Star Trek Discovery is a real thing, with a new Star Trek TV series set to debut in January 2017.
That's all very exciting and it's even more incredible that the premiere is set for just a few short months away and we still don't know much about the serie! Hannibal's Bryan Fuller is running the show and he's sort of starting to spill the beans.
Chatting to the good folk at Ain't It Cool News he had a little bit of info to share:
“There’s a big clue in the number of the ship that indicates when we’re set."
Fuller is referencing the CG model which popped up in the first ever video teaser for the new show. It's clearly a work in progress version of what the starship Discovery is going to look like, and the idea of a new ship is amazing enough. But let's check out the number.
The number is NCC-1031 and it doesn't take a massive fan to figure out how that compares to the Enterprise's 1701, making it pretty clear that this is going to be a prequel to the adventures of Kirk and Spock and all the rest.
It's an interesting move on the part of CBS, especially as the last Trek show, Enterprise, was set pre Kirk and didn't fare well with critics before being cancelled in 2005. Presumably this would place the timeline between Enterprise and The Original Series, confirming that the new reality of the recent Trek films will be ignored, for the moment.
There's a lot more information to come, with Fuller promising that he'll have plenty to say during a press conference on the 10th of August.