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Star Trek: Discovery delayed to ensure the show is the best it can be…

September 14th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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Sorry Trek fans, but it looks like Star Trek Discovery is a little further away than we all hoped…

TVLine are reporting that, due to the massive production demands, the new series will not boldly go next January but rather will arrive in… May.

Exec producers Alex Kurtzman and Bryan Fuller said in a statement about the show’s delay: “Bringing Star Trek back to television carries a responsibility and mission: to connect fans and newcomers alike to the series that has fed our imaginations since childhood. We aim to dream big and deliver, and that means making sure the demands of physical and post-production for a show that takes place entirely in space, and the need to meet an air date, don’t result in compromised quality. Before heading into production, we evaluated these realities with our partners at CBS and they agreed: Star Trek deserves the very best, and these extra few months will help us achieve a vision we can all be proud of.”

Look, this is a positive thing, it means that all involved are more concerned with the quality than with getting it to screens before its ready… we wish all shows had that sort of motto.

CBS Television Studios President David Stapf said: “The series template and episodic scripts that Alex and Bryan have delivered are incredibly vivid and compelling. They are building a new, very ambitious Star Trek world for television, and everyone involved supports their vision for the best timing to bring to life what we all love on the page.”

Are we annoyed? Yes. Will we be happier when it eventually arrives? Hopefully…

What do you all think?

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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….

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