Bryan Fuller kicked off Star Trek Discovery with a bang, but unfortunately left before the show’s second season. The executive producer’s departure was at first blamed on the time he needed to spend working on the Starz series American Gods. But before that, there were reportedly budgetary restraints resulting in creative clashing during the writing phase. That means fans only got so much of Fuller’s vision for this new era of adventures in the final frontier. But thanks to a recent interview, we have details on what Fuller would have done with the Mirror Universe on the series, which would have been drastically different from what ended up happening. Read More »
Spoilers for Star Trek: Discovery season 2 ahead.
The ending of Star Trek: Discovery season 2 boldly went where no Star Trek franchise had ever gone before – 930 years into its future, and past the farthest point explored on the timeline in the Next Generation era of Trek storytelling.
Now Jonathan Frakes, the Star Trek veteran who is directing multiple episodes of Star Trek: Discovery season 3, says that the third season features a “big tonal shift” to accompany its new setting. Read his quote below.
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Content! It’s all about content! And if you’re already running out of things to watch at home, CBS All Access is here to help. The streaming subscription service was already offering up a free trial for 30 days, but since it looks like we’re going to be social distancing for at least another month, they’ve extended the trial period for another 30 days. That means you can get a 60-day CBS All Access free trial right now, giving you plenty of time to binge The Twilight Zone reboot and more. Read More »
At the end of the second season of Star Trek Discovery, Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green), the starship Discovery, and her crew were launched 930 years into the future. And if this teaser trailer for the upcoming third season is any indication, things are looking pretty bleak for the Federation.
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Sandbox VR, a company that offers full body virtual reality experiences, has announced that it will be launching a Star Trek Discovery VR experience this fall called Star Trek: Discovery – Away Mission. Similar to what we’ve seen from companies like The Void, Sandbox VR is blending virtual reality technology with tactile physicality, immersing participants in a way that goes beyond simply donning a headset and operating a hand-held controller. Check out the trailer for the new Star Trek Discovery VR experience below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, August 1st, 2019 by Fred Topel
CBS Television Studios held a panel on “Impact Storytelling” with four of its showrunners for the Television Critics Association. The panel included Dead to Me’s Liz Feldman, The Good Fight’s Michelle King, In the Dark’s Corinne Kingsbury and Star Trek: Discovery’s Michelle Paradise. The panel addressed how each show uses their narratives to discuss social issues.
After the panel, Paradise remained to talk to reporters more specifically about Star Trek: Discovery season three. Since season two ended with the Discovery traveling 930 years into the future, season three takes Discovery from a prequel series into the far future of Star Trek. Paradise previewed the sorts of changes Trekkers can expect, and what’s not going to change in Star Trek: Discovery.
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It’s a very interesting time to be a Star Trek fan. In addition to Star Trek: Discovery exploring brave new worlds on CBS All Access, several other series are in the works. For longtime fans, the upcoming Star Trek: Picard will offer a check-in with Patrick Stewart’s beloved Starfleet commander decades after the events of Star Trek: Nemesis. For newer fans, perhaps the comedic animated series Star Trek: Lower Decks will offer a bit of variety to an old but still powerful franchise.
All three shows were part of CBS All Access’s 90-minute Enter the Star Trek Universe panel at San Diego Comic-Con, where they pulled out all the stops and offered several looks at the future of the universe’s greatest science fiction franchise. Here’s what we learned.
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Jeff Russo, a composer whose credits include the Fargo TV series, Legion, and more, is also the artist behind the Star Trek Discovery soundtrack. The score for the show’s second season is arriving this month, and we’re debuting an exclusive track to mark the occasion. Hear “Time Traveler” from the Star Trek Discovery 2 soundtrack below.
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It’s been a long road, Star Trek: Discovery fans, but everything we’ve seen has led us to this point: the finale.
“Such Sweet Sorrow: Part 2” has been an episode I’ve been anxiously anticipating all week. I didn’t know what to expect. Like everyone, I had some hopes, some theories, but nothing prepared me for what I saw. At the time of writing this, it’s been hours since I’ve seen the finale, and I’m still shaking in my figurative boots. This is without a doubt the best episode of Discovery ever, and it just might be the best episode the Star Trek franchise has ever had.
Here’s what made this episode the new gold standard for Star Trek episodes.
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I am beside myself.
Why am I writing in italics? Because I know no other way to describe my anxiety after seeing the penultimate Season 2 episode of Star Trek: Discovery, “Such Sweet Sorrow.”
Billed as the first part of a two-part season finale, “Such Sweet Sorrow” increased the drama a thousand-fold. This episode had me literally screaming “What’s going to happen?!” and squirming in my seat. Perhaps some of that was the orange-vanilla coke I drank. But I think most of that was due to the action, drama, and pure emotion that filled this week’s episode.
I don’t know where to start. So let’s go ahead and break down the top emotional moments of the episode.
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