Star Trek Discovery will get its official launch on CBS on September 24 before moving permanently to the network’s All Access digital arm, reports the Los Angeles Times.
Both the first and second episodes of the 15 show prequel will air on CBS and will be made available right after that for streaming. All future episodes can be seen exclusively by CBS All Access subscribers.
The trailer above stands at around 20,000 likes and 10,000 dislikes, a ratio that’s horrendous for most YouTube videos in showing dislike. Twitter comments taken from The Rafu Shimpo include such statements as “another Social Justice Warrior failure”, and bemoan the casting of only “one white male.” Most of the back lash is against cast members Sonequa Martin-Green and Michelle Yeoh for taking lead roles in what’s traditionally, as science-fiction been viewed, as a “male-only” franchise.
So much hate, and the new show hasn’t even aired yet.
From IMDb, the show itself is still hush-hush, though the first look trailer is above. Its tagline? “At the edge of the universe, discovery begins…”
George Takei, the actor who played Sulu on the original Star Trek sci-fi show, fought back against the “SJW-Haters”. (SJW= Social Justice Warrior – a catch-all, negative term for liberals).
“Today in this society we have alien life forms that we call trolls,” Takei said on MSNBC. “And these trolls carry on without knowing what they’re talking about or knowing even less about the history of what they’re talking about.”
“Now these so-called trolls haven’t seen a single episode of the new series, because it hasn’t been aired. And they don’t know the history of ‘Star Trek’ … Gene Roddenberry created this with the idea of finding strength in our diversity — and also the delight of life in diversity …”
Takei couldn’t have put it any better.
Live long and prosper, guys. Live long and prosper.
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