much detail on the backs of the head to cover with a wig.
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Three more cast members.

Yikes, they'll never fit all of them in, will they?
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More cast members.

I refer you to one of the comments: "They started shooting 3 weeks ago and they're still casting people? This is gonna suck."
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Old 02-15-2017, 01:18 PM
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10 "New" Things We Just Learned About Star Trek Discovery

Note that the quotation marks were added by me, as few of these qualify as "new." But if you want a roundup of the last month or so of news, you might as well click the link.
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Well, another delay means fall 2017.
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Yeah, I remember when I said that they should've just delayed it until fall and done it properly. I also remember speculating that if CBS All Access wasn't in the cards that's what they'd do.
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