Star Trek: Discovery is the first new TV series in the long-standing franchise since Enterprise, which was meant to be a prequel of sorts to the original Star Trek series. But now, Discovery is going to go ever further into the past, into the time before the peace that the galaxy had seemingly gotten. However, to create this new take on the universe, the writers had to break continuity in some ways, and though they know fans will be mad, they ask for patience.
Co-Showrunner Aaron Harberts talked with ComicBookResources.com about this, and noted:
“I wish we could watch it with them on the couch. When something looks like it is wildly divergent from what people know to be canon, I always want to say, ‘Hold on a second! Just wait — we know.”
He added, “Nine times out of 10, we know that we’re violating canon. We also know that two or three episodes later, we’re going to turn it. If people are patient, and sort of don’t have a knee-jerk reaction to what they’re seeing, the delight has been resolving it, tying it up, showing everybody that we’re in on it.”
We’ll have to see how it all plays out when Star Trek: Discovery arrives on CBS All Access September 29th.