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Star Trek: Discovery
Wed, 2017-Sep-27 01:24 UTC
Length - 3:49

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With 177,304 views on Tuesday, 26 September 2017 our article of the day is Star Trek: Discovery.

Star Trek: Discovery is an American television series created for CBS All Access by Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman. It is the first series developed specifically for that service, and the first Star Trek series since Star Trek: Enterprise concluded in 2005. Set roughly a decade before the events of the original Star Trek series and separate from the timeline of the concurrent feature films, Discovery explores the Federation–Klingon cold war while following the crew of the USS Discovery. Gretchen J. Berg and Aaron Harberts serve as showrunners on the series, with producing support from Akiva Goldsman.

Sonequa Martin-Green stars as Michael Burnham, the first officer of the USS Shenzhou and later the USS Discovery. Doug Jones, Shazad Latif, Anthony Rapp, Mary Wiseman, and Jason Isaacs also star. The new series was announced in November 2015, and Fuller joined as showrunner the next February. Fuller wanted to make an anthology series, beginning with a prequel season to the original series, but CBS asked that he make a single serialized show first. In October 2016, after further disagreements with CBS and struggles with other commitments, Fuller left the series. Berg and Harberts took over day-to-day production using a mythology and broad story arc established by Fuller, while Goldsman joined then as support.

The production put emphasis on carrying on the legacy of the previous series, including making efforts to feature a diverse cast. The values and designs of the Federation were updated for the series, but were expected to evolve towards those of the original series throughout Discovery's run. The show also heavily features the Klingon species, with the intent of exploring the central conflict from both perspectives. The Klingons were redesigned for the series, with influence from their previous appearances, the original inspirations for the species, and the novel The Final Reflection, as well as research on biology and evolution. The Klingon language is also extensively used. Discovery is filming in Toronto and has filmed on location in Jordan.

Star Trek: Discovery premiered on September 19, 2017, at ArcLight Hollywood, before debuting on CBS on September 24. The rest of the 15-episode first season will be made available on All Access and is split into two chapters, with the first two episodes acting as a prologue. The first chapter finishes airing in November 2017, and the second chapter begins in January 2018.

This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 01:24 UTC on Wednesday, 27 September 2017.

For the full current version of the article, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trek:_Discovery.

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