Star Trek Discovery renewed for season 2

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Here we go again

If you had hopes that it would be smooth sailing ahead for Star Trek: Discovery as the show heads into its second season—well, it seems the waters are still a bit rough. Showrunners Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts are out, and executive producer Alex Kurtzman will step in. Kurtzman will also run the show’s writers’ room.

Star Trek fans will recall, of course, that Berg and Harberts got the job when original showrunner Bryan Fuller left the project in October 2016, well before the show aired its first episode. According to The Hollywood Reporter, which broke the news, this latest change-up is “based not on the creative but instead for leadership and operational issues.”

So, what does “leadership and operational issues” mean, exactly? THR cites an unnamed source who reports that “Berg and Harberts became increasingly abusive to the Discovery writing staff, with the latter said to have leaned across the writers’ room table while shouting an expletive at a member of the show’s staff... After hearing rumors of HR complaints, Harberts is said to have threatened the staff to keep concerns with the production an internal matter.”

Budgetary concerns are also mentioned, which means the remainder of the season (apparently the show’s already near-finished with its first five eps) will need to be leaner—a situation that’s actually been a good thing for Discovery in the past. THR notes that the showrunner change is not expected to affect the show’s production, and it also points out that Kurtzman, who co-created Discovery with Fuller, has a long history with Star Trek on both the big and small screen.

How this latest behind-the-scenes shake-up will affect the series, of course, remains to be seen; the CBS: All Access show’s not due back until 2019.
https://io9.gizmodo.com/star-trek-discovery-has-suddenly-changed-showrunners-a-1826848946
 

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Meanwhile, the second season premiere reportedly went fantastically over budget, meaning that the later episodes would have their budgets adjusted. Production had got as far as episode five and reached a natural hiatus point, so executive producer and genre veteran Alex Kurtzman is stepping in and will “regroup” the writers’ room. The reshuffle is not expected to cause any delays.

CBS made a statement to THR saying “We’ve made some producer changes at Star Trek: Discovery. The series continues under the creative vision and leadership of executive producer and co-creator Alex Kurtzman. Discovery remains on course for season two in 2019 with new and continuing stories that build on its successful premiere season.”

It’s also worth noting that Akiva Goldsman, who stepped into work with Kurtzman last season, did not return this year and was “said to have had a management style and personality that clashed with the writing staff.”
Star Trek: Discovery Season Two showrunners fired, Alex Kurtzman steps in

So the writers almost quit. It's interesting the amount of power we have sometimes, while in the others writers are mostly ignored as the audience focuses on the visible things.
 

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It's Trek mania at CBS All Access. They're looking at doing some type of animated series. Another live action mini series. Finally Star Fleet Academy which will be a full fledged series.

Now there are rumors all over the place that Patrick Stewart is in talks to appear as Picard. They haven't said how yet. Maybe there's a chance I'll finally get the post Voyager series I want but I doubt it.
 

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It's Trek mania at CBS All Access. They're looking at doing some type of animated series. Another live action mini series. Finally Star Fleet Academy which will be a full fledged series.

Now there are rumors all over the place that Patrick Stewart is in talks to appear as Picard. They haven't said how yet. Maybe there's a chance I'll finally get the post Voyager series I want but I doubt it.
Star Trek The Borg Wars Now that is a series I would want to see. :cool:
 

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Started rewatching season 1 today. I believe they should have started with episode 3. Three was a solid episode that flowed well. What little we really needed to know from the first two episodes could have been fed to us by other methods. The two episodes that aired as a tease just felt off to me. I don't think they were bad, just not quite right.
 

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They just released the season 2 Trailer . Trekmovie site . It looks incredible ! (y)
 
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