A title and ship for new 'Star Trek' series: 'Discovery'

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By DERRIK J. LANG - AP Entertainment Writer, 24 July 2016

The next chapter of the "Star Trek" franchise will be called "Star Trek: Discovery."

The title and footage of the starship Discovery were teased at the end of a Saturday panel at San Diego Comic-Con International featuring actors from every previous "Trek" series.

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"Discovery" executive producer Bryan Fuller said the show coming to the CBS All Access streaming video service will draw upon the optimistic tone established by "Trek" creator Gene Roddenberry.

"We have to celebrate a progression of our species," Fuller told 6,500 fans gathered inside the San Diego Convention Center. "Right now, we need a little help."

The brief teaser featured close-ups of a Starfleet vessel called the U.S.S. Discovery moving out of a docking station located within an asteroid.

Fuller was joined at the pop-culture convention by original "Trek" series star William Shatner, "The Next Generation" actors Brent Spiner and Michael Dorn, "Enterprise" leading man Scott Bakula and "Voyager" actress Jeri Ryan.

-AP

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By DERRIK J. LANG - AP Entertainment Writer, 24 July 2016

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