This Week In Sci Fi TV: Star Trek: Discovery Trailer, Another Game of Thrones Spin-Off And More

The new Star Trek series has suffered setbacks and delays but it is finally starting to make some progress and CBS released the first trailer this week. The trailer starts with Sonequa Martin-Green and Michelle Yeoh on a desert planet then moves to outer space to deliver glimpse at a show going for a very cinematic and epic look at feel. Interestingly, they do not go back to the low-tech look of the original series (this one takes place ten years before that) with plenty of sleek touch-screens and holo-projections in site, so I’m not certain if they will try explain the ensuing regression or just ignore it. But then that is probably only something that old TOS fans like myself would pay attention to.

The trailer ends with the announcement that the show is coming in Fall (no specific date, though), so at least we have a target launch window. The trailer looks good and perhaps this show can give a kickstart to the franchise after it seems to have stalled with the big screen reboot.

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Prior Week Posts:

May 12th: Agents of SHIELD, Timeless, and iZombie Renewed; Making History, Sleepy Hollow, and Frequency Cancelled; Syfy Picks Up Krypton; and More From the Run-Up to the Upfronts

May 5th: Four Game of Thrones Spin-Offs in the Works, The Handmaid’s Tale and Freakish Renewed, Emerald City Cancelled, and More

April 28th: Into the Badlands Renewed, Powerless Cancelled, Titans TV Series in the Works, and More

April 21st:  The X-Files Season 11 is On the Way, New Locke & Key TV Pilot, Fahrenheit 451 and Wheel of Time Adaptations, and More