'Star Trek: Discovery' is Still Delayed Without an Official Release Date

Monday, 17 April 2017 - 9:35PM
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Monday, 17 April 2017 - 9:35PM
'Star Trek: Discovery' is Still Delayed Without an Official Release Date
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When we first heard back in 2015 that there was going to be a new Star Trek show debuting in January 2017, we were ecstatic. However, it's now April 2017 and Star Trek: Discovery still isn't anywhere close to premiering - and it sounds like it's been delayed yet again.

After pushing back the premiere to May 2017 and then again to "early fall 2017," CBS is now refusing to even give an estimate of when the series might actually premiere, and that's not a good sign.The cast has recently come together, and series star Sonequa Martin-Green (of The Walking Dead) even had her character revealed just a couple weeks ago, so it seems like the hold up has to do with the series' unusual release plan. Set to premiere on CBS, the series will then air the rest of its episodes on the pay-to-play streaming service CBS All-Access - and it kind of seems like CBS might be getting cold feet about implementing that plan.

Here's what the head of All-Access Marc DeBevoise told Vulture in a recent interview when asked about the progress of Star Trek: Discovery:

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"It's going great, I've actually been up there [to the set]. It is, you know, phenomenal. It is huge. And we're very excited about the content, the creators, the actors, all coming together. As you said, we're not tied to any specific release date. It'll be there when we're ready to do it, and when we feel it's in a great place. We're not worried about anything here. We're excited, and we'll have more specifics as we get closer to what will likely be the release dates."
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While DeBevoise sounds excited about the show (and he should, it's his job to sell it), he's careful not to mention when we might be able to actually see it. The interviewer then pressed him and asked if it was premiering in the previously reported "early fall," and DeBevoise replied, "I'm not stating."

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To go from announcing and delaying a premiere date to not even wanting to give an estimate can only be seen is worrisome. And while we're hoping that everything is OK with the future of Star Trek on TV, we have to admit that we're beginning to wonder if CBS is just going to scrap the show entirely at this point. If they keep delaying the show forever, then they might as well have.
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