Star Trek: Discovery has got its Canadian broadcaster in trouble for dropping that F-bomb.
The most recent series in the franchise broke new ground when it dropped the first Star Trek profanity of its kind last year.
During the episode ‘Choose Your Pain’, Cadet Sylvia Tilly’s (Mary Wiseman) said the line, “You guys, this is so f**king cool,” which was later repeated by Lt Paul Stamets (Anthony Rapp).
Nonetheless, it looks like the duo really should have chosen their words more carefully, as Canadian channel Space’s decision to air the episode before 9pm has resulted in the network being rapped on the knuckles by the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council.
After airing the episode before the watershed, comicbook.com reports Space was found in violation of the Ethics and Violence Code of the CBSC.
The broadcast standards council also noted that the episode featured significant violence, and has now demanded Space air the following message twice during primetime hours in the next week: “The Canadian Broadcast Standards Council has found that Space breached the Canadian Association of Broadcasters’ Code of Ethics and Violence Code in its broadcast of Star Trek: Discovery [episode ‘Choose Your Pain’].
“The program contained coarse language and violence intended for adult audiences which should only have been broadcast after 9pm as required by Clause 10 of the Code of Ethics and Article 3 of the Violence Code.
“A classification icon should have appeared at the beginning of the program as required by Article 4 of the Violence Code.”
Responding to the ruling, Space said: “After having viewed the episode prior to airing, Space acknowledged that the use of the word ‘f**k’ ‘was surprising given the series and franchise’s previous 51-year track record of being fairly clean with regards to its content.
“The Star Trek franchise has an extremely loyal and engaged fan base so we took into consideration how the coarse language was used and we decided to air the episode uncut and uncensored in order to deliver the content our Space viewers expect.'”
Star Trek: Discovery airs on CBS in the US and on Netflix in the UK.
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