Lots of info is coming out and it's spread across a half-dozen really long threads, how about we keep the info dump to one thread...or at least concentrated in one easily findable post. Shamelessly copy and pasted from the Reddit link below... Star Trek News Will be set in the Prime Universe. 10 years before Kirk's 5-year mission. Prequel Confirmed. Fuller says Star Trek: Discovery takes events mentioned in previous iterations of Trek but "never full explored" Incident at the center of Star Trek: Discovery is not the Romulan War, Fuller says Star Trek: Discovery to have Female lead Female lead will be human, but not captain Lead will be a Lt. Commander "with caveats" The first season will be 13 episodes Fuller: “We’ll probably have a few more aliens than you normally do in a Star Trek cast” "Absolutely we're having a gay character." - Bryan Fuller will be serialized but each weekly chapter will also feature closed-end stories "Discovery is set so close to the Kirk era that we can play with all the iconography of those ships and those uniforms.” Fuller: "We are not subject to broadcast standards & practices. Neither was Hannibal and we got away with murder." Spock's mother Amanda Grayson "maybe" will be featured in Discovery but will not be central. Bryan Fuller on the lead not being a captain: "We’ve seen 6 series from a captain’s point of view" Series will center around an event referenced in TOS One of the alien characters is named Saru There will be robots in Star Trek Discovery. You can also bend space and time Sources tell THR the rest of the cast will also feature an openly gay actor to play one one of the male leads (which Fuller confirmed), a female admiral, a male Klingon captain, a male admiral, a male adviser and a British male doctor. CBS All Access information There will be ads. about 12 minutes per hour Head of CBS All Access: "It’s the lightest ad load you can get. We’re toying with the idea of a commercial free option." Links: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/star-trek-discovery-woman-captain-916866 https://www.reddit.com/r/startrek/comments/4x53z6/new_information_about_star_trek_discovery/ http://variety.com/2016/tv/news/cbs-tca-live-blog-ncis-criminal-minds-1201834645/ http://io9.gizmodo.com/star-trek-discovery-will-likely-have-a-female-lead-1785119736 # Gotta admit, the idea of paying for a streaming service and still getting hit with ads is bullshit. Info sounds mostly good though. Interesting at least.