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July 12 2017

Star Trek Discovery is obeying continuity… we just don’t know which one

Star Trek Discovery is rapidly approaching its premiere and we still don’t know which continuity it is in, just that it honors it.

Starting with the 2009 film, there are multiple continuities about the early days of Starfleet. Currently, we don’t know where Discovery sits. Is it the original series? Is it the Kelvin timeline? We just don’t know. Alex Kurtzman spoke with CNET this week and told us it at least follows…s omething.

If you are a fan of Trek you are going to see a lot of things which hearken back to the original series and elements of the original series…I’m not just talking plot, but the spirit of what that show was.

We are going to be revisiting a couple of things on Star Trek: Discovery that I think people are going to find familiar. Without spoiling anything we are adhering to a timeline and sticking to the rules, but also I think finding some new areas and avenues that have only been alluded to, but never fully explored.

The only thing that makes me think it is original continuity is the following:

You’ve got a roomful of people with very different and very devoted relationships to Star Trek in that writers room. And that carries on a pretty proud tradition of Trek being written by fans. You have to respect canon as it’s being written. You can’t say, ‘That never happened.’ No, no no, you can’t do that, they would kill you. Star Trek fans would kill you.

No, you have to respect canon. You have to understand the timelines and what the different timelines were and what the different universes were and how they all worked together. You have to keep very meticulous track of who, what, where, when and why. And we have people in the writer’s room whose sole job is to say, ‘Nope, can’t do that!’

People don’t get worked up over the Kelvin timeline, but they sure do over the original.

I guess we’ll find out Sept. 24 when Star Trek Discovery premieres.


Source: CNET .


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  • Stuart Colley

    It has been stated over and over that this show is set in the original series timeline. It’s literally the only thing that production has been forthcoming about. It may LOOK different but that was always going to be the case. Lazy clickbait article