Discovery is on hiatus until February 10th


Michael Burnham reviews her futuristic Google Calendar. Image: Paramount+

When Star Trek: Discovery was the only new Star Trek show, producer Alex Kurtzman had a glimpse in his eyes of a time coming when all Star Trek, always. Now we’re actually there, and it turns out that frosting can be quite dazzling.

Paramount+ has announced a sudden schedule change for Discovery’s rollout currently airing fourth season. The seventh episode of the season will stream on the service next week, December 30, in its usual Thursday dropout, before taking a month and a half off until February 10. The move will also likely affect Discovery season four’s delayed international rollout, after ViacomCBS -en immediately u-turned on— a controversial decision to pull the international streaming rights of the series from Netflix just days before the season premiered.

This isn’t the first time Discovery has taken a mid-season break, though. Season one took a similar month and a half between episodes nine and 10, leaving fans on the ship’s cliffhanger twist to drop themselves into the Mirror Universe. But it’s the first time there’s been so much new Star Trek that it can fill the gap with more new Star Trek. Example, the kid oriented (and pretty solid) Star Trek Prodigy returns for a series of episodes starting January 6, meaning that by the time it’s over, Discovery will be back. And when that’s over, there’ll be a second season of Picard too!

Really, there might be almost too much star trek to consider. I’d say we need the break to catch up, but we don’t really get a break, do we? Star Trek: Discovery returns to Paramount+ on February 10.

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