Friday 30 June 2017

More Discovery updates!

Entertainment Weekly continue to tease out new details from their coverage of Star Trek: Discovery.

The visual influence of The Motion Picture can't be missed
Speaking about Star Trek influences, showrunner Aaron Harberts noted the cinematic influences which are readily apparent in the footage we've already seen, which he revealed is shop in 2:1 aspect ratio:
I think Nicholas Myers’ film are a touchstone, and not just because he’s been on staff with us. His storytelling is complex and intellectual and yet there’s a lot of room for character voices and character work, he’s done such an incredible job with the franchise. In terms of scope and scale, there’s something about Star Trek: The Motion Picture that really speaks to us as well. CBS has allowed us to find a cinematic language that’s wider in scope — our aspect ratio is 2:1 — and it just lends itself to a very lyrical way of telling the story. And just visually speaking, there’s also a little hint in terms of what J.J. Abrams did, a little bit, in terms of some of the visuals.
Entertainment Weekly have also revealed that Johnathan Frakes, aka Will Riker, will be returning to Star Trek directorial duties for one episode of Discovery. He is of course now a well regarded director, with numerous TV and film credits to his name in Star Trek and beyond.

T'Kuvma, the leading Klingon character
Another Entertainment Weekly piece highlighted a few new nuggets of information: As we know the Klingons play a major role in Discovery, and that apparently centers on the character of T'Kuvma, "a leader looking to unite the Klingon houses ... by any means necessary."

It also gave us a little hint about the new Harry Mudd, who they describe as a "younger and more grounded version".

We can look forward to many more details soon, as CBS have announced, via another of their snazzy graphics, that Discovery will be making splash at the forthcoming San Diego Comic Con:

Star Trek: Discovery is due to start this September, and 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.

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