Ain’t it Cool News seems to have gotten a few minutes of time with the very busy Bryan Fuller, he gave a few cryptic teases about the time frame of Star Trek Discovery.
When asked about the time frame:
There’s a big clue in the number of the ship [NCC-1031] that indicates when we’re set
AICN has taken his words to mean that, since NCC-1031 is quite a bit lower than NCC-1701, Discovery is set pre-TOS.
On possible connections to previous Trek universe, AICN specifically asked about a Section 31 connection given the slightly conspicuous 1031 registry number:
There are aspects of our first season that, depending on how well versed you are in that mythology, you could either read into it a connection, or not.
Fuller is a big fan of Halloween, so it’s more likely the 1031 is for the date of Halloween (10th month 31st day).
According to AICN, Fuller will “spoiler it up” on August 10, when CBS presents their new slate of upcoming shows to the Television Critics Association.
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