Unbelievably, it has been twelve years since there has been a series of Star Trek on the small screen. Following the immense success of the first season of Star Trek: The Next Generation which first aired in 1987, Gene Roddenberry's iconic science fiction phenomenon dominated the small screen for eighteen years, across four serials - The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise.
Following the commercial success of the J J Abrams directed and produced Star Trek reboot movies Starfleet is set to return to the small screen once again with the new Netflix series Star Trek: Discovery, with Hannibal's Bryan Fuller and the director of the forthcoming The Mummy Alex Kurtzman as the series showrunners.
Discovery will star The Walking Dead actress Sonequa Martin-Green as Michael Burnham, the part human and part Vulcan First Officer of the Starfleet vessel the USS Discovery. Set ten years before Kirk and Spock commanded the iconic USS Enterprise, the series, which will span fifteen episodes is set to show the rising tensions between the United Federation of Planets and the Klingon Empire.
Although the show is reported not to follow the alternate timeline of the recent movies, it does feature the recent movie's designs for the notorious Klingons.
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