5. The Network Isn’t Rushing It
There’s nothing more regrettable than a rushed TV series, where the characters feel like half-drawn representations, the effects look pathetic and the story is devoid of oomph. In addition to this, a hurried production can bring about a frail presentation, prompting a gigantic TRP drop for a week or two.
CBS will take as much time as necessary and ensure Discovery turns into the best TV show, instead of belting out an insane item. The Network reps disclosed to The Hollywood Reporter that they “will be flexible on a launch date if it’s best for the show”, since Discovery “is an ambitious project” and “it’s more important to do this right than to do it fast”.
4. Not A Direct Prequel To Anything
Discovery may have Spock’s father and a couple of other familiar faces. However, that doesn’t mean it’s a direct prequel to The Original Series. It exists prior in that same timeline, yet this won’t be the narrative of the Enterprise team slowly coming together. This won’t be Star Trek’s response to the Star Wars prequels.
This is a tremendous relief, since the tale of Kirk meeting Spock interestingly was just told on the extra large screen a couple of years back.
What’s more, it’s a good reason to be excited about. As it is, there’s a clear slate here, where new characters can do crucial things, individuals can die, new planets could be explored and new baddies defeated with no feelings of trepidation or distorting the canon.
The one thing Discovery can’t do is get villains that Kirk or Picard met in their adventures. The Klingons can be shown, yet the Romulans and the Borg are totally off the table. That’s because it’s been confirmed that their first encounters with Starfleet occurs after Discovery’s slot in the timeline.
Besides that, the writers have rather a great deal of flexibility here.