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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 2:27 pm 
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Star Trek TV Series in the Works at CBS with Producer Alex Kurtzman

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Nov 02, 2015

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CBS Television Studios announced today it will launch a totally new Star Trek TV series in January 2017. The new series will blast off with a special preview broadcast on the CBS Television Network. The premiere episode and all subsequent first-run episodes will then be available exclusively in the United States on CBS All Access, the Network’s digital subscription video on demand and live streaming service.

The next chapter of the “Star Trek” franchise will also be distributed concurrently for television and multiple platforms around the world by CBS Studios International.

The new program will be the first original series developed specifically for U.S. audiences for CBS All Access, a cross-platform streaming service that brings viewers thousands of episodes from CBS’s current and past seasons on demand, plus the ability to stream their local CBS Television station live for $5.99 per month. CBS All Access already offers every episode of all previous “Star Trek” television series.

The brand-new Star Trek TV series will introduce new characters seeking imaginative new worlds and new civilizations, while exploring the dramatic contemporary themes that have been a signature of the franchise since its inception in 1966.

Alex Kurtzman will serve as executive producer for the new Star Trek TV series. Kurtzman co-wrote and produced the blockbuster films Star Trek (2009) with Roberto Orci, and Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) with Orci and Damon Lindelof. Both films were produced and directed by J.J. Abrams.

The new Star Trek TV series will be produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout. Kurtzman and Heather Kadin will serve as executive producers. Kurtzman is also an executive producer for the hit CBS television series “Scorpion” and “Limitless,” along with Kadin and Orci, and for “Hawaii Five-O” with Orci.

“Star Trek,” which will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2016, is one of the most successful entertainment franchises of all time. The original “Star Trek” spawned a dozen feature films and five successful television series. Almost half a century later, the “Star Trek” television series are licensed on a variety of different platforms in more than 190 countries, and the franchise still generates more than a billion social media impressions every month.

Born from the mind of Gene Roddenberry, the original “Star Trek” series debuted on Sept. 8, 1966 and aired for three seasons – a short run that belied the influence it would have for generations. The series also broke new ground in storytelling and cultural mores, providing a progressive look at topics including race relations, global politics and the environment.

“There is no better time to give ‘Star Trek’ fans a new series than on the heels of the original show’s 50th anniversary celebration,” said David Stapf, President, CBS Television Studios. “Everyone here has great respect for this storied franchise, and we’re excited to launch its next television chapter in the creative mind and skilled hands of Alex Kurtzman, someone who knows this world and its audience intimately.”

“This new series will premiere to the national CBS audience, then boldly go where no first-run ‘Star Trek’ series has gone before – directly to its millions of fans through CBS All Access,” said Marc DeBevoise, Executive Vice President/General Manager – CBS Digital Media. “We’ve experienced terrific growth for CBS All Access, expanding the service across affiliates and devices in a very short time. We now have an incredible opportunity to accelerate this growth with the iconic ‘Star Trek,’ and its devoted and passionate fan base, as our first original series.”

“Every day, an episode of the ‘Star Trek’ franchise is seen in almost every country in the world,” said Armando Nunez, President and CEO, CBS Global Distribution Group. “We can’t wait to introduce ‘Star Trek’s’ next voyage on television to its vast global fan base.”


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 2:41 pm 
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I hope it's old universe (the idea of new characters hints it might be) but it's probably new universe. And I won't be able to watch it until it hits Blu-Ray. I'm not paying for a streaming service for a single series. CBS not putting this on their network is one of the most boneheaded decisions they've made.

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 Post subject: Re: Star Trek TV Series in the Works at CBS
PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2016 3:27 pm 
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Bryan Fuller Hired as Showrunner for New Star Trek Series

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Feb 09, 2016

Bryan Fuller, who launched his career writing for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager, will return to the television franchise as co-creator and executive producer of the new Star Trek series on CBS.

As previously announced, the new series, produced by CBS Television Studios, will launch with a special preview broadcast on the CBS Television Network in early 2017. The premiere episode and all subsequent first-run episodes will then be available exclusively in the United States on CBS All Access, the Network’s digital subscription video on demand and live streaming service. The new Star Trek series marks the first original series developed for CBS All Access.

The next chapter of the “Star Trek” franchise will also be distributed concurrently for television and multiple platforms around the world by CBS Studios International.

“My very first experience of ‘Star Trek’ is my oldest brother turning off all the lights in the house and flying his model of a D7 Class Klingon Battle Cruiser through the darkened halls. Before seeing a frame of the television series, the ‘Star Trek’ universe lit my imagination on fire,” said executive producer Bryan Fuller. “It is without exaggeration a dream come true to be crafting a brand-new iteration of ‘Star Trek’ with fellow franchise alum Alex Kurtzman and boldly going where no ‘Star Trek’ series has gone before.”

“Bringing ‘Star Trek’ back to television means returning it to its roots, and for years those roots flourished under Bryan’s devoted care,” said executive producer Alex Kurtzman. “His encyclopedic knowledge of ‘Trek’ canon is surpassed only by his love for Gene Roddenberry’s optimistic future, a vision that continues to guide us as we explore strange new worlds.”

“For the past 50 years, ‘Star Trek’ has been a groundbreaking franchise that not only changed the landscape of television, but made a significant impact on pop culture,” said David Stapf, President, CBS Television Studios. “When we began discussions about the series returning to television, we immediately knew that Bryan Fuller would be the ideal person to work alongside Alex Kurtzman to create a fresh and authentic take on this classic and timeless series. Bryan is not only an extremely gifted writer, but a genuine fan of ‘Star Trek.’ Having someone at the helm with his gravitas who also understands and appreciates the significance of the franchise and the worldwide fan base was essential to us.”

Recently, Fuller served as executive producer and writer on NBC’s Hannibal, based on the characters from the book Red Dragon by Thomas Harris. He got his start writing “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” followed by “Star Trek: Voyager,” where he worked his way from freelance writer to staff writer to co-producer. Fuller went on to create the critically acclaimed series “Dead Like Me” and “Wonderfalls.” Also, he served as writer and co-executive producer on the first season of “Heroes,” before leaving to create the Emmy Award-winning “Pushing Daisies.” Fuller is currently executive producing along with partner Michael Green an adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s novel American Gods for the STARZ network.

“Star Trek” will be produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout. Kurtzman, Fuller and Heather Kadin will serve as executive producers.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2016 5:38 pm 
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It doesn't say if it's old universe or new universe. If Fuller is on board I hope it's old universe. He was a talented writer on DS9 even if none of his Voyager episodes were all that great. And Hannibal rocked. The fact that his encyclopedic knowledge of the franchise is being touted hints it's old universe. He wouldn't need that for the reboot's universe.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 6:58 pm 
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Nicholas Meyer is Returning for the New Star Trek Series!

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Feb 26, 2016

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“Some people think the future means the end of history,” says William Shatner‘s Captain James T. Kirk at the end of Nicholas Meyer’s Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. “Well, we haven’t run out of history quite yet.”

It’s a line that corresponds rather nicely to today’s announcement, straight from showrunner Bryan Fuller, that Nicholas Meyer will be returning to the final frontier for the first time in a quarter of a century. In addition to helming the original crew’s big screen swan song, Nicholas Meyer famously reinvented Gene Roddenberry’s vision of the future with his acclaimed Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Now, he’ll serve as writer and consulting producer for the new series.

“Nicholas Meyer chased Kirk and Khan ’round the Mutara Nebula and ’round Genesis’ flames,” says Fuller. “He saved the whales with the Enterprise and its crew, and waged war and peace between Klingons and the Federation. We are thrilled to announce that one of Star Trek’s greatest storytellers will be boldy returning as Nicholas Meyer beams aboard the new Trek writing staff.”

As previously announced, the new series, produced by CBS Television Studios, will launch with a special preview broadcast on the CBS Television Network in early 2017. The premiere episode and all subsequent first-run episodes will then be available exclusively in the United States on CBS All Access, the Network’s digital subscription video on demand and live streaming service. The new Star Trek series marks the first original series developed for CBS All Access.

The next chapter of the “Star Trek” franchise will also be distributed concurrently for television and multiple platforms around the world by CBS Studios International.

Star Trek will be produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout. Kurtzman, Fuller and Heather Kadin will serve as executive producers.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 6:14 pm 
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Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth Board CBS’ New Star Trek Series

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CBS‘ new Star Trek series is making sure that history never forgets the name Roddenberry. Roddenberry Entertainment President Rod Roddenberry, son of the late Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, and COO Trevor Roth, have joined the new Star Trek television series as executive producers alongside Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin and Bryan Fuller.

“Gene Roddenberry, the Great Bird of the Galaxy, left a finely feathered nest for all who love ‘Star Trek’ to enjoy,” says Fuller, “And it is only fitting that Rod Roddenberry and Roddenberry Entertainment join our new Trek adventure to ensure that his father’s legacy of hope for the future and infinite diversity in infinite combinations runs through our tales as Gene Roddenberry intended.”

“Moral dilemmas, human issues, complex characters and a genuine sense of optimism: These are the cornerstones of ‘Star Trek’ and are what have made it such an influential and beloved franchise for the last 50 years,” says Eugene “Rod” Roddenberry. “While I will always be humbled by its legacy and the legions of fans who are its guardians, it’s a genuine honor to be joining a team of imaginative and incredibly capable individuals whose endeavor it is to uphold the tenets of Star Trek’s legacy while bringing it to audiences in a new era and on a contemporary platform.”

The new series will launch with a special preview broadcast on the CBS Television Network in early 2017. The premiere episode and all subsequent first-run episodes will then be available exclusively in the United States on CBS All Access, the Network’s digital subscription video on demand and live streaming service. The new Star Trek series marks the first original series developed for CBS All Access.


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 Post subject: Re: Star Trek TV Series in the Works at CBS
PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2016 9:15 am 
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Watch a New Star Trek Series Teaser!

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May 18, 2016

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CBS has just brought online a new Star Trek series teaser, offering a first look at the franchise’s return to the small screen in 2017. As previously reported, Bryan Fuller, who launched his career writing for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager, will return to the television franchise as co-creator and executive producer.

The new series, produced by CBS Television Studios, will launch with a special preview broadcast on the CBS Television Network in January 2017. The premiere episode and all subsequent first-run episodes will then be available exclusively in the United States on CBS All Access, the Network’s digital subscription video on demand and live streaming service. The new Star Trek series marks the first original series developed for CBS All Access.

Although no official details have been released regarding the new show, a report last month from Birth.Movies.Death claims that the series will be set in the original Star Trek canon and will function as an anthology series, moving throughout the Star Trek universe’s rich future history season to season. The new Star Trek series trailer certainly seems to hint at the latter, promising a plural “New crews.”

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, one of the most successful entertainment franchises of all time. The original Star Trek, created by Gene Roddenberry, spawned a dozen feature films and five successful television series. Half a century later, the Star Trek television series are licensed on a variety of different platforms in more than 190 countries, and the franchise still generates more than 1 billion social media impressions every month.

Star Trek is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout. Kurtzman, Fuller and Heather Kadin will serve as executive producers.



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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2016 12:03 pm 
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Old Universe Star Trek Anthology is pretty much everything I ever wanted from Star Trek. Hopefully it will be set a few years after Deep Space Nine, Voyager, Nemesis, and the destruction of Romulus as seen in the reboot. I'm sorely tempted to sign up for All Access after all. Can you actually stream stuff from dial-up? Because I'm poor.

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Fone Bone wrote:
Can you actually stream stuff from dial-up?


If you don't mind watching in 2 second bursts with loooooooooooooooong pauses in between.


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Jim_Abell wrote:
Fone Bone wrote:
Can you actually stream stuff from dial-up?


If you don't mind watching in 2 second bursts with loooooooooooooooong pauses in between.
Nuts.

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