New Star Trek TV Show's Setting Was Hidden in Ship Name

Star Trek: Discovery premieres in early 2017.

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With Star Trek: Beyond now in theaters, next on the radar for fans of the long-running sci-fi franchise is Star Trek: Discovery, the new TV show set to premiere in early 2017. It has now been reported that the series will take place prior to the events of the original '60s series.

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Speaking to AICN, showrunner Bryan Fuller teased the setting of Discovery. "There's a big clue in the number of the ship [NCC-1031] that indicates when we're set," he told the site. The number of the Enterprise in the original show was NCC-1701, implying that the new series would be set some time earlier.

The title of the show was announced at San Diego Comic-Con last month, together with a new teaser that revealed the ship itself.

Star Trek: Discovery is to premiere in January 2017, with production beginning this fall in Toronto. Last month it was reported that Netflix had picked up the show for streaming outside of the US and Canada. It can be seen in 188 territories within 24 hours of every new episode premiering in the US.

American viewers will able to watch the first episode on the CBS network channel, with all subsequent episodes screening initially on the company's All Access digital subscription service. In Canada, it will be broadcast on the streaming channel CraveTV.

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