While the agonizing wait for January to roll around has been painful for Star Trek fans eager to see the franchise return to television in Star Trek: Discovery, showrunner Bryan Fuller has been in the news a lot talking about the upcoming show and what to expect from it. We already know that it takes place after Enterprise and before The Original Series, that it features a female, non-captain as a lead and that they are dedicated to cross-media offerings to help really kickstart the franchise. That’s all good.
The slow trickle of news continues as Fuller is back at it, says /Film, describing the inspiration for the title of the show, which includes a nod to not only creator Gene Roddenberry, but legendary filmmaker Stanley Kubrick.
“This ship is called the Discovery for a few reasons. Not the least of which is Stanley Kubrick’s contribution to the Discovery [One] on 2001: A Space Odyssey, NASA’s vessel the Discovery, and also the sense of discovery. What the word ‘discovery’ means to Star Trek audiences who have been promised a future by Gene Roddenberry where we come together as a planet and seek new worlds and new alien races to explore and understand and collaborate with.”
There was also talk about how fans need to temper their expectations. There hasn’t been a Trek in a great deal of years and a lot of us have so many expectations for what this show should be and it might not be exactly that.