Some key casting and release date news has arrived for Star Trek: Discovery, the new Trek TV show - set before Captain Kirk's original adventures, featuring new characters and ships - which is set to air online via CBS All Access (in the USA) and Netflix (pretty much everywhere else) in 2017.
Production had been scheduled to start in November, but was pushed back to January. While there's no set release date for the show now that it's been delayed yet again, at least we're getting closer to seeing something concrete, and to enjoying some good old fashioned pointy-eared, quizzically-eyebrowed fun.
"We've said from the beginning it's more important to do this right than to do it fast", CBS said in a statement.
CBS also noted that because the series was launching on the U.S. streaming platform CBS All Access it was not "beholden to seasonal premieres or launch windows".
As for the show itself, it takes place roughly a decade before the events of Star Trek: The Original Series, and won't be beholden to the cinematic universe that J.J.
The news came as the casting of James Frain (Orphan Black) was announced as Spock's father, Sarek. In the wake of this development, the premier of the CBS All-Access show now stands delayed.
This announcement comes alongside the news that finally, after long last, Star Trek: Discovery will officially begin production next week.
He was replaced as showrunner by the show's co-creator and executive producer Alex Kurtzman, who is working with two Fuller collaborators, Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts.
All things considered, its seems that CBS doesn't actually want to make a new Star Trek show.
In the Star Trek canon, Sarek is the father of the original series' iconic science officer Mr Spock, played by Leonard Nimoy. Sonequa Martin-Green stars in the series alongside Michelle Yeoh, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp, Shazad Latif and Chris Obi.