'Star Trek: Discovery' Comic-Con Teaser: This Is The New U.S.S. Discovery NCC-1031 [VIDEO]

Star Trek 2017 USS Discovery
'Star Trek: Discovery' premieres on CBS in January 2017. Star Trek / YouTube

CBS unveiled a new teaser for an all-new Star Trek series arriving January 2017. The show will preimiere on CBS before it will air exclusively on the CBS All-Access streaming service. The Comic-Con trailer reveals the show's official title, Star Trek: Discovery, and the ship the show is based on: the majestic U.S.S. Discovery (NCC-1031). Scroll back up to watch the trailer above!

The new Discovery vessel looks massive and it features the familiar iconic discus design that's synonymous with the show. However, the Discovery features a browner finish and a more robust, triangular structure to hold the magnatomic amplication crystals. It's a ship that is instantly recognizable yet different at the same time, which is perhaps what CBS execs wanted the new Star Trek series to convey.

“We’ve got the arc of the first season entirely written, or arced out,” said TV producer Bryan Fuller to Collider, “and we’ve got the first six episodes entirely broken.”

“We’re telling stories in a brand-new way," Fuller also said at Comic-Con on Saturday. "We’re not so much episodic. There have been 762 episodes of Star Trek television, so we’re going to be telling stories like a novel, chapter by chapter.”

Last but no least, Fuller also touched upon the status of casting. 

“There’s a few people that we like and we want to carry on what Star Trek does best, which is being progressive," Fuller said. "... it’s fascinating to look at all of these roles through a colorblind prism and a gender-blind prism.”

“The brand-new Star Trek will introduce new characters seeking imaginative new worlds and new civilizations, while exploring the dramatic contemporary themes that have been a signature of the franchise since its inception in 1966,” CBS described in its official logline.

 

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