I know, I know, talk about beating a dead horse. This is yet ANOTHER article discussing the delays of the long-awaited ‘Star Trek: Discovery,’ only this time, some light at the end of the tunnel. It seems that it is not all about the loss of writers, show runners and producers that have caused delays, but rather, a creative choice as well, wanting to ensure they get the best show out there, especially since it has been over a decade since fans have seen a ‘Star Trek’ show on the air.
According to co-creator and executive producer Alex Kurtzman during a recent interview with Collider:
“We postponed our schedule because the truth is we did not want to put out something that was subpar, and as the vision expanded we started feeling like we weren’t gonna be able to deliver the scope and the scale that was on the page. And CBS was extremely supportive in saying, ‘Okay you know what, this is streaming, it’s not like we have to beat out right away, let’s do the best version of this, Trek is too important for all of us.’”
I personally like this attitude, and while I may not agree with other aspects of this endeavor (sorry but I will never stop complaining about the ludicrous choice to make it exclusive to the CBS app), I can appreciate the decision to slow it down and make the show in a reasonable time-frame, allowing them to get things right, and not be stuck trying to make a deadline forced on them by a network or a studio. That is how we get great art, and hopefully, a great TV series, and who knows, with the time and care invested in ‘Discovery,’ it may actually be worth the price of paying for the CBS app after all. Here’s the hoping for the best for the next generation of the ‘Star Trek’ saga.
Nick is a freelance writer based in Los Angeles, who belongs to the privileged few who enjoyed the ending to ‘Lost.’ For more of Nick’s thoughts and articles, follow him on Twitter.