Discovery about to relaunch Star Trek on the small screen


After a desolate 12 years, Star Trek Discovery is about to bring the storied franchise back to the small screen. Here’s what to look forward to.

It’s been over a decade since Star Trek has graced television’s small screen. After constant Trek on a weekly basis ever since 1987, it’s been a barren and desolate time since Star Trek: Enterprise left us.

Back in 1987, The Next Generation launched a time of Trek which has been unmatched in its history. TNG started things off, joined late in its run by Deep Space Nine, and then Voyager came along after TNG ended.

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Upon Voyager’s end, Enterprise held Trek’s sole grasp on television. In 2005, due to negative momentum from an uneven first three seasons and perhaps some fatigue from an uninterrupted near two decades with Trek on television, Enterprise came to an end.

Since then, rumors of future series have come and gone. Fans have created excellent alternatives series. Novels have found their place in the franchise, and of course J.J. Abrams’ reboot movies were the main source of Star Trek on any screen.

That ends tonight at 8:30 p.m. EST on CBS when Star Trek: Discovery makes its debut. All the questions and suspense can finally end, and fan concerns over everything from uniforms to ship design to why the heck Harry Mudd is going to be in nine episodes can at least begin to find answers.

We’ll be watching, as you’re watching.

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Star Trek is finally back where it belongs, on the small screen.