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keg in kc 03:47 PM 11-02-2015
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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 11:14 PM 02-20-2021
Originally Posted by DaneMcCloud:
I was SO excited to watch TNG but man, it felt so flat from the start. I didn't like Patrick Stewart's portrayal of Picard at all and hoped that his character would be killed off soon in favor of Commander Riker, who seemed to be far more inline with what I thought a Federation captain of Enterprise D would be but since it didn't happen, I stopped watching altogether.

Somewhere around 1990 or 1991, I checked in on the series and found that it had improved exponentially, only to be canceled in 1994 to due budget concerns. Seasons 3-7 were pretty freaking awesome and I still enjoy them to this day but I just can't get into Seasons 1 and 2.
3 through 6 were the best. 7 had its moments, but the show was starting to get a bit stale by that point. An eighth season would have probably jumped the shark.

My favorite episode from 7 is probably Pegasus, but holy balls did Picard choose poorly by not keeping that interphasing cloaking device. Sure could have come in handy against the Borg and the Dominion. Sort of like how Picard didn't send Hugh back to the Borg ship with the hidden destructive device. Sure, Hugh lived, but so did the Borg. It can be argued that Picard was personally responsible for every single death/assimilation at the hands of the Borg from that point forward. He probably should have been court-martialed.

Too bad Sisko wasn't captain of the Enterprise. None of that shit would have ever happened. :-)
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KC_Connection 06:12 AM 02-21-2021
Originally Posted by Frazod:
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Too bad Sisko wasn't captain of the Enterprise. None of that shit would have ever happened. :-)


Or if they had Garak around to do the dirty work.
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Frazod 07:18 AM 02-21-2021
Originally Posted by KC_Connection:


Or if they had Garak around to do the dirty work.
Kirk may be my childhood hero, but Sisko is the best captain. Definitely a big picture guy.
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notorious 08:27 AM 02-21-2021
That's the single best scene in Star Trek history.


Tell me I'm wrong.
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Frazod 08:36 AM 02-21-2021
Originally Posted by notorious:
That's the single best scene in Star Trek history.


Tell me I'm wrong.
If you add his soliloquy at the end. "And if I had to do it all over again...." and then he practically growls out the words "I would."

O Captain My Captain
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notorious 09:00 AM 02-21-2021
Garak and Quark are gems of the Star Trek universe.

They live in the corners of the world we don't want to think about, but their dark sides ended up benefiting the Federation.

The Federation didn't ask for their help, but they NEEDED their help.
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Frazod 09:24 AM 02-21-2021
Another one of my favorite DS9 episodes is House of Quark. Quark + Gowron = comedy gold. And the way he outwits the douchebag in front of the high council is awesome.
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Discuss Thrower 10:15 AM 02-21-2021
Originally Posted by notorious:
That's the single best scene in Star Trek history.


Tell me I'm wrong.
THERE

ARE

FOUR

LIGHTS
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Deberg_1990 10:15 AM 02-21-2021
Horrible....on par with some of the cheese of the 60s series....



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Frazod 10:36 AM 02-21-2021
On further review, I have to say that the best Star Trek TV scene was the ending of Part 1 of Best of Both Worlds. The slow camera pan, the building music, the zoom on Riker. "Mr. Worf, fire."

TO BE CONTINUED

Obviously if you're not old enough to have experienced that back in 1990, it won't have the same impact. But IMO that's the best cliffhanger in television history. There were also rumors that Stewart was leaving the show, so there was a real question as to whether or not Picard would survive.

As far as the best movie scene, three words: "Here it comes."
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keg in kc 10:43 AM 02-21-2021
Boomer shooting Adama at the end of BSG season 1 was right up there, but not much else has had the impact of best of both worlds.
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notorious 11:16 AM 02-21-2021
Fuck it. It's the offseason.

Do we need to recruit Rainman's mad skills and have him do a "Best of All-Time Sci-Fi series" tournament bracket?
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notorious 11:17 AM 02-21-2021
My nominations are:

DS9
Farscape
Battlestar Galactica
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Hammock Parties 01:12 PM 02-21-2021
DS9 will wipe the floor with everyone.

Farscape? :-)
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Frazod 02:58 PM 02-21-2021
Originally Posted by Hammock Parties:
DS9 will wipe the floor with everyone.

Farscape? :-)
Babylon 5 says hello.
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