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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, 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

RealSNR 03:42 PM 07-26-2021
Originally Posted by Mennonite:


- Picard looks stupid in a mask.
- One of the voices that Brent Spiner uses sounds silly.
That's kind of it, man. It's not really the Spiner voice. It's the entire ridiculous performance for each of his characters. And it's not really his fault, either. That's the problem. I don't know what Spiner was supposed to do differently as an actor to make it successful. He clearly hammed it up and put as much energy into that shit as he could, but the result was just ridiculous. If he were more reserved, then the performance would still be cringey to watch, just in a different way.

It's the archetype of Joe Menosky episodes (that and the one where the Enterprise is a freakin train or whatever).

I'm with you in that I give credit to Menosky for pushing the envelope and swinging big. Sometimes you swing big like that and you hit a home run. I think he did just that with the Voyager episode "The Thaw." In that one he took his favorite premise (creating a world out of the manifestation of cognition/dreams) and turned it up to 11. Only in this case, the surrealism is more constrained and serves as the villain rather than a mystery or problem that has to be solved through technobabble. You don't have to go deeper and deeper into the weird rabbit hole. And in my opinion, because you made the guest star role something big and important, you were able to get a quality actor like Michael McKean to come on and do the episode instead of a bunch of randos. The result is that the viewer buys in from start to finish. It's a great episode. One of the only really good ones from those first few seasons of Voyager.

Masks doesn't do that. It's been awhile since I've seen it, and it's hard to get myself to watch it again because I just don't find its shit to be that compelling. The performance and the concept is off-putting from the start, and thus, I can't get behind it.

Just my (and most of the fanbase's) opinion. You have your tastes, I have mine.
Mennonite 07:34 PM 07-26-2021
I'm not a big Voyager fan, but I'd say The Thaw is one of It's top 50 best episodes. I do wish they had ramped up the weirdness/scariness though. An alien's worst nightmare should probably be something freakier than Lenny from Laverne and Shirley dressed up in clown makeup and some pajamas that look like they were sewn together from the floorboard of a 1992 Chevy Lumina.
BigRedChief 10:03 PM 07-28-2021
New Star Trek TV series coming to Paramount+?

For fans who have been sleeping on the new Trek shows since Discovery’s debut in 2017, the impending release of Strange New Worlds could be the reboot that Paramount+ and the Trek franchise needs. Here’s why.

Possible spoilers….
BigRedChief 12:27 AM 07-29-2021
Another one being talked about…..reboot/spin-off of Captain Proton

One of the more obscure storylines from Star Trek: Voyager is closer than ever before to getting the revival treatment at Paramount+. Those who tuned into Star Trek: Voyager during its run between 1995 and 2001 may remember a short-lived side story in which Lt. Tom Paris enacted a holodeck novel called Captain Proton. Similar to the way Captain Jean-Luc Picard would act out 1920s gangster stories in the style of Dixon Hill novels, Paris would enter the holodeck and go on the adventures of Captain Proton in a 1930s B-movie style, black-and-white science fiction series.
Discuss Thrower 09:37 AM 07-29-2021
Not saying the book was particularly great, but basically copying the theme of Starfleet: Year One for Enterprise would have been so much better than rehashing Next/Gen and Voyager themes, plots and catsuits.
Hammock Parties 09:12 AM 10-13-2021

I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, diverting myself in now & then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.��

— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) October 13, 2021

Hammock Parties 11:18 PM 10-14-2021

@WilliamShatner was profoundly moved and articulate about his #OverviewEffect experience. I studied his words while transcribing his post-flight thoughts. Now analyzing the way he experienced his brief time up there... He clearly immersed himself fully to take it all in.

— Cosmic Perspective (@considercosmos) October 14, 2021

Hammock Parties 08:16 PM 10-15-2021

Frazod 08:19 PM 10-15-2021
Takei's gotta be pissed. The first Star Trek alum to ride a dick into space wasn't him. :-)
srvy 10:51 PM 10-15-2021
Originally Posted by Frazod:
Takei's gotta be pissed. The first Star Trek alum to ride a dick into space wasn't him. :-)
That's exactly what the rocket looks like. The feather vanes from a distance looks like a fully erect blue vein schlong.
Mennonite 08:42 PM 10-28-2021

I'm watching this classic tonight. Highly recommended for fans of TOS. Roddenberry pitched Trek as "Wagon Train to the Stars" but in reality it was more like "Forbidden Planet... on TV."
Simply Red 06:32 AM 10-29-2021
Originally Posted by Mennonite:

I'm watching this classic tonight. Highly recommended for fans of TOS. Roddenberry pitched Trek as "Wagon Train to the Stars" but in reality it was more like "Forbidden Planet... on TV."
so much damn fun! I hosted a watch party with that one! Yes, great flick
notorious 06:56 AM 10-29-2021
Some other great classic sci-fi is on the original Outer Limits and Twilight Zone.

It’s where a ton of actors and actresses got their start.

My kids and I will fire up the old black and white episodes on a Friday/Saturday night often.
Mennonite 02:47 PM 11-11-2021
I'm still attempting to learn how to use Photoshop. Here are a couple of pics I've been practicing with. I don't think there are a very many Enterprise fans out there, but I figured I'd post them anyway.

This was one started off as an attempt at making a basic composit, but then I started working on some layer effects stuff, colorization, and the lighting filter (which i ****ing hate using).

This was an exercise in seeing how various adjustment layers interact with one another. I still don't have a clue as to the usefulness of most of adjustment options.
Mephistopheles Janx 06:19 AM 11-18-2021
Re-watching DS9... again.

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