Star Trek: Discovery, and the future of the final frontier
11:30 AM, Monday 22 Apr 2019 (1 hour)
Lunch Monday 12:30 PM to 02:00 PM (1 hour 30 minutes)
The Star Trek franchise, which has fractured and transformed in recent years due to the separation of CBS and Paramount, has been back on television in recent years via the prequel series Star Trek: Discovery. The series has presented a bold take on many elements, both in-continuity and in terms of theme, tone, and aesthetic. How has it succeeded in making Star Trek relevant to contemporary viewers, and what direction should the franchise take as it moves into the future?