Comic-Con Trailers: New TV Shows

There were a lot of trailers dumped on us this weekend. We’re trying our best to keep them organized, for the sake of coherent discussion threads.

  • American Gods
  • The Defenders
  • The Exorcist
  • Iron Fist
  • Legion
  • Luke Cage
  • Star Trek: Discovery

American Gods (Starz)

Based on the books of the same name by Neil Gaiman

The Defenders (Netflix)

With Daredevil and Jessica Jones being critical and ratings hits, Netflix and Marvel are doubling-down (two and half-ing down?) with this universe by adding three new shows to go alongside.

The Exorcist (Fox)

Iron Fist (Netflix)

New Netflix/Marvel series #2

Legion (FX)

Another Marvel series, this time they’re pairing with FX.

Luke Cage (Netflix)

And #3 of the Netflix/Marvel set.

Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access/Netflix)

Our first look at the newest Star Trek ship (besides the ones revealed in Star Trek Beyond). It’s…different. I’ll leave my views in the comments below. For now, just watch.

6 replies on “Comic-Con Trailers: New TV Shows”

  1. Alright, I’m just gonna say it. The Discovery looks ugly. Reminiscent of Ralph McQuarrie’s designs for an abandoned Star Trek project, it really lacks the grace and beauty that all Starfleet ships have had to date.

    The only other thing I can glean from the trailer is (unless they’ve f-ed up the timeline), this show will take place between Enterprise and TOS. The serial number (NCC-1031) is just before the 1700’s Constitution-class ships (though, the USS Constellation had the serial number NCC-1017 in The Doomsday Machine. But that was attributed to the fact that they used a store-bought AMT model to make the Constellation and they had only the 1701 decal to work with).

    The music is definitely tense and battle-like. Maybe the series will be about the Romulan-Federation war just prior to TOS? I guess we’ll find out more in the coming months.

    • It could be about the war. Frankly, I found the music, cinematography of the opening shot, and choice of name “Discovery” all to point to homages to “2001: A Space Odyssey.” That has me more excited than anything else.

      • Didn’t “Trek” already do a slow-moving film with lots of psychedelic visuals?

  2. The vibe I got from the discovery was that it looks a lot like a cross between a federation ship and a Klingon cruiser.

  3. The news is all over the place by now. Discovery will be set about a decade before TOS. It is supposed to feature something that has been mentioned in TOS but never seen before. So the Klingon hybrid theory is out. Supposedly they are still changing the ship. My current theory is Garth.

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