New Discovery promo shows saucer up close
The newest promo video features a small figure in an EVA suit (like we’ve seen in the May and July trailers) at the edge of a big starship saucer which slides into view.
You can get a better look at it on the official CBS All Access page.
Discovery now on billboards
A variation on the artwork used in the new promo animation is up on billboards around Los Angeles, first spotted by Discovery Klingon actors Mary Chieffo (L’Rell) and Ken Mitchel (Kol).
— Mary Chieffo (@marythechief) August 23, 2017
Discovery writer/producer hates replicators too
On Tuesday, TrekMovie reported that Star Trek: TNG and DS9 veteran writer/producer spoke about how he and other writers in the TNG era hated replicators because the removed the value and uniqueness of things in the Trek universe. It was also noted that some of the more advanced tech of the 24th century might have been one of the reasons why Star Trek: Discovery was set in the 23rd century. TrekMovie posed a question to some of the writers on Discovery to see if they agreed with Ron Moore, and writer/co-executive producer Ted Sullivan replied that he indeed did agree, calling replicators “lazy” and “drama-removing.”
I hate replicators. To me, they're lazy and drama-removing. Magic machines.
— Ted Sullivan (@karterhol) August 23, 2017
Discovery coming to PaleyFest NY – will they go to NYCC too?
PaleyFest has announced that there will be a Star Trek: Discovery panel with stars and producers from the show on October 7th as part of PaleyFest NY. Tickets go on sale on September 12th for some Paley members, the 14th for all members and the 15th for the general public. More info at paleycenter.org.
PaleyFest is held the same weekend as New York Comic Con. Panels have not been announced but if cast and creatives are in NYC for Paley, there is a good chance there will be a NYCC panel too.
Plans for streaming Discovery in Canada finalized
Discovery‘s two-episode premiere will be available Monday, September 25 beginning at 8 p.m. ET following its linear TV premiere a day earlier on Sunday, September 24 on CTV and Space.
Companion programming includes new documentaries plus the official companion after-show for Star Trek: Discovery.
With the addition of Star Trek: Discovery, CraveTV offers Canadians an unparalleled lineup of Star Trek programming. The Star Trek Collection features all episodes of all previous television series including: Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: The Animated Series, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, and Star Trek: Enterprise.
Star Trek: Discovery premieres on September 24th on CBS with all subsequent episodes on CBS All Access in the US. In Canada Star Trek: Discovery will premiere on Bell Media’s CTV and the Space Channel on the same night. Netflix will launch Star Trek: Discovery on Monday, September 25 to countries outside of the U.S. and Canada.