For those of you who have been living under a rock (or, God forbid, aren’t fans), Star Trek is due to hit the small screen once more for the first time in more than twelve years.
After the premature cancellation of Star Trek Enterprise in 2005, the property was left in tatters, but after four years of nothing Star Trek once again found life on the big screen. With the franchise surpassing its 50th year now, the Federation’s adventures are finally returning to TV with Star Trek: Discovery.
A new ship, a new crew, a new time period, Star Trek Discovery takes place a decade before Kirk and the Enterprise set off on their five-year mission into the unknown. Due to premiere tonight in the US (September 24th), New Yorkers have been treated to a special appearance from the new ship overhead, flying along the Hudson river.
Courtesy of Remarkable Media, the brilliant show was created using a two-ton exoskeleton fitted with LED lighting and carried by a Black Hawk helicopter.
Starring Jason Isaacs, Star Trek: Discovery debuts on CBS All Access in the US and the Space Channel in Canada tonight, September 24. The rest of the world will have to wait until tomorrow where it begins its run on Netflix. Don’t be expecting any binge-watching though, as the show will be released weekly.