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Old 11-02-2015, 03:47 PM  
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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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Old 02-14-2018, 10:51 PM   #466
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lame, cop out etc. everything wrapped up in a bow without any conflict or pain. All of these hardened Klingon warriors just agree instantaneous to this newbie? The war just ends?

So how did the Discovery get to the Pike era? Or how did Pike get there?

And the cheap CGI budget needs to be fixed. If GOT, HBO and Netflix can spend $100 million on a season so can Star Trek.
Discovery is set during the time Pike is captain, as seen in the original pilot which was later folded into the two part episode called the Menagerie. At that point, Spock is a bridge officer on the Enterprise, but not yet first officer.
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Old 02-14-2018, 11:05 PM   #467
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Star Trek Discovery season 2 release date: When do we next get more Trek?


Season one launched on September 24, 2017, but don't expect to see season two in September 2018. Co-creator Alex Kurtzman has explained that season two won't land until 2019 at the earliest. "Breaking story is, in some ways, the easier and faster thing; it's the ability to execute on it that's much harder. We want to take the right amount of time and don't want to rush," he outlined.
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Old 02-14-2018, 11:06 PM   #468
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And I grudgingly must admit that I really dug the ending. While they altered the Enterprise a bit, they basically just beefed it up and made it look badass.

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Old 02-14-2018, 11:09 PM   #469
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Discovery is set during the time Pike is captain, as seen in the original pilot which was later folded into the two part episode called the Menagerie. At that point, Spock is a bridge officer on the Enterprise, but not yet first officer.
how can that be? The Discovery’s technology and ship was far more advanced on episode 1 than the Class of ships piloted by Pike.
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how can that be? The Discovery’s technology and ship was far more advanced on episode 1 than the Class of ships piloted by Pike.
Yeah, I know.

The obvious answer is that modern audiences who are unfamiliar with the original series would find sets and ships from the 60s simplistic and lame. Discovery was made for them.

The old guard just has to suck it up and deal with it.
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Old 02-15-2018, 01:45 AM   #471
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Wonder how many account cancellations came in the day after the show?

I waited until the season was over then binged it on the free trial. I'll do the same on Season two.
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Wonder how many account cancellations came in the day after the show?

I waited until the season was over then binged it on the free trial. I'll do the same on Season two.
I canceled today. But, I'll re-up when Chiefs games start back up.

I get to watch the local CBS feed of the Chief games. Thats worth $6 a month to me. Our Chiefs group can watch the games in our homes without going out to a bar.
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The guy who plays Pike reminds me of a young Jürgen Prochnow.
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Didn't you watch Hell on Wheels?
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The guy who plays Pike reminds me of a young Jürgen Prochnow.
IDK who this guy is but I'm intrigued.

Also like the melding they've done with the DIS/TOS uniforms.

Not sure about the kinda meta-humor they're going for with Tilly being the STEM geek. I like a wink and a nod: not a jab and furious gesturing.
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Nope.
Huh, thought that show would've been right in your wheelhouse. Anyway, he's a solid actor.
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