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Discovery Series 2 News

Post by Crazedwraith » 2018-06-15 05:02am

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Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts are out as showrunners of CBS All Access’ Star Trek: Discovery, and executive producer Alex Kurtzman will take over as sole showrunner for Season 2, Deadline has confirmed.

“We’ve made some producer changes at Star Trek: Discovery,” producer CBS TV Studios said in a statement to Deadline. “The series continues under the creative vision and leadership of executive producer and co-creator Alex Kurtzman. Discovery remains on course for season two in 2019 with new and continuing stories that build on its successful premiere season.”

Sources said there were no creative problems on the show but more of operational issues. It is possible that another showrunner could be recruited down the road.

The series is in production on Episode 5 of the second season. There is a scheduled hiatus coming up, and filming will continue after that.

This is the the second showrunner change for the series following the exit of Bryan Fuller in 2016 while Star Trek: Discovery was still in pre-production.

Star Trek: Discovery follows the voyages of Starfleet on their missions to discover new worlds and new life forms, and one Starfleet officer who must learn that to truly understand all things alien, you must first understand yourself. The series features a new ship and new characters, while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers.

The cast includes Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Jason Isaacs, Anthony Rapp, Michelle Yeoh, Shazad Latif, Mary Wiseman, Mary Chieffo, James Frain and more.

Star Trek: Discovery is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Secret Hideout, Living Dead Guy Productions and Roddenberry Entertainment.

The Hollywood Reporter was first to report the showrunner change.
Isn't Kurzman the one responsible for STID being well... STID?

I've still not got round to watching series 1 but by all accounts it was okay by the end. This doesn't strike me as hopeful news though.
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Star Trek: Discovery follows the voyages of Starfleet on their missions to discover new worlds and new life forms
while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers.
Did the author of this article watch STD season 1 ?

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2018-06-15 05:02am
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Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts are out as showrunners of CBS All Access’ Star Trek: Discovery, and executive producer Alex Kurtzman will take over as sole showrunner for Season 2, Deadline has confirmed.

“We’ve made some producer changes at Star Trek: Discovery,” producer CBS TV Studios said in a statement to Deadline. “The series continues under the creative vision and leadership of executive producer and co-creator Alex Kurtzman. Discovery remains on course for season two in 2019 with new and continuing stories that build on its successful premiere season.”

Sources said there were no creative problems on the show but more of operational issues. It is possible that another showrunner could be recruited down the road.

The series is in production on Episode 5 of the second season. There is a scheduled hiatus coming up, and filming will continue after that.

This is the the second showrunner change for the series following the exit of Bryan Fuller in 2016 while Star Trek: Discovery was still in pre-production.

Star Trek: Discovery follows the voyages of Starfleet on their missions to discover new worlds and new life forms, and one Starfleet officer who must learn that to truly understand all things alien, you must first understand yourself. The series features a new ship and new characters, while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers.

The cast includes Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Jason Isaacs, Anthony Rapp, Michelle Yeoh, Shazad Latif, Mary Wiseman, Mary Chieffo, James Frain and more.

Star Trek: Discovery is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Secret Hideout, Living Dead Guy Productions and Roddenberry Entertainment.

The Hollywood Reporter was first to report the showrunner change.
Isn't Kurzman the one responsible for STID being well... STID?

I've still not got round to watching series 1 but by all accounts it was okay by the end. This doesn't strike me as hopeful news though.
He and Robert Orci were both largely responsible for the first two reboot films being...what they were. This does not increase my confidence in s2.
Discovery started bad, got pretty good, flirted with great, then sort of fell apart by the end.
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Re: Discovery Series 2 News

Post by Master Six » 2018-07-21 04:17am

I just watched the trailer for Season 2. What utter crap. I'm sorry, I'll admit up front that I have only seen the first two episodes -- most of what I know about the show I've gathered from here and Memory Alpha. That trailer reminded me why that felt like the right decision.

Does anyone know a reason why I should give this show a chance? I've been willing to forgive a lot of continuity fuck-ups, but this is even more brazen than the worst of B&B.
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Re: Discovery Series 2 News

Post by bilateralrope » 2018-07-22 12:32am

Master Six wrote:
2018-07-21 04:17am
Does anyone know a reason why I should give this show a chance? I've been willing to forgive a lot of continuity fuck-ups, but this is even more brazen than the worst of B&B.
STD season 1 didn't feel like continuinty fuckups. It felt like they didn't even care to try and maintain continuity.

Still, the mirror universe episodes were decent. They might be able to pull something off. Though leaning so heavily on TOS characters makes me doubt it.

It's not worth paying for a new streaming service to watch. But might be worth watching if you're outside the US and already paying for Netflix.

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Re: Discovery Series 2 News

Post by bilateralrope » 2018-07-23 01:05am

A thought comes to mind: How often did the other Trek series face things that were a threat to the entire Federation ?

With the Season 2 trailer, STD has given us three:
- Klingon war.
- Mirror universe killing all the spores, wiping out all life in all universes.
- Those red flares in the trailer.

Meanwhile, I can only recall DS9 facing one Federation ending threat in its entire run. TNG faced a few (conspiracy aliens, borg, romulans, probably a few more I forgot about), plus another 2 in its movies. I can't recall the other series well enough to give numbers right now.

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Post by Lord Revan » 2018-07-23 03:18am

bilateralrope wrote:
2018-07-23 01:05am
A thought comes to mind: How often did the other Trek series face things that were a threat to the entire Federation ?

With the Season 2 trailer, STD has given us three:
- Klingon war.
- Mirror universe killing all the spores, wiping out all life in all universes.
- Those red flares in the trailer.

Meanwhile, I can only recall DS9 facing one Federation ending threat in its entire run. TNG faced a few (conspiracy aliens, borg, romulans, probably a few more I forgot about), plus another 2 in its movies. I can't recall the other series well enough to give numbers right now.
TOS had quite a few either direct or implied, just from the top of my head, pretty much any episode involving klingons or romulans, the Doomsday Machine. Remember that during TOS the klingons and romulans were just 1 poorly dealt incident away from outright war and it was always considered something that would end badly for UFP (as in even a victory would most likely be a pyrric one).

EDIT:ENT had temporal cold war, the Xindi invasion and incident with the romulans (not so much federation ending as federation preventing but for this it's the same deal), Voyager didn't have as mainly due to being set mostly outside of federation space.
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Re: Discovery Series 2 News

Post by wautd » 2018-07-23 04:02am

A bit off-topic but damn the Discovery is one fine looking ship

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Post by Eternal_Freedom » 2018-07-23 11:59am

wautd wrote:
2018-07-23 04:02am
A bit off-topic but damn the Discovery is one fine looking ship
It is, rather. It's definitely grown on my since I saw the first concept drawings.
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Post by houser2112 » 2018-07-23 12:06pm

The Shenzhou is a fine looking ship. The Discovery is a short step above Excelsior.

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Post by Batman » 2018-07-23 06:59pm

You gotta be fucking kidding me. That ship looks like a Klingon ship (real continuity) raped a Federation one and she decided to keep the baby. The Warp nacelles are way too long and the saucer section not only has a giant gap in it for no apparent reason but rotates, also for no apparent reason
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Post by Darth Lucifer » 2018-07-23 07:52pm

Most of the complaining in the circles I frequent have been about Captain Pike's uniform of all things. Because it's not like the one seen in "The Cage." Personally, I don't want to see baggy velour sweaters in Star Trek ever again.

The new story arc for this season seems to be Discovery Season 2: The Search for Spock (again). But I guess if you're trying to milk the original Star trek for its mythos, then Spock is the main character to exploit. And who better to hunt him down than his commanding officer? I'm totally on board with Captain Pike, this can be very interesting. It also looks like Pike brought some of his own people to fill in for Security and Medical...I'd be stoked if the guy in blue was Dr. Phillip Boyce.

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Post by Lord Revan » 2018-07-24 03:07am

I know it's considered Heresy but personally I wouldn't be sad at all if the uniforms from the TOS pilots would be reconned out, while it has it's flaws this new uniform is better looking and I wouldn't mind if the phased that in as main discovery uniform. It's both a nice step between the DSC uniform and the TOS uniform and doesn't scream "low budget" like the TOS pilot uniforms
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Lord Revan wrote:
2018-07-24 03:07am
I know it's considered Heresy but personally I wouldn't be sad at all if the uniforms from the TOS pilots would be reconned out, while it has it's flaws this new uniform is better looking and I wouldn't mind if the phased that in as main discovery uniform. It's both a nice step between the DSC uniform and the TOS uniform and doesn't scream "low budget" like the TOS pilot uniforms
I personally liked the pilot uniforms. They were practical and seemed ideal for field use.
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FaxModem1 wrote:
2018-07-24 04:22am
Lord Revan wrote:
2018-07-24 03:07am
I know it's considered Heresy but personally I wouldn't be sad at all if the uniforms from the TOS pilots would be reconned out, while it has it's flaws this new uniform is better looking and I wouldn't mind if the phased that in as main discovery uniform. It's both a nice step between the DSC uniform and the TOS uniform and doesn't scream "low budget" like the TOS pilot uniforms
I personally liked the pilot uniforms. They were practical and seemed ideal for field use.
You think baggy velour sweaters are practical and ideal for field use?

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houser2112 wrote:
2018-07-24 09:01am
FaxModem1 wrote:
2018-07-24 04:22am
Lord Revan wrote:
2018-07-24 03:07am
I know it's considered Heresy but personally I wouldn't be sad at all if the uniforms from the TOS pilots would be reconned out, while it has it's flaws this new uniform is better looking and I wouldn't mind if the phased that in as main discovery uniform. It's both a nice step between the DSC uniform and the TOS uniform and doesn't scream "low budget" like the TOS pilot uniforms
I personally liked the pilot uniforms. They were practical and seemed ideal for field use.
You think baggy velour sweaters are practical and ideal for field use?
I didn't realize those were velour sweaters, but I really like their field jackets and utility harnesses that the Away teams wore on the planet. Those seemed practical and better than just the bare uniforms they wore on most episodes.
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Post by Raesene » 2018-08-15 05:38am

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Post by bilateralrope » 2018-08-16 05:01am

I wonder how badly the writers will screw up Spock.

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Post by SpottedKitty » 2018-08-17 08:22pm

bilateralrope wrote:
2018-08-16 05:01am
I wonder how badly the writers will screw up Spock.
With a bit of luck none of them will fixate on those scenes in the TOS episode "The Cage" where a bit of Early Episode Weirdness let him show odd bits of emotion.
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Post by Lord Revan » 2018-08-18 08:56am

SpottedKitty wrote:
2018-08-17 08:22pm
bilateralrope wrote:
2018-08-16 05:01am
I wonder how badly the writers will screw up Spock.
With a bit of luck none of them will fixate on those scenes in the TOS episode "The Cage" where a bit of Early Episode Weirdness let him show odd bits of emotion.
though to be fair Spock was never truly emotionless, what makes those scenes out of place is how open Spock is about showing emotions not that he is showing them.
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