There are a very select number of science fiction shows that are able to have the honor of continuing on for more than a couple of years. The countless stories that have emerged from Gene Roddenberry’s fantastical Star Trek universe continue to this very day, entertaining all around the world with stories that are mixed with action, science and a beautiful dose of humanity and how one day could be united in such a beautiful way.
Star Trek has served as an inspiration for countless people around the world, bringing an abundance of hope not only over what we can accomplish in space but as a species. Not every episode that’s taken place in the Star Trek universe is overflowing with these themes, and at times can be a little bit over-the-top campy, but the impact the series has had on viewers still clearly resonates in their hearts to this very day.
This is why it is no surprise that Star Trek: Discovery got the green light. The opportunity for the likes of show runner Bryan Fuller, co-producers Heather Kadin, and Rod Roddenberry to create another chapter in the ongoing mythology was nothing short of exciting to do. And so, on the 50th anniversary of the beloved franchise, those behind Star Trek: Discovery and actors William Shatner (Star Trek), Scott Bakula (Star Trek: Enterprise), Jeri Ryan (Star Trek: Voyager), Michael Dorn (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) and Brett Spiner (Star Trek: The Next Generation) descended upon this year’s San Diego Comic-Con to sing the praises of this iconic sci-fi series.
Star Trek: Discovery will premiere on CBS All Access in January 2017.
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