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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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Frazod 12:45 AM 07-30-2017
Long, but informative.


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Bowser 09:45 AM 07-30-2017
Originally Posted by Frazod:
Long, but informative.

This show could end up being actually pretty awesome, in and of itself, but it sounds as if CBS has taken the idea and turned it into a complete and utter goat fuck of a project. I mean if this guy is accurate and to be believed, CBS already knows it's going to bomb and has a ready made excuse in the can about it being an anthology story with Nicholas Meyers potentially working on a new and different series for the CW? Christ, what an absolute mess.
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Frazod 10:10 AM 07-30-2017
Originally Posted by Bowser:
This show could end up being actually pretty awesome, in and of itself, but it sounds as if CBS has taken the idea and turned it into a complete and utter goat fuck of a project. I mean if this guy is accurate and to be believed, CBS already knows it's going to bomb and has a ready made excuse in the can about it being an anthology story with Nicholas Meyers potentially working on a new and different series for the CW? Christ, what an absolute mess.
Well, if anybody knows how to make good Star Trek, it's Nicholas Meyer. I hope that rumor ends up being true.

Personally, my hope is that this shit bombs so bad that the value drops to the point where the assholes at CBS will sell it so somebody who actually cares.
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DaneMcCloud 10:49 AM 07-30-2017
Originally Posted by Frazod:
Well, if anybody knows how to make good Star Trek, it's Nicholas Meyer. I hope that rumor ends up being true.

Personally, my hope is that this shit bombs so bad that the value drops to the point where the assholes at CBS will sell it so somebody who actually cares.
Unfortunately, Paramount/CBS will never relinquish the rights to Star Trek because it's a Legacy IP for them, something in which they have very little of in their vault.
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Bowser 10:58 AM 07-30-2017
Originally Posted by DaneMcCloud:
Unfortunately, Paramount/CBS will never relinquish the rights to Star Trek because it's a Legacy IP for them, something in which they have very little of in their vault.
Time for a new Indiana Jones movie!
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DaneMcCloud 11:05 AM 07-30-2017
Originally Posted by Bowser:
Time for a new Indiana Jones movie!
That's coming in 2020 but I have no idea if Disney or Paramount will distribute .

I think it's probably Disney, because Lucasfilm is owned by them and not an independent studio, but we'll see.

Distribution rights can be tricky.
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Bowser 11:10 AM 07-30-2017
Originally Posted by DaneMcCloud:
Distribution rights can be tricky.
Apparently so, according to all what was said in Fraz's video. Hence my "goat fuck" sentiment.

This is going to fail, and fail so hard by the looks of it. If ANY of the speculation about the Meyers show is even close to being true, how can it NOT fail?It will be a shame, because they've actually assembled a pretty strong cast with great chops between them, but the hardcore Trek fan they're going after will already have had their minds made up on it.
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DaneMcCloud 11:26 AM 07-30-2017
Originally Posted by Bowser:
Apparently so, according to all what was said in Fraz's video. Hence my "goat fuck" sentiment.

This is going to fail, and fail so hard by the looks of it. If ANY of the speculation about the Meyers show is even close to being true, how can it NOT fail?It will be a shame, because they've actually assembled a pretty strong cast with great chops between them, but the hardcore Trek fan they're going after will already have had their minds made up on it.
I haven't watched the video but Paramount can ruin anything
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Bowser 11:27 AM 07-30-2017
Originally Posted by DaneMcCloud:
I haven't watched the video but Paramount can ruin anything
I'd love to get some tequila in you one day and hear the Paramount stories, lol.

And the vid really was informative.
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RINGLEADER 06:26 PM 07-30-2017
Originally Posted by DaneMcCloud:
Unfortunately, Paramount/CBS will never relinquish the rights to Star Trek because it's a Legacy IP for them, something in which they have very little of in their vault.
It's a Khan series:

http://www.geekexchange.com/news/bre...imited-series/
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DaneMcCloud 06:28 PM 07-30-2017
Originally Posted by RINGLEADER:
It's a Khan series:

http://www.geekexchange.com/news/bre...imited-series/
Holy crap! Well, I don't know if I should be excited or appalled.
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Buehler445 06:34 PM 07-30-2017
:-)

Khan? Really?
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RINGLEADER 07:09 PM 07-30-2017
Originally Posted by Buehler445:
:-)

Khan? Really?
Not Khan.

KKHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNN!
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Mephistopheles Janx 07:40 PM 07-30-2017
Yes... what we needed was not to explore any other part of the vast Trek universe and history/future. We needed to re-visit, yet again, more fucking Khan. Because his return to the forefront of Trek villainy was SO well received when Bumbledick played him in "Into Darkness".

I hate these people. Un-original fucks.
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RealSNR 06:08 PM 09-24-2017
Here goes nothing. My expectations couldn't be any lower. I guess that's the key to perhaps winning fans if you're Paramount?
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