The future’s greatest asset (stuff beyond now) isn’t all that great when you just want the freakin’ future to hurry up and be the present already. Trekkers/Trekkies are experiencing that headache at the moment as the premiere of the much drooled-over small screen offering Star Trek: Discovery has been delayed by a number of months.
Originally set to arrive in January 2017 in all its Bryan Fuller-y glory, The Wrap reports that the sci-fi saga will now arrive in May 2017. Considering the aura around the Trek franchise and this program’s value to CBS All Access (the service that will broadcast the show), it seems fairly important for this series to get off on the right foot. According to creators/producers Alex Kurtzman and Bryan Fuller, the extra time was necessary to make Star Trek: Discovery the show it needs to be.
“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.”
There you go. We’ll have to wait (booooooo!), but only so the series can be extra good (hooray!). Instead of getting worked up over not seeing Star Trek: Discovery in January, let’s all spend this time daydreaming about what’s to come. Sound good? It’s sort of the only option available until May.