The Star Trek panel at SDCC yielded some exciting and long awaited news. New series showrunner Bryan Fuller was joined on stage William Statner, Brent Spiner, Jeri Ryan, Michael Dorn, and Scott Bakula. First up was the introduction of the new Trek series titled Star Trek: Discovery.
The Starship Discovery, registry NCC-2031 was introduced to the fans in attendance. The ship bears a striking resemblance to a concept design of the Enterprise for Star Trek Phase II and Star Trek: The Motion Picture. The teaser which can be seen below features the USS Discovery leaving her asteroid spacedock on her way to (no doubt) the final frontier.
Few details about the new series are known at this point. Fuller did say that it would not be an episodic series, but rather told in chapters much like a novel. What most fans are eager to find out is what particular timeline the series will take place in. Early rumors were that it would take place between Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country and the Next Generation. That encompasses nearly a century of untold Trek lore that this new series could explore. Whether the series would be in the Prime or Kelvin Timelines is also unknown at this time.
Star Trek: Discovery premieres on CBS All-Access and Netflix in January 2017.