When Star Trek: Discovery was announced as the next TV incarnation of the franchise, we all thought we'd get to see it in celebration of Trek's 50th birthday in 2016. Then a showrunner change meant delays, then more delays followed, and now the May 2017 release has been pushed to this fall or even early 2018. That's the bad news.
The good news is that, after all that, Discovery has finally kicked off production in Toronto.
To celebrate, the show -- which will debut on CBS before beginning its 13-episode run on the CBS All Access streaming service -- just dropped a one-minute teaser video. The footage is very heavy on tying the series to the beginnings of Star Trek at creator Gene Roddenberry's typewriter, but the second half finally gives us a glimpse at the look of the series. There are some renderings of the titular Federation vessel, a glimpse of new uniforms and some cool alien gear, and it all ends on a shot of a new captain's chair. Check it out.
It's not much, but if you spend enough time looking at the details (for instance, Guillermo Navarro is shooting the first episode, which is a very fine choice), you'll get really excited for more. I can't wait to see the crew in those new Federation duds.
Star Trek: Discovery stars Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp, James Frain and Michelle Yeoh. It premieres soon. We hope.