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First STAR TREK: DISCOVERY Director Confirmed

Star Trek: Discovery

The first episode of Star Trek: Discovery, which is slated to launch on CBS and CBS All Access in less than six months, now has a director. David Semel, whose credits include Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Roswell, Angel and My Own Worst Enemy, has been confirmed to direct the first episode of the new Star Trek series.

Semel has also recently worked on two Amazon series, The Man In The High Castle and the upcoming Goliath series, which stars Billy Bob Thornton.

David Semel

David Semel (photo: Youtube)

You can watch the Star Trek Discover San Diego Comic-Con teaser for the show below.

The first episode of Star Trek: Discovery will premiere with a broadcast TV special on CBS. That episode and all subsequent episodes will be exclusively shown in the US on the video streaming service CBS All Access.

Alex Kurtzman, Bryan Fuller and Rod Roddenberry have been announced as executive producers, with Nicholas Meyer (director of The Wrath of Khan and The Undiscovered Country and co-writer of The Voyage Home) is serving as a writer and consulting producer.

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  1. Sean V

    July 31, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    Safe bet for a Pilot 🙂

    • Dawn

      August 1, 2016 at 5:20 am

      Nick Meyer is writer, he would be the better choice

  2. DS9 is King

    July 31, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    I Hope this series will be more Action oriented.

    • Tommy McMillan

      August 1, 2016 at 1:30 am

      I hope it will be more intellectual like the original.

    • Dawn

      August 1, 2016 at 5:21 am

      yeah, but then thats not what star trek is about.

      • Cabo 5150

        August 5, 2016 at 3:08 am

        Star Trek currently has 700+ episodes and 13 movies with some really quite radically disparate stylistic trappings and approaches – and I think it’s all the better for it!

        IMHO, it’s just not possible to make an objective judgment call on what Star Trek’s actually “about” – beyond fairly vague sweeping generalisations reference exploring the “human condition” etc.

        Yes, we certainly have “intellectual” philosophy covered in the show, as well as comedy (sometimes bordering on slapstick), politics, morality plays etc, etc. Oh, and yes, straight up action!

        “The Doomsday Machine” is one of my favourite episodes from the entire franchise, and although it can be argued there’s some peripheral “philosophy” included – it’s pretty much an “action” piece.

        It’s all part of the wonderful, rich tapestry of this venerable sciene fiction legend.

  3. Dawn

    August 1, 2016 at 5:20 am

    and Nick Meyer is not directing it why?

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