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New trailer confirms Star Trek: Discovery will be TV-MA

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Priming fans for its September 24 debut, CBS released a new trailer for Star Trek: Discovery a few days ago, full of shots of heroic Starfleet officers and menacing Klingons arguing it out. The most interesting detail about the trailer was a little pop-up in the upper left corner, though, confirming that the series—set to debut on CBS proper before making its way online to the network’s All Access service—will be rated TV-MA.


Per Entertainment Weekly, the show’s producers have made it clear that, despite the rating, the new Trek won’t be all bloody violence, gratuitous space swearing, and blatant T&A. (For that, we’ll still have to pull out our old Lexx DVDs, apparently.) “I’m not saying we’re not doing some violent things or doing a tiny bit of language,” producer Aaron Harberts told EW. “But what’s important to the creative team is the legacy of the show—which is passed down from mother to daughter, from father to son, from brother to brother. We want to make sure we’re not creating a show that fans can’t share with their families. You have to honor what the franchise is. I would say we’re not going much beyond hard PG-13.” 

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