October 19, 2017 15:56 GMT by mirror.co.uk

'What the f***?!' Star Trek: Discovery breaks down a 50 year barrier and fans CANNOT believe it

'What the f***?!' Star Trek: Discovery breaks down a 50 year barrier and fans CANNOT believe it

It's Star Trek... but not as we know it

The latest episode of Stark Trek boldly went where no show before it has ever gone before.

And fans were less than impressed.

The final frontier was turned a deep shade of blue as the F-Bomb was dropped during the latest episode - making it the first in the show's 50 year history.

Character Sylvia Tilly slipped the profanity into the fifth episode of the recently relaunched franchise that's currently airing on Netflix.

As Lt Stamets, played by Anthony Rapp, talked the young Cadet through the ship's latest technology she couldn't fail to hide her excitement.

"That was so f****** cool," she replied.

The swear was swiftly glossed over with an apology from Tilly, but it continued to live, long and haunt viewers of the sci-fi series.

(Image: CBS)
He couldn't believe his ears
(Image: CBS)

The surprisingly adult content split loyal fans, who flocked to social media to check if they'd heard the Cadet correctly.

"This is not necessary," slammed one.

Others complained it just wasn't acceptable family viewing: "I love swearing but I don't need my son doing it too," said another.

"They just did a swear on star trek :-/ do not like," fired a third.

Although one fan described the F bomb as a 'breath of fresh air.'

Actor Anthony Rapp, who starred in the hotly discussed scene, defended the swearing in an interview with Indie Wire.

"We were aware of it, and we embraced it, and we had a blast with it,” he said.

"These people just put their brains to work in a really tough way and they had a breakthrough. And I imagine there’s scientists in their labs who might do that any time.

"We didn’t drop the F-bomb in ‘Star Trek’ by telling something to go f*** themselves. It’s like we did it by saying ‘this is f****** cool.'"

(Image: Netflix)
Star Trek: Discovery is available on Netflix

The latest installment of the sci-fi franchise is now being shown on Netflix .

The show, set ten years before we ever encounter the legendary Kirk and the Enterprise crew, follows the crew of the Federation starship Discovery, helmed by Captain Lorca (Jason Isaacs) - but is told from the perspective of its First Officer, Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin Green).

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