Tonight: “Star Trek: Discovery” on CBS (9/24/2017)

The next chapter in the “Star Trek” mythology begins tonight on CBS with the season premiere of “Star Trek: Discovery”. I’ve shared some trailers and posters here before and if you’ve not seen any of those yet just click on THIS LINK to open up a run of them. After tonight’s premiere the show heads to the CBS All Access service and to generate more excitement here are the official poster along with some reminder of premise and cast. I’ll close us out with some added thoughts.

The Premise: Set roughly ten years before the events of the original Star Trek, the series follows the crew of the USS Discovery as they discover new worlds and civilizations, while exploring the franchise’s signature contemporary themes. The season-long storyline revolves around “an incident and an event in Star Trek history that’s been talked about but never been explored”.

The Cast/Characters:
Sonequa Martin-Green as Michael Burnham
Terry Serpico as Anderson
Maulik Pancholy as Nambue: Chief Medical Officer of the USS Shenzhou
Sam Vartholomeos as Connor: A junior officer in Starfleet Academy
James Frain as Sarek
Doug Jones as Saru
Michelle Yeoh as Philippa Georgiou: Captain of the Shenzhou
Anthony Rapp as Stamets: A Science Officer
Chris Obi as T’Kuvma: A Klingon
Shazad Latif as Tyler: A Starfleet lieutenant
Mary Chieffo as L’Rell: Battle Deck Commander
Jason Isaacs as Lorca
Mary Wiseman as Tilly
Rainn Wilson as Harry Mudd
Kenneth Mitchell as Kol: Commanding Officer of the Klingons
Rekha Sharma as Landry: Security Officer
Damon Runyan as Ujilli
Clare McConnell as Dennas

PiercingMetal Thoughts: Alas I will not be watching this later on since I have a concert tonight I’ve got the season premiere programmed onto my DVR to catch it during the following day at some point. Sadly, since I don’t plan on paying anything extra for CBS All Access this will be the only episode that I see. I’ve learned that the All Access plan per month is only $5.99 but that is with commercials which makes this like Hulu and the commercials are the biggest thing that keeps me off of Hulu. I didn’t even watch it during my free month. Its higher for a commercial free experience but I am already paying for Netflix and far too much more on top of that for the monthly cable and Internet bill. Reports are mixed about the show from those reviewers who have already seen the premiere episode but I will be my own judge of that. What about you readers? Will you be tuning in on CBS and then watching the following episodes on the streaming service? Chime in down below.

Official Series Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trek:_Discovery

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