It’s official: Star Trek: Discovery is the name of CBS’ all-new series, and San Diego Comic-Con brought forth the first teaser (via JoBlo) that offers a glimpse at the titular space vessel mid-flight.
Based on concept art drawn up by the esteemed Ralph McQuarrie, executive producers Bryan Fuller and Heather Kadin revealed that Discovery will be jetting its crew off to the Prime universe, and the new Trekkie series is all about upholding the pioneering spirit that helped ensure Star Trek‘s status as a classic.
“What the new series has to do is continue to be progressive, [to] push boundaries and tell stories in the legacy Gene Roddenberry promised, giving us hope for the future,” according to Fuller, confirming that Star Trek: Discovery will make its bow via CBS All Access in early 2017.
Joined at the panel by Scott Bakula, the Star Trek stalwart noted that, “the great thing about science fiction is the optimism present in the genre… That somehow we’ll become a unified species and take care of each other and this place we live on.” William Shatner, Geri Ryan, Brent Spiner and Michael Dorn were also present at the panel soliciting questions from budding Trekkies.
CBS will unleash the U.S.S. Discovery when Star Trek: Discovery takes flight in early 2017. It’ll premiere via Netflix internationally, with the streaming giant also planning to launch episodes of Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Enterprise in preparation for the new arrival next year.