It should be noted that while Discovery may not had reached the pinnacles of its predecessors, the television landscape has changed dramatically in recent years.
CBS said the subscriber boost came amid the best ever month and week for sign-ups on All Access amid the beginning of the National Football League season, the finale for "Big Brother" and the show's corresponding live feeds. Like that show, which was canceled after four seasons due to waning viewer interest, Discovery is a prequel, making it two series in a row now in which the supposedly futuristic series is looking back into its own past.
Star Trek: Discovery premieres Sunday night, both online and on traditional CBS stations. Episode 2 will drop on All Access immediately following the conclusion of Episode 1 at 9:35 pm.
Over the years there have been seven Star Trek TV series.
CBS has not been specific about how many subscribers it has for All Access and for its direct-to-consumer version of Showtime. He added, "This is light years removed from being a flawless TV show, but it already shows signs of being a great one". We have to say, the effect was particularly cool when First Officer Michael Burnham (played by Sonequa Martin-Green) breaks out of the enclosure, shattering a semi-invisible barrier between life and death.
CBS's big bet on "Star Trek: Discovery", the first Star Trek TV series since "Star Trek: Enterprise" wrapped in 2005, is also serving the network's big bet on its over-the-top streaming service.
With that said, all the other shows Netflix releases globally, including Riverdale and The Good Place, eventually end up on Netflix. This comes as a massive sigh of relief to Trek fans everywhere, after reports of embargoes on reviews of the first episodes (coupled with the series' protracted development process) sent fan expectations into a nosedive. Why does Discovery look more like it's come from the J.J. Abrams Trek films than the classic continuity? At the same time, fans have anxious that none of these visuals line up with the history of the show - Discovery is basically set at the same time as "The Cage", the original Trek pilot which starred Jeffrey Hunter. As Burnham frequently negotiates dark corridors and murky settings, one thing becomes clear: "Discovery" is trying, with some success, to convey that this is not your father's "Star Trek". Martin-Green ably carries much of the load of these episodes, and that means that there are still plenty of characters and presumably series touchstones to explore in future segments.
In other words, they hope that Discovery will keep the Star Trek TV brand living long and prospering.