I’ve been looking forward to this for…almost a year? Since they first announced that Star Trek was returning to television. And then there were all the setbacks: producers leaving, production delays, casting delays…all sorts of troubles plagued bringing this show. It is honestly quite the miracle that it even came about, given all the problems.
Which, admittedly, seems rather fitting–all things considered. The original Star Trek had its production problems, too. Back in the 60s it was not altogether common for studios to give a show a second pilot after the first failed. The Cage was a massive failure for a pilot, especially back then. Theoretically, Star Trek should have been dead on arrival. Shockingly, Paramount gave Roddenberry a second chance (admitting that they had picked a bad pilot to begin with).
Star Trek is Born
Thus was the megalith born.