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Star Trek (January 2017 TV Series) News and Speculation Thread of Boldly Streaming

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antonz

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New Series is going to be under immense pressure. If they don't knock it out of the park pretty quickly it will end up like Enterprise where the fan base early and even as the show got better they never came back.
 

Blade30

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Yes, he said in an earlier interview that the first season will have an overarching story.

My prediction: every season features a different cast in different time periods with seemingly separate storylines that eventually link up in some sort of way.

Fuller already confirmed that it's not an anthology series.
 

MCN

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New Series is going to be under immense pressure. If they don't knock it out of the park pretty quickly it will end up like Enterprise where the fan base early and even as the show got better they never came back.

Good thing those same "fans" didn't abandon TNG or DS9 during those difficult first 2 seasons.
 

Robin64

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ElTorro

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Unless there is some special story twist that explains those looks... That ship looks terrible.
 

Kevin

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I dig the new design. It seems like they tried to make a ship that feels very "Star Trek" like while also making it a bit modern and new.

It's definitely a different take on the ship design we are generally use to for Star Trek but we don't really know anything about the era or even the "feel" of the show yet. They are putting some top talent on this show and I feel very confident that it will be epic when it finally airs in January.
 
The prime timeline is the timeline the shows are set in, whereas as the JJ films are in an alternative timeline. The only show that is canon in both timelines is Enterprise at this point.
 

B.K.

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Whats Prime timeline?

The original timeline that everything before Star Trek 2009 takes in. TOS, TNG, DS9, Voyager, the TOS movies and TNG movies are all the Prime timeline. Star Trek 09, Into Darkness, and Beyond are the Kelvin timeline.
 

CorrisD

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Whats Prime timeline?

Prime Timeline is the original shows and movies, the alternate/kelvin timeline is for the new reboot films. But as I said in the other thread assuming the NCC registration is correct and not just a really old ship then this seemingly takes place before TOS, and likely before the timelines split for the new films, so it's technically both.
 

JdFoX187

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Was really hoping for something either in between TOS and TNG or something past TNG. The pre-TOS has been covered plenty, I feel. Oh well, I still like the design of the ship and I'm excited for a Star Trek series again, especially if it's more serial and less episodic. But woof, that CG was pretty bad.
 

Kaladin

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I have a theory. Is it possible that this is not a federation ship and it is a combination of an Enterprise class saucer and a Klingon or other tail section?

It looks like a mesh of techs from the Prime verse.
 

Lagamorph

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Prime Timeline is the original shows and movies, the alternate/kelvin timeline is for the new reboot films. But as I said in the other thread assuming the NCC registration is correct and not just a really old ship then this seemingly takes place before TOS, and likely before the timelines split for the new films, so it's technically both.

This will take place way after the timeline split. The registry of the Kelvin was NCC-0514. The discovery looked to be NCC-1031 so it's a much later vessel.
Admittedly the time split between the Kelvin and the Enterprise would indicate that the Kelvin was an older ship, but at that time Starfleet was pretty wary of keeping ships in service for more than 20-30 years, look at how they wanted to bin the Enterprise even when it was barely more than 20 years old, and they were talking about it as if a ship that old was out of the ordinary.
 

CorrisD

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This will take place way after the timeline split. The registry of the Kelvin was NCC-0514. The discovery looked to be NCC-1031 so it's a much later vessel.
Admittedly the time split between the Kelvin and the Enterprise would indicate that the Kelvin was an older ship, but at that time Starfleet was pretty wary of keeping ships in service for more than 20-30 years, look at how they wanted to bin the Enterprise even when it was barely more than 20 years old, and they were talking about it as if a ship that old was out of the ordinary.

Looking at the NCC registrations on Memory Alpha there are ships with lower registrations than the Kelvin still hanging about in TOS and the later films. I don't think the NCC is going to help tell us when this is besides being within like 50 years of TOS.
 

Lagamorph

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Looking at the NCC registrations on Memory Alpha there are ships with lower registrations than the Kelvin still hanging about in TOS and the later films. I don't think the NCC is going to help tell us when this is besides being within like 50 years of TOS.

On the other hand, the trailer states that this is the "Test Flight", so we can assume that the Discovery is a brand new starship at the time of the series. That's still going to put it before TOS, but likely after the timeline divergence.
 
I have a theory. Is it possible that this is not a federation ship and it is a combination of an Enterprise class saucer and a Klingon or other tail section?

It looks like a mesh of techs from the Prime verse.
It would be neat if the show was set in a future, like 26th century or something, where the Klingon Empire has finally joined the Federation.
 

Herne

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I love Ralph McQuarrie, but that ship is ugly as hell. It looks like he crossed a Klingon D7 with one of the TOS era Romulan Warbirds.

Ick.
 

Mengy

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Looking at the NCC registrations on Memory Alpha there are ships with lower registrations than the Kelvin still hanging about in TOS and the later films. I don't think the NCC is going to help tell us when this is besides being within like 50 years of TOS.

Seeing as how it is NCC-1031 and it's a "new" ship in the series, then this show must take place after Enterprise but before TOS. With that ship registry coupled with the crappy design of the ship it really just has to be placed there.

I hate the look of the ship, but hopefully the show is good enough to make up for it.
 
Seeing as how it is NCC-1031 and it's a "new" ship in the series, then this show must take place after Enterprise but before TOS. With that ship registry coupled with the crappy design of the ship it really just has to be placed there.

I hate the look of the ship, but hopefully the show is good enough to make up for it.
The only thing is that the ship details look newer than pre TOS. The blue glowing deflector dish, the nacelles, I'm just not convinced that it's not at least as new as the Excelsior class.
 

sammex

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Not sure if this has been mentioned or not, but this'll be showing on Netflix for everyone outside of Canada/USA.
 

Mengy

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Not sure if this has been mentioned or not, but this'll be showing on Netflix for everyone outside of Canada/USA.

Source for that? I can't believe they would make us in Canada and USA pay for CBS streaming but let the rest of the world watch it on Netflix. Why can't we get to it on Netflix too?

If true, that really pisses me off.
 
Source for that? I can't believe they would make us in Canada and USA pay for CBS streaming but let the rest of the world watch it on Netflix. Why can't we get to it on Netflix too?

If true, that really pisses me off.

CBS's streaming service will likely be US/Canada only. They'll sell the rights to other providers for the rest of the world. It's pretty standard for TV shows to do that.
 
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