After almost 12 years the wait was nearly over: Earth was about to boldly go to unseen frontiers in a new Star Trek series. However, the launch of Star Trek: Discovery was halted by a mysterious human custom: football.
After CBS’s NFL coverage overran, US sci-fi geeks had to wait for an extra 20 minutes to engage with the new show.
— Star Trek on CBS All Access (@startrekcbs) September 25, 2017
That meant Trekkies tuning in to see the launch of the USS Discovery had to sit through news magazine show 60 Minutes with Oprah Winfrey. And they were not happy.
— ☕️Plaid☕️ (@plaidcatzines) September 25, 2017
— Lauren (@foubellecherie) September 25, 2017
— Gardiner Bryant (@_gbryant) September 25, 2017
— George Barrett (@George_Barrett) September 25, 2017
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And it left some a little confused…
I didn't realize there was a delay and got excited Oprah was on #StarTrekDiscovery
— Jeff Dwoskin Says Wear A Mask (@bigmacher) September 25, 2017
So Oprah is in Star Fleet? This is a weird episode #StarTrekDiscovery
— Mr. Anderson (@ThomasAnakin) September 25, 2017
To many sci-fi geeks, the delay resurfaced ill-feelings towards sports fans…
— astro_noel likes presidents who trust science (@astro_noel) September 25, 2017
— Inigo Montoya (@KateGrand) September 25, 2017
Football jocks keeping me from watching new #StarTrek on time…
Takes me right back to high school.#StarTrekDiscovery
— Luke Forester (@DrForester) September 24, 2017
— genevieve (@gelato92) September 25, 2017
But, finally, after all the delays and frustration, the USS Discovery flew onto screens…
— Essential Star Trek (@EssentialTrek) September 25, 2017