From everything I've seen, it looks like CBS is already bracing for Discovery to be a flop, and they're entertaining the original anothology series idea again, that was proposed before producers settled on just Discovery.Seth needs to be commended for bringing back this style of sci-fi, which most people want, and are unfortunately not going to get with Star Trek Discovery.
Star Trek: Discovery Won't Be Shown to Critics
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Also, found out why the Klingons had to be changed. During the CBS/Paramount split, CBS got the TV series and Paramount got the Movies. And since the modern Klingon design came from the movies, and not Next Generation, Paramount owns that Klingon design.