Star Trek Discovery Reboot Title

Star Trek Reboot Title Revealed — Plus, a Video Tour of the New Starship!

CBS’ new Star Trek series has a bold new title!

At Comic-Con on Saturday, Bryan Fuller — who is shepherding the anticipated reboot — announced that the show will be officially called Star Trek: Discovery, as in its titular vessel, the U.S.S. Discovery (NCC-1031), shown below:

star-trek-discovery-ship

As previously reported, the premiere episode will be broadcast on CBS in January 2017 before transitioning exclusively to the CBS All Access streaming service.

Per the official CBS logline, “The brand-new Star Trek will introduce new characters seeking imaginative new worlds and new civilizations, while exploring the dramatic contemporary themes that have been a signature of the franchise since its inception in 1966.”

“We’ve got the arc of the first season entirely written, or arced out,” Fuller recently revealed to Collider, “and we’ve got the first six episodes entirely broken.”

Fuller added at Comic-Con on Saturday, “We’re telling stories in a brand-new way. We’re not so much episodic. There have been 762 episodes of Star Trek television, so we’re going to be telling stories like a novel, chapter by chapter.”

As far as casting goes, he’s begun meeting with actors. “There’s a few people that we like,” Fuller has admitted, “and we want to carry on what Star Trek does best, which is being progressive.

“So it’s fascinating,” he continued, “to look at all of these roles through a colorblind prism and a gender-blind prism.”

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44 Comments
  1. Daya says:

    Dang, I was hoping the gallery was 20 best episodes of the entire series/universe.

  2. Mollie says:

    Disappointing. Was hoping to see who’s running the Enterprise these days.

  3. Eric Lowmiller says:

    Inbetween Enterprise and TOS? Or during TOS? Just going off the ships number…..

    • steven says:

      After Star Trek VI, before The Next Generation.

      • Chad says:

        how is that “post Star Trek VI, pre-TNG” rumor still going around? That is not the timeline, that’s just an incorrect rumor that went around. It has been confirmed that that is not the timeline.

        • jericho says:

          So do we know the timeline? Because that’s what I was hoping for in the teaser. Just please god let it be in the original timeline and not in the new Movie franchise’s bastardization timeline. (Beyond was good, but please build on what we had on tv and not further its path to be forgotten.)

          • Ben says:

            +1. If it’s not after Voyager in the original timelime… I feel that I’m not gonna care at all for the show. Specially if they decide to force all the pc bs that is around right now without a clever plot.

          • AC Walker says:

            Someone whop claimss to be a Star Trek fan while simultaneously complaining about “pc bs” has to be the most cognitively dissonant thing I’ve seen all week. Exactly what do you think Star Trek has been ABOUT for the past 50 years?

    • David4 says:

      Most rumors are true. But the look of the ship I’m going to guess it is after Undiscovered Country, and before TNG. Where the Klingons and the Federation make a ship together for a top secret mission to discover the undiscovered country together.

  4. Peter Ker says:

    This looks terrible and even worse than Star Trek: Enterprise.

  5. Davidj says:

    Um, not really liking the ship design at the moment, although I suppose it could grow on me like the Enterprise D did…

    • Jim says:

      Yeah that’s really ugly. I know it’s based on the Star Trek Phase 2 design because I’m a giant nerd, but that’s from decades ago and we can do so much more now with VFX design, why not give it some nice, sleek lines? Worst ship design I’ve ever seen in Star Trek!

  6. Which timeline is this in?

  7. L.W. R. says:

    looks ver much like the Ralph McQuarrie designs for ST-TMP. Wonder what era this is???????????

  8. haymarilyn7 says:

    Would love to see Michael Ealy in this series in a leading role. He brings great acting skill along with charisma and the camera loves him. He was excellent as Dorian in the futuristic Almost Human (was nominated for award as lead dramatic actor), has been nominated for a golden globe in a mini series about the FBI and domestic terrorism. He also turned in a delightful performance as Travis Marks in Common Law.

  9. DAVID says:

    Look up star trek – planet of the titans. That is exactly what this is. I posted a minute ago with a link, but guess it was scrubbed cuz of link. Anyways, designs are completely from that and if that’s the case, this will take place after original series and before tmp, and my guess is new timeline.

  10. DV says:

    It never fails. “Waaaaaaaaah. I only saw 10 seconds but I know it’s going to suck and fail!”.

  11. william says:

    I thought they called it Star Trek voyager? It will probably result in a quick death. There are not enough ST geeks to pay for the online version. The producers should offer this franchise to the CW. They’ve been hitting it out of the park with shows lately.

  12. Well I wont be watching it, because I’m not paying extra to see it, just because CBS has become greedy! I already have full cable, including all premium channels, Netflix, Hulu Plus, the one without adds, which is $14.99, and Amazon Prime! So I’m not adding CBS All Access too!

    • Temperance says:

      And why would you list all that, and why do you think it means you won’t be watching it?

      • lrdslvrhnd says:

        He listed all that because he’s ALREADY paying for all these things,a nd he thinks it means he won’t be watching it because he won’t pay for MORE just because CBS wants to get their own online thing going.

        I see this going one of two ways:

        1) CBS All Access does well, but it’s because of people wanting to watch all their old shows, not this. In this scenario, Star Trek: Discovery (aka DSC, I believe is the official acronym, because “ST:D” is just bad…) will not be renewed because it didn’t have enough viewers, and their new streaming service is doing just fine without it.

        2) CBS All Access fails, because nobody wants to pay for yet another streaming service. In this scenario, DSC will not be renewed because it didn’t have enough viewers AND because it didn’t help their precious new streaming service.

        In either case, they’ll ignore the fact that DSC pulls pirating numbers rivaling Game of Thrones, and just cancel it rather than moving it to something where people can actually watch it legally.

        • Temperance says:

          You could have skipped 1 & 2, and went to straight to your opinion on moving the show, It will be extremely highly pirated because no one is interested in the CBS pay channel. They won’t kill it, though – they’ll just move it to the same provider that supplies the show to all non-US markets: Netflix.

  13. Badpenny says:

    I guess the Klingons now control the Federation with a ship design like that. :)

  14. xyz says:

    Star Trek 90210…..

  15. D says:

    The ship looks like the enterprise and a Klingon battlecruiser had a baby

  16. njartist says:

    This looks promising and I am looking forward to watching it. Hopefully it
    will be going on a few years and add to the Star Trek story. I am glad
    that the new series will be set in the prime universe.

  17. Temperance says:

    Definitely has a bit of a Bird of Prey look. Interesting. The music is also unusually dark-ish.

  18. Bark Star says:

    Design-wise – even if its just a test render – this looks closer to the Abrams crap than actual Trek design. Hrmm.

    • Badpenny says:

      Actually, no. If you go and look up Star Trek Phase II on google you will see the Discovery here closely resembles one of the prototypes for the Enterprise that was going to be used before they decided to do The Motion Picture rather then Phase II.

    • David4 says:

      Someone clearly doesn’t know their Star Trek history at all. In the 70s they tried making several movies and Phase 2 before we got the horrible movie we got. One of which was called “Planet of the Titans”. That’s what the ship is based on.

  19. Christian says:

    You can tell a lot about what’s to come from the video, because the designers had to make specific choices.

    Ship Design

    The design has strong influence from the Kirk era by way of the saucer edge and the bridge dome. The body and nacelles look as though they are pre-Kirk and/or even a Klingon D7 class.

    The nacelle engines almost look like impulse engines instead of warp drive. What I assume are the actual impluse engines seem like thrusters.

    The design seems like the two parts of the ship were just tacked together. This doesn’t seem to give any lift to the progression of starship design as we’ve seen throughout the series and the movies. Even if this is a different class of ship, those “wings” seem very unnecessary to the function (and thereby forced).

    Is this a ship of war? Seems like an imposing structure and not necessarily a discovery-based ship.

    Mood

    The ship in inside an asteroid, so it seems to be a secret project (reminds me of the drydock from the Mirror universe in Enterprise when the Tholians captured the ship)—this does not seem like a ship that the Federation is proud of, or there it is part of a covert operation.

    The music is dark and foreboding. There was a part when the engines engaged when the musical theme had an nod to TOS Klingon themes.

    Quality

    The overall rendering of the scene looked like something you could find on a serious hobbyist’s website. There was little feeling of the heft of the thing. Textures seemed simplistic. Animations (of the mooring arms detaching) seemed stiffly animated and cartoon-y. I expected a feeling of weight and power. Instead, it seems cheap and common.

    Assessment

    I’m very skeptical this is going to be an uplifting series. I’m not convinced the Producers really understand what the “spirit of Star Trek” really is. Gene Roddenberry said it was a vision of Hope for humanity. One can’t demonstrate hope by means of darkness. Darkness is present, but if you look at TOS, TNG, and Voyager, there was an overall attitude and design that was uplifting. Through their adventures, they overcame evil and that is what we cheered. DS9 and Enterprise had this dark overtone to them and they were such a burden to watch. As a viewer, I didn’t want to be a part of those latter series, but I did with the originals.

    I’ll watch the pilot and see what the whole story is.

  20. Zoe says:

    I hope they improve the VFX on this, it doesn’t look very good right now.

  21. S1rWallace says:

    Putting aside the woeful Star Wars Rebels cartoon rendering quality, generic “found off the internet” music and model detail (or lack thereof), that design of ship is awful, as a general concept it just doesn’t work at all, as a hybrid of more modern trek (saucer section) with 1960’s klingon design (hull). It looked badly executed in the 1980’s with the Phase 2 concept art, it looks worse now. Between that and the overproduced/overtextured logo, this all needs a rethink from scratch in terms of direction.

    As for the name, it sounds fine in text form, but as an anagram, seriously, has nobody noticed? That’s what it’s going to get referred to.

  22. Allison says:

    I really, really hope that this series doesn’t fall into the same trap so many other shows have of late. Start out great, have some really cool story lines to develop…then fizzle out into silly, high school-type emotional dramatics, despite a story basis that should require of it’s characters a high degree of professionalism and the absolute necessity to keep their heads on straight. The original series and especially TNG managed to evolve great stories around science and scientific theory, and thereby balance the histrionics. Hope this one can pull it off as well!

  23. Steve says:

    Ugh… It looks like a starship and a Klingon ship had a freak baby.