how can something be “too female?“ like full offense but there are not enough women on screen. i want a show, hell a network run solely by women; that is about women, just for women. show me more woc, wlw, older women, hell just women in general! give me more women
Star Trek: Discovery - Bryan Fuller confirms female lead, gay character, prequel setting, and more!
Today was the penultimate day of the Television Critics Association summer press tour, an annual event which holds a variety of different panels – and this year, one of those panels was ran by Bryan Fuller, who revealed a lot of information about the new Star Trek: Discovery program, set to launch in 2017 on CBS All Access in the US, on terrestrial television in Canada, and on Netflix worldwide.
It’s also said that you can bend space and time. Currently, however, it’s not entirely clear what this means, as the statement is yet to be expanded upon. We can, though, infer that there will presumably be some involvement of time travel concepts in the show, which continues a long (albeit at times controversial) tradition of such ideas within Star Trek.
The news that we’ll have both a female lead and Star Trek’s first gay character has excited me – it’s great to see Star Trek really living up to its ethos of inclusivity and diversity, and it continues to confirm my belief that Bryan Fuller really does understand what Star Trek means, and that he’s the right man to take it forward into the future. I’m also quite intrigued by the fact that it’s been stated the aforementioned female lead will not be a Captain; it’s obviously far too early to tell, but it may well mean that Discovery is going to be a very different type of Trek than we’ve ever seen before.
Admittedly, I am disappointed that Discovery will be set so close to the timeframe of the original series, and seemingly drawing from it a lot; I feel that following Star Trek’s 50th anniversary, we should be looking to the future, not back to the beginning. Equally, however, Fuller’s comments about presenting Discovery from a new perspective makes it pretty obvious that he has something unique he intends to bring to the table, and that is ultimately a lot more important for Star Trek right now than just when the show is set.
I am literally furious at CBS right now (more than normal anyway). Buzzfeed just put up an article that goes into great detail about the sad demise of Person of Interest and it just made my blood boil. They refused to tell Jonah and Greg that the show was cancelled, even through releasing the airdate for season 5 and it’s absurd two-episode-a-week schedule. They forced Greg and Jonah’s hand and the guys finally threw their hands up and just said they were done. Without getting word from the network, the creators made the decision and announced that the 5th season would be the final chapter of POI…purely for the sake of the cast and crew who had been living in limbo for months. On top of this, CBS refused to let the writers do what they truly wanted with these last 13 episodes and go fully serialized with the Samaritan plot. The forced them to keep the “number of the week” format despite the fact that they were no longer invested in the long term future of the show. Jonah even said that he wished they’d had more episodes to explore the major mythology of the show, though he’s still very proud of the final season.
I already know CBS makes horrible decisions in which shows they decide to make. But to see what little respect they had for these people who devoted their lives to making this brilliant television show….it just fills me with so much disgust that I can’t even fully express how mad I am. Everyone involved in this show deserved SO much better than this garbage network they were saddled with. I’m eternally grateful for all of their hard work and dedication to making this series as wonderful as they could in the face of such hardship with the network. I only wish they could have gotten to tell the story exactly how they wanted. But they still did a fucking amazing job considering their restrictions. Oh…and I hope CBS gets thrown into a dumpster fire.