Good news everyone! We finally know when Star Trek will be back on TV!
The official Star Trek: Discovery twitter sent this out today:
So there you have it, September 24th is when we can start exploring strange new worlds and seeking out new life and new civilizations. Additionally Deadline is reporting that the first season will be split in two. The first 8 will air from September until November, and the remaining 7 will air sometime in the new year. Pretty standard stuff these days. Not only does it allow for shows to qualify in multiple years for awards, but it takes a huge burden off post production teams.
Real talk though, I really need this to be good. Star Trek has always been the anchor of my personal pop culture world and despite having a bunch of great films I firmly believe that it belongs on TV. So far the marketing for Discovery really hasn’t grabbed me though and it kinda looks like they are going to seek out and explore themes that Star Trek has already done a bunch of times. I very much hope that this show will be what Star Trek is at it’s best: an allegory for our times. I don’t get that feeling so far and the production design looks kinda… fan-film-y to me, too.
Only time will tell if Star Trek: Discovery will be good, and that amount of time is 97 days. Who’s counting though.