The upcoming Star Trek: Discovery is set to ditch or of Gene Roddenberry’s long-standing rules - that of avoiding having Starfleet crew members involved in serious conflict with each other.
In Roddenberry's original vision for Star Trek, the human race was rarely involved in conflict with itself. Although, the same can't be said for certain alien species. This rule is being lifted within the new show, and showrunners Aaron Harberts and Gretchen J. Berg are willing to discuss why.
"We’re trying to do stories that are complicated, with characters with strong points of view and strong passions," Harberts told Entertainment Weekly. "People have to make mistakes — mistakes are still going to be made in the future. We’re still going to argue in the future."
Adds Berg, "The rules of Starfleet remain the same. But while we’re human or alien in various ways, none of us are perfect."
"The thing we’re taking from Roddenberry is how we solve those conflicts," Harberts concludes. "So we do have our characters in conflict, we do have them struggling with each other, but it’s about how they find a solution and work through their problems."
The trade also got their hands on a new image of the show, which can be seen above. The image showcases the transporter room of the U.S.S. Shenzou - and reveals that Starfleet members will be dawning tactical armour during away missions.
So, it's clear some big changes are in store for the long-running franchise, but we still can't wait!
Star Trek: Discovery premieres September 24th on CBS All Access.
Source: Entertainment Weekly
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