Of course this could be some other alien with antennae. But surely we all want Andorians back? And surely the obvious connection is not unknown to super trekkie Fuller.
For any nitpickers about to complain they don't look like the Andorians we got used to in Enterprise, lets not forget the Andorians have been redesigned in ever era they have appeared (check out Therin of Andor's Rogues' Gallery and you'll see many variations). Which is great as it means we've seen fantastic racial diversity in the Andorians over the years!
In other Discovery news, Netflix (who will be the distributor everywhere except the US and Canada) have now added a page for the series on their website, including a little blurb:
The iconic franchise returns with a fresh series, new characters and a new ship. Their mission: Explore new worlds, bring hope to a new generation.Hope hmm? Was this new generation lacking in hope? What's afoot here?
The Netflix deal has apparently already made the production of Discovery profitable. As TrekCore reported in comments from CBS CEO Les Moonve:
We also struck a significant international deal with Netflix for ‘Star Trek,’ licensing our new series ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ to 188 Netflix countries around the world – virtually everywhere but North America.Moonve also hinted that the series will continue beyond the currently planned thirteen episode run, and sees prospects in spin-offs already:
In addition, we licensed all 727 previous episodes of our ‘Star Trek’ library. Plus, we struck a similar deal with Bell Media for Canada.
As a result, ‘Star Trek: Discovery,’ our new series, is profitable – and we haven’t even begun production.
We still have additional windows to sell the show in second and third cycles down the road. It’s also safe to say that ‘Star Trek’ will lead to a significant bump in subscribers for CBS All Access here in the US.
Going forward, obviously, we’re doing thirteen episodes initially with ‘Star Trek,’ we are fairly certain – although we haven’t done one day of production – that the series is gonna go on for a while.Star Trek: Discovery is due to start in January next year, it will be distributed almost everywhere in the world on Netflix, except for the US where is will be available on CBS All Access, and Canada where it will be on Bell Media channels and services. To keep track of all the latest details from the new show, visit my Star Trek: Discovery guide page.
We have spin-offs of spin-offs, you know? It’s a very, very valuable franchise that can turn into hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue for us.