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‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Gets Premiere Date, Split First Season Rollout

The first half of season one will kick off Sept. 24th, with the second half of the season launching n January 2018.

Star Trek: Discovery is ready for takeoff.

CBS on Monday announced that the highly anticipated series will premiere on Sunday, Sept. 24th at 8:30 p.m. That same night, the two first episodes will be available to stream on CBS All Access, with subsequent episodes premiering exclusively on the streamer every Sunday.

However, the 15-episode first season of the sci-fi series will be split into two chapters. The first eight episodes will roll out through Nov. 5. The series will then return with seven new episodes in January 2018.

As announced at CBS’ upfront presentation to advertisers in May, Star Trek will be accompanied by a weekly aftershow, Talking Trek, which will also launch weekly exclusively on CBS All Access.

The rollout plan for the new Star Trek is similar to how CBS unveiled The Good Wife spinoff The Good Fight. CBS All Access’ first scripted series premiered on the linear network on Feb. 19, the same night the first two episodes became available to stream online. Subsequent episodes were released weekly, also on Sundays.

However, The Good Fight’s first season ran just 10 episodes so the season wasn’t split in half like Star Trek will be. (The second season has been extended to 13 episodes.)

Also unlike The Good Fight, Star Trek: Discovery’s linear premiere may face NFL-related delays on Sept. 24th when it launches after the 90-minute season premiere of 60 Minutes.

Star Trek: Discovery will follow the voyages of Starfleet on their missions to discover new worlds and new lifeforms, and one Starfleet officer who must learn that to truly understand all things alien, you must first understand yourself. The series will feature a new ship, new characters and new missions, while embracing the franchise’s well-known ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers.

First ordered to series in late 2015, the CBS TV Studios drama was originally set to premiere before The Good Fight in early 2017. However, delays behind the scenes, including the exit of original showrunner Bryan Fuller, pushed the start date back to May and then to late summer, early fall while The Good Fight premiere was moved up from spring to February.

Fuller remains an exec producer on the project, along with Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin, Gretchen J. Berg & Aaron Harberts, Akiva Goldsman, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth. CBS TV Studios produces along with Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout, Fuller’s Living Dead Guy Productions and Roddenberry Entertainment.

The Walking Dead grad Sonequa Martin-Green leads the cast, which includes Doug Jones, Jason Isaacs, Anthony Rapp, Michelle Yeoh, James Frain and Rainn Wilson, among others.

Outside of the U.S., Star Trek: Discovery will air on Netflix in 188 countries and on Bell Media’s Space channel and OTT service CraveTV in Canada.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Nichelle Nichols (B. 1932)

Born in Robbins, Illinois, Nichols got her start on the stage in 1961 with Oscar Brown's Kicks and Co., a musical satire about Playboy magazine. Ironically, this drew the attention of Hugh Heffner who was so impressed with her, he booked her in his Chicago Playboy Club. While still in Chicago, she performed at the “Blue Angel”, and in New York, Nichols appeared at that city’s Blue Angel as a dancer and singer. She also toured with Duke Ellington and in addition to her acting and singing work, Nichols did some modelling. 

Out of all of her accomplishments, her biggest and arguably most important role was that of Lieutenant Uhura in Star Trek. Through this role, Nichols was the first black woman on a major television series who did not play a servant; the prominent supporting role as a bridge officer was unprecedented. Her groundbreaking work on Star Trek not only inspired such actresses as Whoopie Goldberg (and, in turn, Lupita Nyong'o) to pursue their careers, but also inspired astronaut Mae Jemison who became the first African American woman in space.

After the cancellation of Star Trek, Nichols volunteered her time in a special project with NASA to recruit minority and female personnel for the space agency, which proved to be a success.[16] She began this work by making an affiliation between NASA and a company which she helped to run, Women in Motion.[17][18][19][20][21][22]

Those recruited include Dr. Sally Ride, the first American female astronaut, and United States Air Force Colonel Guion Bluford, the first African-American astronaut, as well as Dr. Judith Resnik and Dr. Ronald McNair, who both flew successful missions during the Space Shuttle program before their deaths in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster on January 28, 1986. Recruits also included Charles Bolden, the current NASA administrator, and Lori Garver, the current Deputy Administrator. (X)

List Your Essential Media
tagged by the lovely @dennislesbian thanks pal!! ❤️❤️

What would someone need to watch, read, or listen to in order to really know and understand you? Basically, what media defines you and made you who you are today?

Movies:

le fabuleux destin d'amélie poulain • the grand budapest hotel  • ex machina  • vertigo  • brokeback mountain • the one i love • fargo • eternal sunshine of the spotless mind • pulp fiction • get out • bend it like beckham

TV:

arrested development • it’s always sunny in philadelphia • crazy ex-girlfriend • master of none • bob’s burgers • twin peaks • orphan black • 30 rock • community • hannibal • the get down • house of cards • peep show

Music:

grimes • lianne la havas • st. vincent • the shins • sufjan stevens • fiona apple • florence + the machine • marina and the diamonds • arctic monkeys • childish gambino • alpine

Others:

colorless tsukuru tazaki and his years of pilgrimage - haruki murakami • the goldfinch - donna tartt • hamlet - william shakespeare • the lowlands - jhumpa lahiri • the picture of dorian gray & the importance of being earnest - oscar wilde • sherlock holmes stories • the harry potter series • “the love song of j alfred prufrock” - t.s. eliot • emily dickinson’s poetry • bo burnham’s standup

just tagging a few fun mutuals (idk if yall have already done this so feel free to skip!!): @nightwomancometh @lesbiandennis @dennisreynoldsapologist @dennisreynalds @sikenesque @trashtwins @mcpoyle @itsalwaysunnyontv 

i’m still not done lol

regarding lauren’s latest post, what irritates me most is their attitude, how they act like they’re doing us a favor with the way they wrote lapis and peridot’s “relationship”.

“I wanted to create the experience of a growing queer relationship”

yes i admit i am/was an amedot shipper. but this isn’t about me being upset that my ship won’t be canon. i can deal with that. what i can’t deal with is amethyst yet again being used as prop for a white/white-coded character’s development (pearl, steven, and now peridot).

it also bothers me that some white fans/lapidot shippers are gonna eat this right up as great gay representation (you can already see people doing that in the notes of their post). as if there’s anything revolutionary about using characters of color as tools for another character’s development and then tossing them aside when there’s no more “use” for them.

“I don’t want to have people have to sit down and put together puzzle pieces to see if they were represented. Not in this day and age. That game is so tiring.” 

wow it’s so funny that you say that lauren, because that’s exactly what you put me and other fans of color through. i was so excited about amedot possibly being developed, that a character like amethyst who i relate so strongly to, could be shown love when people like her (mentally ill, fat, woc) usually don’t on tv. 

but nope! no love for fat woc huh! as long as your skinny white faves are happy who cares right??

i tried to give lapidot a chance, i really did. if it was actually written properly i wouldn’t have any problems with it. i’m just so frustrated not just because of it’s shitty development, but because amethyst had to be sidelined AGAIN just to further the ship. 

this is why so many f/f ships on tv right now don’t do it for me, because they’re mostly catered towards white lesbians. i shouldn’t have to choose between both aspects of my identity (being black and gay). i know media representation isn’t even the biggest problem in our community right now but damn, it would be nice to see a character like me actually being treated respectfully by the narrative just once!