Star Trek: Discovery Delayed Again


Star Trek: Discovery, the first new Star Trek series in twelve years has had another delay in production and won’t be launching this May.

According to The Hollywood Reporter Star Trek: Discovery is once again facing a delay. Here’s what CBS All Access representatives had to say in a statement:

"“This is an ambitious project; we will be flexible on a launch date if it’s best for the show. We’ve said from the beginning it’s more important to do this right than to do it fast. There is also added flexibility presenting on CBS All Access, which isn’t beholden to seasonal premieres or launch windows.”"

On one hand I’m glad that they are taking their time to get it right, on the other hand I see all the missteps that CBS has made with Star Trek and wonder if this is just another. Star Trek: Discovery is still set to begin filming next week, even though the scripts for the first season might not be finished yet.

The fact that the series isn’t done being written worries me more than anything else. Even in a Netflix style streaming world you have to worry about starting production without having everything written.

This feels like a bad sign for the new Star Trek series, but it could also be a good thing. If you want to look at the cup of Earl Grey tea as half full you can say that at least CBS understands that this is a streaming show and it doesn’t need to conform to the old broadcast network style. If you are a glass of Earl Grey is half empty though you could admit that this feels like a mess and that it looks less and less likely that Bryan Fuller’s departure was really about timing.

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