'Star Trek: Discovery' Finally Receives a Premiere Date in September

Monday, 19 June 2017 - 7:02PM
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Monday, 19 June 2017 - 7:02PM
'Star Trek: Discovery' Finally Receives a Premiere Date in September
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The wait is nearly over. Star Trek: Discovery is finally almost here. Almost.

After having delayed the show an impressive nine months, CBS has finally announced that Star Trek: Discovery will premiere on September 24, 2017 - unless, of course, anyone at the network can think of a really, really good reason why they should delay it again. And even then, the season is being split into two parts, with the first eight episodes airing through this fall, while the season's back half will air starting in January 2018.




It's clear that CBS doesn't have an awful lot of faith in the show: its Sunday night premiere comes immediately after an NFL doubleheader, with the implication being that the network hopes that after hours of football, most audiences will be too lazy or drunk to change the channel.

A key CBS executive has already expressed hesitation about the project as a whole, claiming that, for some strange reason, he doesn't believe that a science fiction show can do well on network television. So tune in for Discovery while you have the chance, if only to prove that sci-fi does indeed have a place on television. Starring The Walking Dead's Sonequa Martin-Green as well as Michelle Yeoh, the show would do wonders for diversity on television to prove that there's an audience for a progressive show about a woman of color, traveling through space and facing tough moral quandaries.

If by some miracle, Discovery evades cancellation long enough to build a genuine following, the results for television programming in general could be phenomenal. The show only needs a genuine chance to survive - too bad CBS has less faith in this project than audiences have in William Shatner's toupee. Regardless, the footage we've seen so far looks great.



Star Trek: Discovery premieres September 24, 2017 at 8:30 p.m. on CBS and their streaming service, CBS All Access.

Via: Deadline
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