Don’t Lose Faith in “Star Trek Discovery”
CBS has stated on more than one occasion that they want to do this right. And if that means delaying the series, then so be it. They said that when Discovery was delayed from it’s initial January 2017 to its more-recent May 2017. They’re saying it again, only this time they aren’t providing a revised date. Try not to read too much into that. If they were to provide a new release date only to need more time to get it right, nobody could take anything they say about Star Trek Discovery with any seriousness. So they’re forced to not release a date at this time.
Another thing to ponder is that filming of Star Trek Discovery starts in just a few days (this website broke that news before all others). So it’s not as if things have stalled in any way. Actually, they’re really starting to ramp up in speed. Today, CBS announced that James Frain has been cast to play Sarek, the father of Spock. This among the plethora of other recent casting announcements being made. Progress is being made. Dismay not!
When Will Star Trek Discovery Air?
When might Star Trek Discovery be aired? It’s expected that filming will wrap up on Discovery by September 7th 2017. The original plan was for episodes to become available on a weekly basis. It’s unclear if CBS intends to change this, but no announcement has been made. For now, we assume weekly releases to CBS All Access and Netflix (CraveTV if you’re in Canada).
Disappointing that there’s no new Star Trek ahead in May, but if we look at the long-term, perhaps one of the better decisions made by CBS for the series. There’s a lot of work to be done when you have a $6-$7 million budget per episode.