‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 4 Premiere Date Announced

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Star Trek: Discovery wrapped production just a few weeks ago, and tonight during the show’s Star Trek Day panel, the premiere date was finally announced: Thursday, November 18 on Paramount+.  A short clip was introduced by Sonequa Martin-Green and shown to the live audience at the panel, which we’ll post when it comes in.

The panel, hosted by Wil Wheaton, featured cast members Wilson Cruz (Dr. Hugh Culber), Blu del Barrio (Adira), and Ian Alexander (Gray), and showrunner/executive producer Michelle Paradise.

Michael Burnham in Star Trek: Discovery season 4

Captain Michael Burnham in Star Trek: Discovery season 4

The official synopsis for season 4, from Paramount+:

Season four of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY finds Captain Burnham and the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery facing a threat unlike any they’ve ever encountered. With Federation and non-Federation worlds alike feeling the impact, they must confront the unknown and work together to ensure a hopeful future for all.

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Yay, another world ending threat that jeopardizes a hopeful future for all…

You do pay attention to the news these days, right?

Well, they “confront the unknown and work together to ensure a hopeful future for all” because they are “facing a threat unlike any they’ve ever encountered”. So the statement seems warranted, don’t you think?

Don’t get me wrong. I’m fine with challenging the dream time and again. But topical news shouldn’t have anything to do with Trek’s vision of the future. When Trek first came out we had a Cold War raging on and there was Vietnam. TMP premiered shortly after the mass murders in Cambodia. The 90s saw civil wars in South-Eastern Europe and Ruanda with millions of deaths. Yet Trek gave us TNG and VOY. Current events do NOT explain the excessive need for “adult drama”… Trek used to be optimistic counter-programming.

That said, I’m fine with DSC’s now more nuanced take on this. They have found a balance between darkness and light. PIC hasn’t and I doubt S2 will be any different…

Weren’t the Kazon on Voyager supposed to be a metaphor for street gangs? That was very topical for 1995.

And of course Star Trek VI was very much about the fall of the USSR. They even had a Gorbachev (excuse me, Gorkon.)

Point being? Of course Trek has always adressed topical issues THEMATICALLY. But while it dealt with those serious issues, it was never bleak or brutal in execution. PIC was exactly that and Stewart defended that style citing real-world politics. And that I cannot subscribe to. “Trump” does not justify “Icheb”…

Would you prefer they spend the whole season on a Pleasure Planet?

Can’t wait.

I am a fan of this show and look forward to it. But “facing a threat unlike any they’ve ever encountered” is such a cliche for Discovery at this point. Come on, Paramount, you are totally capable of coming up with something more original than the same thing you keep doing over and over.

Would you prefer: “We got a cool arc story this season that has some minor danger to the crew, but it’s not really a big deal in the end”

Yes, one of the criticisms of 24 in its later seasons was the constant, end of the United States or this weapon will wipe out the entire world plots, whereas season 1 received extra praise for keeping a tight well written story (threats against a presidential candidate)

Yet all of the Enterprise fan friends of mine always point to me this “history re-write” where Manny Coto, who was largely responsible for the issues you bring up on 24, took over the Enterprise series, and would have me believed that “Manny Coto Greatly Improved Enterprise,” when to me it kept spiraling down worse and worse in Seasons 3 and 4 — which is why less and less people watched it every week, which is a provable fact. I’d be curious on your opinion of this?

>> it kept spiraling down worse and worse in Seasons 3 and 4 — which is why less and less people watched it every week, which is a provable fact.

The fact is that the viewership never rose after season 1, however, one look at Nielsen ratings will tell you that you *can not* say that the series spiraled down. So one might argue, that season 1 shot ENT in the back and the series never recovered from this. Also – there was a number of reasons why the series didn’t recover. Shift in quality of storytelling was good, however to me the stories in s. 4 became too hermetic for non-Trek audiences with lots of foray into the canon that not that many cared or new about. The fact is though that Coto was just handed money and told – do what you like, this is dead anyway.

Is that awful “Why Klingons looked Human” episode still canon? Discovery looks to have Ignored it.

Oh come off it. Ratings are NOT an indication of quality and never have been. Quality is subjective. Just because YOU didn’t like the last two series of Enterprise doesn’t mean that everyone else didn’t like them. Why don’t you just accept that other people’s opinions are valid and not that everyone should think like you do? Because that is the impression you give off *all the time*.

The ratings decline of ENT is a matter of fact. I followed these numbers every week back then. But that was and still is true for basically all of network TV. Compare Smallville numbers back then with what current Arrowverse shows are doing on The CW… only the super die-hards still tune in. And these shows are still renewed every year. Supernatural had been renewed for FIFTEEN years!

The sad thing: if ENT had made the transition to The CW back in the day we may have never gotten that 12-year hiatus. The CW hardly cancels anything without a proper replacement. ENT would have gotten its full seven-year run and would most lkely have been replaced by Series Six seemlessly…

But that’s ancient history…

Coto did too many fan wank episodes in season 4.

I would love that actually!

By season 8 the crew will be rescuing God and retconning the Bible.

plot twist: Burnham is GOD.

She is in our house. We love her and we love Sonequa!

That explains the Burning Bush…But what does God need with a starship?

Q is God

One day after my Birthday! :)

Discovery, I slate you every time for being mostly awful but I’m giving you the benefit of the doubt on the 4th attempt! Change my mind!

Yeah, I really want one of the modern Star Trek series to succeed and actually be good. So I always watch everything and give it the benefit of the doubt. And for the first episodes of season 3 of Discovery I actually had hope it was going to be decent untill if spired out of control with a completly underwhelming conclusion to all the mystery. So yeah, purely based on this description I have no hope….but I’m still going to watch and hope it’s better than my expectation.

A threat unlike any they’ve ever encountered – since the last one. It’s getting a bit repetitive, isn’t it.

I like the new uniforms, but wish they’d get rid of that stripe.

Very excited. Love the new direction the show has been from. Most Trek series have a history of a rocky first season but the turnaround from the abysmal season 1 to what we’ve had in 2 and 3 is a mind boggling improvement. Loving the inversion of the colour uniforms from last season, nice metaphor of moving into a brighter future.

Yeah still not in love with the show but really love it being in the 32nd century! I love the thousand year history we now have of Trek from Enterprise in the 22nd through Discovery! Pretty cool. :)