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STAR TREK DISCOVERY Takes Off with First Footage

Space. It’s, uhh, it’s pretty far out there. And for the past several months, we’ve been excited to get back there on a weekly basis once CBS All Access launches its Bryan Fuller-created Star Trek, series, which will be a return to television. We didn’t know the name of the flagship series, but with the caliber of people involved–Nicholas Meyer?! I mean are you kidding?!–we knew we were in good hands. But on Saturday in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con, we learned the show’s title will be Star Trek Discovery, and the ship in question will be the U.S.S. Discovery.

The title, naturally, hearkens back to other shows that have used the primary ship or place to hang out as the subtitle–like Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise–but it lacks the colon, which is much more in keeping with the Kelvin Timeline movies. But that is not even the coolest part. The coolest part, friends, is that they also released a bit of CG testing for the ship itself, and it looks pretty damn awesome. You can see the video above.

I feel like the Discovery is a great mix of the original series Enterprise, with its perfectly circular saucer section and the Star Trek: The Next Generation Enterprise and its sleeker, flatter body section. The hard angles are also pretty interesting; a good way to blend the new and the old, I think.

What do you think?! Will Star Trek Discovery be the savior of the Star Trek franchise? Let us know in the comments below!

Image: CBS


Kyle Anderson is the Associate Editor for Nerdist. Follow him on Twitter!

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