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'Star Trek' New Series Delayed Until May 2017

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"Star Trek: Discovery" has been delayed until May of 2017, instead of its original January launch. (CBS)

By    |   Friday, 16 Sep 2016 08:58 AM

The new "Star Trek" series’ debut has been delayed until May of 2017, instead of its original January launch.

The producers of the new series, Alex Kurtzman and Bryan Fuller, released a statement, saying that their goal is to “dream big and deliver,” which is why they’ve decided to take additional time to prepare for the debut of the show, Fox News reported.

“Bringing ‘Star Trek’ back to television carries a responsibility and mission: to connect fans and newcomers alike to the series that has fed our imaginations since childhood,” said Kurtzman and Fuller. ‘Star Trek’ deserves the very best, and these extra few months will help us achieve a vision we can all be proud of.”

Filming for the new series, “Star Trek: Discovery,” won’t begin until November in Toronto, Canada, Tweak Town noted. The series will pick up from “10 years before the events of the original 1960’s ‘Star Trek’ series.”

“Star Trek: Discovery” is set to premiere on the CBS broadcast network and further episodes will be available exclusively on CBS All Access, Fox News noted.

In the meantime, a spinoff of CBS’s “The Good Wife,” starring Christine Baranski, will debut next February, serving as a fill in for “Star Trek: Discovery.”

This news isn’t all bad for die hard "Star Trek" fans as they’ll be able to focus their attention, momentarily, on the much talked about fan-produced web series “Star Trek Continues,” which has received about 5 million views so far, USA Today noted.

“Our goal was to pick up where the original series was abruptly cancelled in its third season and basically complete the five-year mission (of the Enterprise),” said Vic Mignogna, who writes, directs and produces the web series.

Among the web series’ supporters, is Rod Roddenberry, the executive producer of “Star Trek: Discovery.”

“Their writing, their costumes, their sets, their lighting – everything is spectacular,” Roddenberry told TrekNews.net when talking about the fan-produced web series earlier this year.

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