Although it’s been over a decade since fans have been eagerly waiting for a new Star Trek show, the release of the Star Trek: Discovery has been delayed by several months. While there is no confirmation when the show will premier, recently director Alex Kurtman has explained the reason behind the delays.
Recently the director commented, “We postponed our schedule because the truth is we did not want to put out something that was subpar, and as the vision expanded we started feeling like we weren’t gonna be able to deliver the scope and the scale that was on the page. And CBS was extremely supportive in saying, ‘Okay you know what, this is streaming, it’s not like we have to beat out right away, let’s do the best version of this, Trek is too important for all of us.”
This is an interesting take on the delay although the show is currently set to premier in the fall of 2017. Since the official confirmation of the show, the road to the current state has been pretty rough given that Bryan Fuller departed shortly after confirming that he will join the production team. However, the show is set to stream on CBS All-Access which means the production delay won’t necessarily be an issue regarding schedule.
Despite that, the excitement regarding the show has waned down in last several months after several delays. With the show featuring a group of diverse cast members, we can only hope that it lives up to expectations. Most importantly, the director’s latest comments made to Collider mean that we are set to get the best possible take of the show which seems to be promising. With the fall approaching pretty fast, we will have to wait to see if Star Trek: Discovery gets delayed one more time.
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