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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 03:03 PM 02-21-2021
Originally Posted by notorious:
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?
I've done these things in the past. But instead of being the Douche Master I'd be the Space Master! I figure we could come up with at least enough nominations to do a 32-team show bracket.

Been watching a lot of old Law & Order reruns lately. I'm so goddamn bored I was thinking of doing a poll about who the hottest ADA was over the years. Although I don't see how any of the rest could beat Angie Harmon.
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Bowser 03:27 PM 02-21-2021
Originally Posted by Frazod:
Babylon 5 says hello.
Ah, B5.

It's been a bit since I've shared this. Some of the best sci-fi space battles nobody has ever seen




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Frazod 03:36 PM 02-21-2021
Those are really cool. Somebody put some serious work into that.
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Hammock Parties 03:53 PM 02-21-2021
Originally Posted by Frazod:
Babylon 5 says hello.
nah

too niche
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Mennonite 05:09 PM 02-21-2021
Any fans of "Once More Unto the Breech"?



For me it's a top 5 DS9 episode, but I don't think it's highly regarded.
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keg in kc 10:34 PM 02-21-2021
DS9 completely destroys babylon 5. And I say that as a long time fan of b5.

Farscape was and is an amazing series.

BSG (the 2000s one....) was fantastic through 3 seasons and fell apart all through season 4 (not just the finale). But when it was at its peak it was better than any Star Trek series, and it's not particularly close

The Expanse may pass them all by the end. It hasn't had what I would consider a weak season yet.
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RealSNR 11:42 PM 02-21-2021
Anybody else like Stargate? Both SG-1 and Atlantis? No, neither are the best sci-fi series, but I still enjoy them a lot. Anybody else like them?

Just me?


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Mennonite 11:23 AM 02-22-2021
^ I like the movie version of Stargate but I've only seen a handful of the earliest tv episodes when it was new. I wasn't impressed at the time but I've always meant to go back and give it another shot. Same story with B5.

I'm very leery of serialized shows, so I waited until BG was over to see what people thought of the ending. Since it seems to be almost universally disliked, I've never bothered with it.


I watched three Trek episodes last night. The first one was the original pilot "The Cage." I'm a big fan of this one. It has that old school sci-fi feel to it like Forbidden Planet or The Time Machine. With a slightly bigger budget it could have been released theatrically, imo.



Next up was "A Taste of Armageddon." Good episode. I like Kirk's speech at the end but I think Shatner delivered the lines poorly.


And I finished out the night with TNG's "Conspiracy"



'nuff said
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notorious 11:30 AM 02-22-2021
Conspiracy is pretty damn good.

I was shocked when the dude's head exploded. That's pretty graphic for any movie, much less a weekly TV show. :-)
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Mennonite 11:50 AM 02-22-2021
Absolutely. Trek never did anything like it before or since. Truthfully, I wouldn't have minded if Trek dipped into horror more often; space is a scary place.
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Bowser 12:39 PM 02-22-2021
Originally Posted by RealSNR:
Anybody else like Stargate? Both SG-1 and Atlantis? No, neither are the best sci-fi series, but I still enjoy them a lot. Anybody else like them?

Just me?

Fan of both SG1 and Atlantis. Just recently started SG1 over on Netflix. I always forget the hot girl gets nekkid in the pilot, lol.

The SG1 cast really did a fantastic job. Stargate the movie was good, but what it spawned was so much better. I felt both Atlantis and Universe never really tapped their potential, and Universe was like Eneterprise in that both shows ended too soon (brought it around full circle, high five).
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stumppy 01:31 PM 02-22-2021
Originally Posted by keg in kc:
DS9 completely destroys babylon 5. And I say that as a long time fan of b5.

Farscape was and is an amazing series.

BSG (the 2000s one....) was fantastic through 3 seasons and fell apart all through season 4 (not just the finale). But when it was at its peak it was better than any Star Trek series, and it's not particularly close

The Expanse may pass them all by the end. It hasn't had what I would consider a weak season yet.
Just started rewatching the Farscape series. Always thought it was a killer show back in the day. Hope it still holds up, I already bought the finale on DVD, The Peacekeeper Wars.

I agree on DS9 and BSG.

Also thought SG1 and Atlantis were both pretty good scifi. Never missed an episode.
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stumppy 01:33 PM 02-22-2021
Originally Posted by Bowser:
Fan of both SG1 and Atlantis. Just recently started SG1 over on Netflix. I always forget the hot girl gets nekkid in the pilot, lol.

The SG1 cast really did a fantastic job. Stargate the movie was good, but what it spawned was so much better. I felt both Atlantis and Universe never really tapped their potential, and Universe was like Eneterprise in that both shows ended too soon (brought it around full circle, high five).
I always thought Atlantis should have ran longer. Never did get into Universe, it was a busy time irl for me when it came out.
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notorious 02:58 PM 02-22-2021
Originally Posted by stumppy:
Just started rewatching the Farscape series. Always thought it was a killer show back in the day. Hope it still holds up, I already bought the finale on DVD, The Peacekeeper Wars.

I agree on DS9 and BSG.

Also thought SG1 and Atlantis were both pretty good scifi. Never missed an episode.
Farscape is one of my favorite shows of all time, but it does show some age.


Still excellent, but a lot of what they did was ground-breaking back then, not so much now.
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Mennonite 03:18 PM 02-22-2021
Originally Posted by notorious:


Still excellent, but a lot of what they did was ground-breaking back then, not so much now.

Exactly. These days it seems like every other show features a helium farting Muppet.
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