CBS Announces Discovery Participation
Today, CBS has announced that they will have representatives present at the 2017 Comic-Con in San Diego. The annual convention draws thousands of genre fans and is often used as a launching point of PR engines, television shows, comic series, books, and much more.
You may remember that at last year’s Comic-Con, then-showrunner, Bryan Fuller, made the first announcements of what we can expect from the upcoming Star Trek Discovery television show. He revealed that Star Trek Discovery would be taking place 10 years before The Original Series, that there would be robots, and other tidbits that fans could use to draw their own conclusions about the upcoming show.
It was also during Comic-Con 2016 that we got our first glimpse at the USS Discovery NCC-1031 in a teaser released that day. Of course that teaser was made in haste, was never intended to be a final product (though many fans took it as such) and the result was that Star Trek fans were dividing on what to think about the ship featured in the new series. Some even went as far as saying they’d never watch the series.
We also learned that Discovery would be a streaming series, airing on CBS’s All Access and Netflix.
No Specifics Yet
We don’t have any specifics about what to expect at this year’s Comic-Con, but we do know that there will be “cast and creatives from Star Trek: Discovery” at the event on Saturday July 22nd, 2:30 p.m. PST in Ballroom 20, according to a StarTrek.com press release.
While no details have been released, we do expect to finally get our first real look at the finished design of the USS Discovery. Previously, CBS release a Star Trek Discovery trailer that featured only the USS Shenzhou, captained by Philippa Georgiou (Michelle Yeoh).
We will of course continue to keep our eyes peeled for additional news related to Star Trek Discovery at Comic-Con. Be sure to check back often.