As a fan of Star Trek from pretty much right out of the womb, you can count me as one of the many, many people that are sincerely rooting for ‘Star Trek: Discovery‘ to succeed. However, the road to the new televised series’ premiere has been littered with delays, conflicting information, and a seemingly-constant shuffle of the creative team – including the recent departure of Bryan Fuller as showrunner.
Now, in a recent interview, the new showrunners of ‘Discovery’ are attempting to give fans some insight into why the show has been delayed – the original release date for the show was slated as January 2017, then pushed back to May 2017, before finally landing on September 24, 2017.
In speaking about the technical aspect of the show’s delay, Aaron Harberts said:
“There’s is so much artistry and custom craftsmanship that go into every prop, every costume, every set. These things have to be designed and manufactured. We flew a costume designer to Switzerland to pick up the fabric for the Starfleet uniforms. Several items on our uniforms are 3D printed. Some of our sets can take over six weeks to make. CBS has given us the time and the money to make something the fans will find worthwhile.”
Piggybacking on this information, Gretchen J. Berg also mentions:
“You can’t cut corners or have 95 percent of what’s on screen be completely original and inspired and then have five percent something you bought at a store. It has to be cohesive — and it is. I’m so proud of what’s on screen, it’s so beautiful and it’s taking world-building to a whole new level.”
Plot details for the show have been hard to come by, but what we do know is that Sonequa Martin-Green (‘The Walking Dead’) will star in the series along with Michelle Yeoh, Jason Isaacs, Doug Jones, and Anthony Rapp. ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ takes place in the “original” Star Trek timeline, set before the events of the classic 1966 series.
‘Star Trek: Discovery’ will premiere on CBS on September 24, 2017, before moving to streaming service CBS All Access for the remainder of its 15-episode run.