In news that will surprise no one, but certainly frustrate many, it seems that after the multiple delays that have already held back ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ the network is now hesitating on even confirming their most recent delayed premiere statement of the show coming on in the fall of 2017. Considering that at one point we would have seen this show in January of 2017, that is somewhat distressing, but we should keep in mind all of the production issues behind the scenes, and the fact that it is probably best for them to delay the show if they think it will help the final product be the best it can be, instead of rushing it out, especially if they are going to be making fans pay for the new series on CBS’s online app (which I could rant about once again, but I’ve done that numerous times in past articles…)
When asked about the premiere date by Vulture, CBS Interactive President Marc DeBevoise gave the following answer:
“We’re not stating.”
Which admittedly does not sound great, but at least he followed up that statement with more positive news about the series:
“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.”
Again, at this point, let’s just be patient, and hope then when it finally does premiere, it is the show we’ve all been waiting for, and have faith that all of these delays are to ensure that the show can get the best production value it can overall. What are your thoughts on another potential delay for “Star Trek: Discovery?’ Are you losing faith in the project? Could the delays mean something worse is going on behind the scenes? Or do you agree that they are just taking their time to get the best product possible? Share your opinions and theories in the comments below!
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