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Confirmed: Star Trek: Discovery is in-universe with the original series oh and forget about the Trek novels…

August 2nd, 2017 by Marc Comments

Remember all the kerfuffle a while ago about the timeline of the JJ Abrams Star Trek movies as they tinkered in a massive way with the original story through time travelling shenanigans to the point where the Kelvin timeline had to be created (here)? Well no such nonsense with the upcoming series Star Trek: Discovery.

During the CBS All Access Television Critics Association presentation the executive producer of Discovery, Akiva Goldsman, confirmed that the new series will indeed run in the same universe as Star Trek: The Original Series, acting as a prequel to it, Generations, Ds9 and Voyager.

However, while ‘in universe’ it will, it appears, be a very much standalone event:  “It is its own standalone story with its own characters and its own unique vision of Trek,” said Goldsman.

He also added that the Star Trek novels set within the era of Discovery are no longer canon (didn’t we go through this a few years ago with Star Wars?): “We are considering the novels not to be canon, but we are aware of them,” Goldman said.

We’re hearing all sorts of mixed feeling about Diecovery, but what are you all thinking? Let us know…


Sonequa Martin-Green (“First Officer Michael Burnham”), Jason Isaacs(“Captain Gabriel Lorca”), Doug Jones (“Lt. Saru”), Shazad Latif (“Lt. Ash Tyler”), Mary Wiseman (“Cadet Sylvia Tilly”), Anthony Rapp (“Lt. Paul Stamets”), James Frain (“Ambassador Sarek”), and Rainn Wilson as Harry Mudd rounds out the cast.

The series will premiere on the CBS Television Network Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 with all subsequent episodes available on CBS All Access, the Network’s digital subscription video on demand and live streaming service, and will be distributed concurrently by CBS Studios International on Netflix in 188 countries and in Canada on Bell Media’s Space channel and OTT service CraveTV.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….