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The Next Chapter of the Legendary “Star Trek” TV Franchise Will Premiere on the CBS Television Network, Then Move to CBS All Access Digital Subscription Service

Alex Kurtzman, Co-Writer and Producer of the Blockbuster Films

“Star Trek” and “Star Trek Into Darkness,” to Executive Produce

CBS Studios International to Distribute the Series Globally

For Television and Multiple Platforms


STUDIO CITY, CALIF. AND NEW YORK, N.Y. – Nov. 2, 2015 – CBS Television Studios announced today it will launch a totally new “Star Trek” television 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” 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 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-0 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 Nuñez, 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.”

CBS All Access offers its customers more than 7,500 episodes from the current television season, previous seasons and classic shows on demand nationwide, as well as the ability to stream local CBS stations live in more than 110 markets. Subscribers can use the service online and across devices via CBS.com, the CBS App for iOS, Android and Windows 10, as well as on connected devices such as Apple TV, Android TV, Chromecast, Roku players and Roku TV, with more connected devices to come.

The new television series is not related to the upcoming feature film “Star Trek Beyond,” which is scheduled to be distributed by Paramount Pictures in summer 2016

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big nasty kcnut 03:42 PM 02-22-2021
I'm a huge star trek fan but babylon 5 waa amazing.
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Mennonite 04:27 PM 02-22-2021
Someone recently told me that Resurrection Ship, Part II was a good stopping point for Battlestar Galactica. True?
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Third Eye 05:49 PM 02-22-2021
Originally Posted by Mennonite:
Someone recently told me that Resurrection Ship, Part II was a good stopping point for Battlestar Galactica. True?
Not just no, but fuck no. That may be one of the worst takes I’ve ever heard. That’s only halfway into season 2. The 2nd half of season 2 and all of season 3 are amazing. Season 4 has plenty of good stuff too. Maybe it’s not the peak that 1-3 were, but it’s not bad at all.

BSG is unquestionably my favorite sci-fi tv series, followed by Farscape, and then it gets tough to rank after that. I absolutely cannot wait to see what Esmail does with the series.
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notorious 06:04 PM 02-22-2021
Originally Posted by Mennonite:
Someone recently told me that Resurrection Ship, Part II was a good stopping point for Battlestar Galactica. True?
Holy shit, that leaves half the series on the table.

No ****ing way I would stop there.

There are a TON of great episodes left after that, including some good movies. Razor was fucking awesome.
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Bowser 06:55 PM 02-22-2021
Originally Posted by notorious:
Holy shit, that leaves half the series on the table.

No ****ing way I would stop there.

There are a TON of great episodes left after that, including some good movies. Razor was fucking awesome.
These, unquestionably
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Jamie 07:19 PM 02-22-2021
Originally Posted by Mennonite:
And I finished out the night with TNG's "Conspiracy"



'nuff said
I always thought that pseudo-cliffhanger would have been a good plot thread to pick up in a movie.
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Bowser 07:21 PM 02-22-2021
Who knew phasers has settings of stun, kill, and die a horrible fucking death, anyway?
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Mennonite 11:47 AM 02-23-2021
Originally Posted by Third Eye:
Not just no, but **** no. .

Originally Posted by notorious:

No ****ing way I would stop there.


Thanks for the input. It seemed a little suspect to me to stop so early.
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Mennonite 12:00 PM 02-23-2021




Anybody here ever watch the 70's Trek cartoon? The animation is primitive by today's standards, of course, but a few of the episodes are worth a watch if you're a fan of TOS.
All of original cast is back except for Walter Koenig; Mark Lenard (Sarek), Roger C. Carmel (Harry Mudd), and Stanley Adams (Cyrano Jones) also reprise their roles. Some TOS writers (D.C. Fontana and David Gerrold) and directors also contributed to the series.


Some of the episodes are typical crummy Saturday morning fare, but there are a few that feel like their plots could have worked just fine on TOS.

My top 5:

"Yesteryear" (D.C. Fontana script. Influential Spock/Vulcan backstory)
"The Survivor"
"The Eye of the Beholder"
"One of Our Planets Is Missing"
"The Slaver Weapon" (written by Larry Niven)


IF you are a big TOS fan, and IF you can handle 70s animation, it's worth a watch.


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Bowser 12:03 PM 02-23-2021
I remember one episode from the animated show where the crew finds an alien weapon that would morph into different types of weapons, iirc? One was a phaser blast with the force of a nuclear blast. That is my complete recall on the Star Trek animated series, lol.
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Mennonite 12:14 PM 02-23-2021
Originally Posted by Bowser:
I remember one episode from the animated show where the crew finds an alien weapon that would morph into different types of weapons, iirc? One was a phaser blast with the force of a nuclear blast. That is my complete recall on the Star Trek animated series, lol.
Yeah, that was the one written by Larry Niven. It's called "The Slaver Weapon."


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RealSNR 07:01 AM 02-24-2021
Heh. If you can stand the same track over and over and over again, the Animated Series has some really good music


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Mennonite 10:14 AM 02-24-2021
Originally Posted by RealSNR:
Heh. If you can stand the same track over and over and over again, the Animated Series has some really good music


Neat. You're right, the music isn't really bad at all; it's just very repetitive. What bugs me most about the music is that loud horn blast that they use every time there's an action sequence.


I watched "Yesterday's Enterprise" last night. It's amazing how much this show improved in season 3.



Things were going fine at Narendra III until Lt. Castillo told a Romulan ambassador that he "eats pieces of shit like him for breakfast."
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Frazod 03:04 PM 02-24-2021
Yesterday’s Enterprise is my favorite TNG episode.
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Mennonite 03:46 PM 02-24-2021
Originally Posted by Frazod:
Yesterday’s Enterprise is my favorite TNG episode.


Yeah, it's a great episode alright. My top five would probably be:

The Inner Light
Darmok
All Good Things...
Sarek
Yesterday's Enterprise

A top ten would probably continue with some combination of these episodes:

The Best of Both Worlds parts 1 & 2 & Family (I'll always think of this as an epilogue)
The Worf arc (Sins of the Father, Reunion, Redemption)
Tapestry
Lower Decks

I can't figure out which of these I'd put in the last spot:


The Measure of a Man
The Enemy
Preemptive Strike
The Most Toys
The Offspring
The Defector
The Wounded
The Mind's Eye


Edit: I could have also listed I, Borg, The Pegasus, or Parallels. I can either drive myself crazy trying to come up with a "definitive" top ten or I can just say "The Inner Light is my favorite episode." Let's just go with the second option.


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