Will Discovery have 7 seasons or more?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by JayTheTrekkie, Nov 11, 2016.

  1. JayTheTrekkie

    JayTheTrekkie Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Apr 25, 2005
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    Not sure if a thread was made about this.

    Do you guys think Discovery will have the traditonal 7 seasons or have more (8 or 9 seasons)?

    We know that Discovery take place in 2255. Since there is 13 episodes for per season (unless Fuller decides to have a little more than 13 episodes for the later seasons), if only 7 seasons...would be 2255-2260 or to 2261 if they skip a few weeks in between an episode or 2 and also if they skip 2 to 3 months in between season.
  2. Dukhat

    Dukhat Vice Admiral Admiral

    Dec 26, 2007
    Maryland, USA
    At this point, I'm hoping that it even has one.

    The seven-season thing is a relic of Berman-era Trek. Don't expect them to hold to this at all in the future.
  3. Long Syntax

    Long Syntax Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Apr 22, 2015
    Agreed - lets get past the first year and then we can hope for more. Seven in this day seems to be a stretch.
  4. Takeru

    Takeru Space Police Commodore

    Sep 6, 2007
    Germany, EU, Earth
    Fuller doesn't get a say in how many episodes they do per season.

    How long it runs really depends on Netflix at this point, if they renew it CBS will keep making it. Even if it flops on All Access CBS, if Netflix wants it CBS will deliver.
  5. ancient

    ancient Vice Admiral Admiral

    Aug 5, 2005
    United States
    If it's good it'll have at least 2 seasons.
  6. Four Lights

    Four Lights Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Aug 31, 2016
    Liverpool, UK
    The culture in non network television now seems to be gravitating towards having only as many seasons as it takes to tell the story, and keeping the quality high as a result.

    How many seasons does Fuller that'll take?

    Personally I'm hoping lots, as it's nice when a show hangs around a while, and you get to develop a proper bond with the characters.

    He might see it differently though.
  7. Jedman67

    Jedman67 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jun 18, 2015
    I expect 4 seasons followed by a new show - if it does well. If it doesn't do well we probably won't have more than a season or 2.
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  8. F. King Daniel

    F. King Daniel Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Nov 5, 2008
    King Daniel Beyond
    Err, at least 2.
  9. LtChange

    LtChange Captain Captain

    Apr 30, 2001
    Aboard the Destiny
    Agreed. 4 or 5 max ... If it goes beyond 5 I expect a major change in the status quo of the show, like Discovery is destroyed, and a new one will be launched, but mostly different crew and different mission
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  10. NOVE9

    NOVE9 Commander Red Shirt

    Aug 7, 2014
    Perth, WA
    Why would you want them to destroy the ship or have a new crew? You may as well do a whole new series.
  11. Groot

    Groot Boomer American Premium Member

    Dec 30, 2013
    I am Serveaux
  12. faye valentfine

    faye valentfine Vice Admiral Admiral

    Oct 14, 2003
    Only 3 out of 6 Trek series had 7 seasons, so it ain't exactly traditional.
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  13. Greg Cox

    Greg Cox Admiral Premium Member

    May 12, 2004
    Lancaster, PA
    The seven-season thing is not built into stone. The original Twilight Zone only ran five seasons. The original Batman series only ran three. Heck, TOS was only on a "five-year mission" and only managed three . .. . unless you count TAS, I guess.

    Babylon-5, Farscape, Battlestar Galactica, Warehouse 13 . . . none of them ran seven seasons, but The X-Files ran ten, not counting the recent revival. There's no rule that says that seven seasons is the designated length for genre shows.
  14. TIM Thomason

    TIM Thomason Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    May 27, 2009
    Secret Vault
    Six seasons and a movie!
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  15. TheSubCommander

    TheSubCommander Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    May 5, 2013
    At this point I've pretty much lost all interest and don't care if it survives the first season. Lack of news on premise, actors, cast, or even what the effing ship looks like now doesn't seem like a good sign.

    If it gets good buzz, I'll tune in at that point. If not, I won't bother. I don't have time to invest myself in a non-starter.
  16. Jetboogieman

    Jetboogieman Commander Red Shirt

    Jun 21, 2011
    Deep space 69
    I always thought the 7 season thing had something to do about Pay scales, royalties and benefits with the Actors Union?

    It's been so long I can't even remember where I read that.
  17. JWPlatt

    JWPlatt Commodore Commodore

    Nov 13, 2008
    It will last 10 years.

    But I also predicted Hillary Clinton would win.
  18. Hades Temperature Checker

    Hades Temperature Checker Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Apr 11, 2014
    It might last 3 is my gut reaction.
  19. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

    Jun 11, 2003
    RJDiogenes of Boston
    It will last seven years. Which, these days, is about three seasons. Of thirteen episodes each. Episode length of forty-five minutes. So, by 2024, we'll have about thirty hours of Discovery.
  20. Dukhat

    Dukhat Vice Admiral Admiral

    Dec 26, 2007
    Maryland, USA
    If that was the case, then every TV show would be 7 seasons long.