Star Trek is making a television comeback, and the early reactions suggest Star Trek: Discovery will give the fans what they've been asking for.
The new Star Trek series, which will stream on the CBS All Access service, has had some traditionalist fans unsure of how to feel. The trailers and previews are action-packed and have beautiful special effects, but some fans haven't found the series to be as instantly recognizable as Star Trek as they would like. Others have been concerned about what a prequel series could mean for Star Trek's canon and continuity.
Star Trek: Discovery made its world premiere last night at the Arclight Cinema Dome in Hollywood, and the early reactions from the premiere should help put those fears to bed.
One buzzword was "cinematic," suggesting that CBS achieved the high-budget, prestige television version of Star Trek that they were aiming for.
The early reactions also say that the show's first two episodes are drenched in Star Trek lore, so fans shouldn't be concerned about continuity wipes or breaking canon.
Several others also admitted that the show is absolutely worth getting a CBS All Access subscription to watch.
Star Trek: Discovery premieres on September 24, 2017. Check out some of the early reactions below.
For more information on how to watch Star Trek: Discovery, take a look at our viewing guide. For more information on the cast, here's our character guide. For more on the state of the Star Trek universe, check out our primer.
Just saw Star Trek Discovery.
And yes. That's a good whoa.— Sam Witwer (@SamWitwer) September 20, 2017
A vintage Keanu whoa.#whoa
CBS will put me in the Agony Booth if I give spoilers but can say Doug Jones' Lt. Saru is an INSTANT CLASSIC sci fi icon.— Jordan Hoffman (@jhoffman) September 20, 2017
...some elements sure to spark debate, but expect most fans will be ready for more - Anthony. Full review Sun. at https://t.co/Wj2zE2hxze— TrekMovie.com (@TrekMovie) September 20, 2017
OK just got out of #StarTrekDiscovery and can't say much but... It's good. Really good.— Carli Velocci (@velocciraptor) September 20, 2017
After watching the first two episodes of Star Trek: Discovery, I'm finally willing to pony up for CBS All Access. You win, CBS— Tommy Cook (@tc4949) September 20, 2017