We are less than four weeks away from Star Trek: Discovery returning to finish out its first season, and while we wait, we have some news about the show to share. We’re covering how it’s being watched on Netflix, the impact it’s having on the studio where it’s filmed, and a couple of new official videos featuring Anthony Rapp.
Discovery brings people together
Netflix has released their annual look at how people have been watching content on their service in 2017 around the world, which includes Star Trek: Discovery outside the USA and Canada. They identified the top 10 binged shows, the top 10 ‘savored’ shows (most watched over longer periods), the top 10 shows that couples watched separately and the top 10 shows that ‘brought us together.’ And it was that last list of shows that families watched together that included Star Trek: Discovery, which came in at number 4 behind Stranger Things, 13 Reasons Why, and A Series of Unfortunate Events. The full infographic from Netflix is below.
Pinewood expanding to accommodate Discovery and other productions
According to a new article in The Hollywood Reporter, Pinewood Toronto, where Star Trek: Discovery is shot, is planning to double its current capacity of soundstages. Part of the reason for the expansion was the space required by Discovery, as noted in the report:
“They gobble up a lot of space. So we need to expand,” Alfredo Romano, a partner and investor in Pinewood Toronto Studios, says of CBS All Access’ Star Trek TV series
According to the report, Pinewood is currently at full capacity with a number of productions already lined up and they are being forced to turn away additional productions.
Rapp talks time loops
In episode 7 (“Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad”), the crew of the Discovery go up against Harry Mudd forcing them into a series of time loops and only Lt. Stamets sees it happening. In a new official video, Anthony Rapp gives his analysis and talks about the challenge shooting the episode.
Culber and Stamets: Groundbreaking characters video
Speaking of Rapp, there is also a new official video focusing on the relationship between Lt. Stamets and Dr. Culber (Wilson Cruz), the first same-sex couple on a Trek TV show.
More Disco Bits
Here are a few links about Discovery:
Inside Higher Ed: The Ethics of Using the Free Preview to Binge Watch Star Trek Discovery.
Keep up with all the Star Trek: Discovery news at TrekMovie.