Star Trek appears to be returning to small screens, from US broadcaster CBS no less. The cult classic sci fi show is unanimously lauded for being the progenitor of modern sci fi as we know it, as well as influencing many forward thinkers and television pioneers of the 21st century.
Known for wobbly sets, somewhat groundbreaking plots and a the scientific ‘treknobabble’ that epitomized the show’s 23rd century technological renaissance setting, Star Trek was one of, if not the most recognizable work of science fiction of the 20th century.
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But now, in the 21st century, (one step closer to the final frontier), we’re more likely to see the next Star trek TV series broadcast online via streaming services. In true futuristic style, broadcaster CBS has made the decision to (initially) send out the new Trek show on the internet through their CBS All Access service.
“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, The president of CBS. “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.”
Alex Kurtzman is of course the executive producer behind the new series, best known for his contribution to the new reboot of the franchise from JJ Abrams. Kurtzman wrote and produces the first two movies in the new franchise, which is set in an all new alternate Trek timeline.
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Although the controversial reboot somewhat overwrites some of the greatest moments from Star Trek The Original Series, fans have been quite accepting of the new movies, and a TV serial has, until now, been greatly anticipated. It’s most likely that this brand new timeline will be where the new show is based.
The new Star Trek Reboot is coming to CBS All Access in 217, a bit of a while to wait, but of course, for the biggest Star Trek fans, it’s not too long at all. The Last Star Trek Series, Enterprise, concluded in 2005, with the first of the new movies emerging four years later in 2009.
Via: Star Trek.com