Brand New Original Star Trek Discovery Hits Netflix

Scified.com
News
Scified2019-01-22 15:31:47https://www.scified.com/articles/brand-new-original-star-trek-discovery-hits-netflix-11.jpg
Scified

With over 137 million subscribers worldwide, Netflix is constantly re-inventing the wheel in terms of original content. In fact, they spent over $8 billion dollars on it in 2018.

Striking deals with some of Hollywood’s biggest directors, producers, writers and actors has proved a winning formula for the streaming giant. And in turn, we as viewers have benefited greatly as a result.

With its finger firmly on the pulse of what its customers want, Netflix have just released the first episode of Season 2 of Star Trek Discovery. Billed as an Original, it actually airs on CBS in the US first. This is because Netflix has the worldwide distribution rights outside of the US. So it airs first in the US on a Thursday with the episode available on Netflix the following day.

Streaming begins on Friday January 18th 2019 so what can we expect in terms of plot and cast members?

Season 2 opens with the episode ‘Brother’. The crew of the U.S.S. Discovery are on their way to Vulcan, but change course after answering a distress signal from the U.S.S. Enterprise.

From there they join forces with Captain Christopher Pike on a new mission to investigate the appearance of an unknown being called the ‘Red Angel’. It’s at this point that Burnham must face her past when her estranged brother returns.

And who is her estranged brother? It’s none other than Spock. Yes, the iconic character is back albeit a much younger version. Ethan Peck has been cast to play the only member of the original bridge crew to span every era of Star Trek.

Aware of the magnitude of the role he is about to take on, Peck recently said: “This is the Spock before the very first time we've seen Spock, which is Roddenberry's and Nimoy's Spock in the original series … absolutely I have big boots to fill.

“It’s an insane burden and terrifying but also a hugely exciting challenge and an incredible gift - I feel like I’ve just won the lottery.”

And Peck isn’t the only new face we can expect to see as the season progresses. The crew of the USS Enterprise will also have to meet and work with Capt. Christopher Pike. He is played by Anson Mount. Fans will recognise him from Hell On Wheels when he played Cullen Bohannon or from Inhumans when he played Black Bolt.

Rebecca Romijn will also be joining the cast as Number One. Romijn, who played the original role of Mystique in the X-Men movies, has had quite the make-over for Star Trek Discovery. Shedding her trademark blonde hair, she is now a brunette. The character stems all the way back to the 1966 pilot for Star Trek and serves as Captain Pike's second-in-command.

So there’s plenty to look forward to over the next few weeks as Season 2 will have 14 episodes. If it proves to be as successful as Season 1 then a commission for Season 3 won’t be too long in coming.

More Star Trek News & Articles

Chris

24,738 XP2019-01-22 15:31:47
1 Comments

dk

MemberLegendJan-25-2019 12:11 AM

I am cautiously optimistic. I am way into The Orville right now and feel little incentive to watch anything else ST related.

Add A Comment
Sign In Required
Sign in using your Scified Account to access this feature!
Email
Password
Visitor Comments
Latest Images
All Fandoms
Sci-Fi Movies All Fandoms
Alien & Predator Alien & Predator Fandom
Godzilla & Kaiju Godzilla & Kaiju Fandom
Jurassic Park / World Jurassic Park Fandom
Marvel & DC Marvel & DC Fandom
Star Wars Star Wars Fandom
Recently Active Forums
Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire
Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire Discuss the Godzilla vs. Kong sequel here!
Sci-Fi Fan Art / Fiction
Sci-Fi Fan Art / Fiction Share your artwork and fiction here
Godzilla
Godzilla Talk all things Godzilla, Pacific Rim, Gamera & more here
Alien Movies
Alien Movies Discuss the Classic Alien Films
Hot Forum Topics
New Forum Topics
Highest Forum Ranks Unlocked
Chris
Chris » Atman
49% To Next Rank
Svanya
Svanya » 2K
87% To Next Rank
Dark Nebula
Dark Nebula » Conversationalist
86% To Next Rank
ErlikoIsCoolALT
ErlikoIsCoolALT » Noob
61% To Next Rank
Reaper's Wineglass
Reaper's Wineglass » Noob
53% To Next Rank
Latest Activity
Scified Community Stats
Scified hosts a network of online communities containing 404,934 posts by 48,106 members (12 are online now). The Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire Forum is the most recently active forum. The latest Forum topic added was: Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire [Japanese] Box Office Watch (05/27/2024)
VIPWhat are VIP?AdminModeratorSpecial TitleMember

Scified is an entertainment website and media network offering scoops and reporting on the most popular, upcoming science fiction movies, games and television. All content is property of Scified.com unless otherwise stated. Images and titles of content we promote, discuss, review or report are property of their respective owners. Scified is independantly owned and operated by a team of dedicated sci-fi movie fans, who strive to provide the best information and community experience for other like-minded sci-fi movie enthusiasts.

© 2024 Scified.com
Sign in
Use your Scified Account to sign in


Log in to view your personalized notifications across Scified!

Transport To Communities
Alien Hosted Community
Cloverfield Hosted Community
Godzilla Hosted Community
Jurassic World Hosted Community
Predator Hosted Community
Aliens vs. Predator Hosted Community
Latest Activity
Forums
Search Scified
Trending Articles
Information Resources
Blogs & Editorials
Featured Forum Discussions
Forums & Community
Sci-Fi Movies
Help & Info