The streaming sci-fi series has more adventures in store.
January 18, 2022
Paramount+ announced today that Star Trek: Discovery has been picked up for a fifth season. The good news comes three weeks before the sci-fi drama returns for the back half of its fourth season.
The big-budget production has become a solid addition to the streaming service's lineup after a somewhat rocky start. First announced in 2015, it took two years for the series to make its much-anticipated debut in late 2017 due to multiple delays as well as a showrunner change during that time. Four seasons later, the show is set to hit the 50-episode milestone in February.
Taking place 10 years before the events of the original 'Star Trek' series, Star Trek: Discovery follows a brand new crew on a new ship as they take on missions to find undiscovered worlds and lifeforms during the Federation-Klingon war.
Look for Season 5 to premiere in 2023 or 2024.
02/02/22 at 07:18pm
This is dreadful news. STD does everything wrong:
- it takes the original premise of a utopian society and turns it on its head into a dystopia where the whole goddamn known universe is in a constant state of war
- because of the war, the emphasis is on heavily CGI-ed action scenes with flashy lights instead of story
- character development amounts to people telling each other how awesome they are and to "live their truth" with an emphasis on irrelevant personal relationship drama more angsty than a CW show
- instead of grounding the sci-fi nature of the show into a believable future where science plays a credible central role, this show decided to dial bullshit science term soup to levels worthy of a Star Trek parody, not an actual member of the franchise. I majored in mathematics and I still feel a wave of cringe and revulsion whenever I remember that stupid "this is the power of math, people!" line from season 2. Those were the good times, though, the dialogue has become objectively worse since then.
I could go on, but people not paid to post laudative comments on this thread already know how bad the show is. I'm starting to believe the tactic is to keep making this trash because it will eventually be considered cool by the zoomer generation and those that come after. Spoiler alert: it won't.
01/24/22 at 01:44am
started off great but this series is so WOKE its all about everyones feelings and have lost the original plot for the sake of WOKE...sad
01/23/22 at 11:49am
Wow. An abysmal show with both poor writing and acting. The ratings for this show have never gone beyond 50% on Rotten Tomatoes fan base and season 4 is at an all time low of 20%. There is no way this show is making any money.
01/21/22 at 09:00am
Great news! Nobody gave TNG a chance when it first started and it took 4 seasons before people started getting behind it. I'm glad new Trek is being given the chance it deserves.
01/19/22 at 04:43pm
If they could only get actors and characters and stories in there.
01/19/22 at 03:04pm
This show is a HUGE disappointment in library of Star Trek shows. The first season was watchable but the quality continues to drop the longer we are burdened with its presence. Yes Worf. Roddenberry would be turning in his grave.
01/19/22 at 05:18am
Awesome, I've been enjoying it very much.
01/18/22 at 03:15pm
Roddenberry would be turning in his grave if he saw Discovery.
01/18/22 at 01:41pm
Takes a little getting used to as they kinda reboot the series each season. But it is very enjoyable. As most treks take 3-4 years to find their footing I look forward to what they have planned next.