Bryan Fuller, the executive producer of the upcoming “Star Trek: Discovery” revealed more details of the show, which will premier in 2017 on CBS but with subsequent episodes being released on a live streaming network.

The series will be set ten years before Captain Kirk’s famous five-year mission depicted in the original 1960s series. The period would be a bridge between the original series and “Enterprise” which took place a century before. The series will take place in the “prime universe” and not the alternate universe in the series of J.J. Abrams movies that depict the original crew played by younger actors.

The approach to the casting will be “diversity” with a female lead character and definitely an openly gay supporting character. This idea is keeping with the original series, which had an African woman, an Asian, a Russian, a Scotsman, a Vulcan alien along with two white Americans in its cast.

Since the series will be on a separate streaming channel, some of the content will be PG13, or even R rated. That approach means that we’ll hear more bad language and see more sex and violence during the episodes.

“Star Trek: Discovery” will be the first TV Trek since “Enterprise” went off the air in 2005. It will be the sixth TV series set in the Trek universe, which includes the original series, “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” “Star Trek: DS9,” “Star Trek: Voyager,” and “Enterprise.”

The original “Star Trek” aired for just three seasons before being canceled, ironically a couple of months before the Apollo 11 moon landing.

However, the series set in the future in which human civilization has spread among the stars, exploring space, and interacting with aliens, enjoyed wild popularity in reruns. The series spun off a slew of big screen motion pictures and TV spinoffs. “Star Trek” has, without question, become the most wildly successful and lost lasting franchise in history.

The Trek franchise has been criticized for being a little too utopian. For example, no one can explain how the economics depicted actually works. The various series has also tended to be a bit preachy where it comes to social issues. But “Star Trek,” unlike a lot of dystopian fare that has been seen on the small and big screen, is set in a future that one might want to live in and not dread living to see.

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