Bryan Fuller: What The Name “Discovery” Means To The New Star Trek Series

Star Trek: Discovery creator Bryan Fuller recently spoke about what the name “Discovery” means and why it was chosen as the name of the upcoming series on CBS All Access.

Fuller said:

“Discovery is so intrinsic as a concept to the philosophy that is Star Trek and it felt like it was a beautiful way to acknowledge that spirit and also… what Star Trek has provided for me is an inspiration on where we’re going as a species and a planet… and it has given me so much hope for a better world because we need it in the world we’re living [in] right now. We need curiosity and we need inspiration and we need to find better versions of ourselves and we need to discover better versions of ourselves.”

You can watch the video below.

The series’ title was officially announced on Saturday at San Diego Comic-Con during the 50th anniversary Star Trek panel.

The first episode of Star Trek: Discovery will premiere with a broadcast TV special on CBS. That episode and all subsequent episodes will be exclusively shown in the US on the video streaming service CBS All Access.

Alex Kurtzman, Bryan Fuller and Rod Roddenberry have been announced as executive producers, with Nicholas Meyer (director of The Wrath of Khan and The Undiscovered Country and co-writer of The Voyage Home) is serving as a writer and consulting producer.

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  • Dasjerm

    I guess with this being a US bound program on yet another of these “subscription” sites, I’ll have to “Discover” a way to watch it that doesn’t involve giving a shitty CBS money. And “Discover” it I will as will millions of others, if this show is even worth watching. After that horrible teaser and ship reveal, this show may not make it far to “Discover” anything but early cancellation

    • Arron Bubba Ratcliff

      sad but true man.People are all ready calling it STD. what were they thinking if they were thinking at all when they came up with that name.

      • JB

        STD… I didn’t catch that. That is too bad, though like Dasjerm, my current annual budget is $0 for Star Trek for predictable reasons.

      • Milo

        Yup, this 2017, the franchise gets it’s first STD! hehehehehehehe

        Seriously, what were they thinking? 😛

    • Nytegaunt

      Yup … on both CBS broadcast and Netflix day after every where but the US and Canada. Really damn insulting. Absolutely cannot wait to not pay for CBS All Whatever and watch it anyway.

  • Milo

    You want to find a better version of yourself? Go to church, pay attention to the principles, apply them in your life, then many years later pay attention to your personal growth after living said principles day in and day out. That’s the only way you will ever find a better version of yourself, not from a TV show, as engaging and thought provoking as it may be.

    • “Go to church”… Thanks for the joke…