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In November, it was announced that a new Star Trek series was coming to CBS. Then in January, fans learned that the series was being made strictly for the stations streaming service. Today, the show made another step forward by naming Bryan Fuller as the showrunner for the series. Fuller’s last credit was NBC’s Hannibal which was cancelled after 39 episodes. More importantly, his past credits also include Deep Space Nine, and Voyager. With Fuller at the helm, who’s ready to get back into space and start exploring again?

According to Fuller’s IMDB page, his Star Trek credentials include two episodes from Deep Space Nine. He’s credited with writing the episodes “The Light And The Darkness” as well as “Empok Nor.” During his time writing for Voyager, he was credited with 15 episodes. Some of those episodes included, “Bride of Chaotica!,” “Course: Oblivion,” “Relativity,” and “The Haunting of Deck Twelve.” As you can tell, he wrote some of the best episodes of the series.

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Fuller teamed with Alex Kurtzman to create the new Star Trek series. It’s a gathering of old and new as Kurtzman was one of the writers for the new Star Trek movies. Here is what Fuller had to say about the announcement,

“My very first experience of ‘Star Trek’ is my oldest brother turning off all the lights in the house and flying his model of a D7 Class Klingon Battle Cruiser through the darkened halls. Before seeing a frame of the television series, the ‘Star Trek’ universe lit my imagination on fire. It is without exaggeration a dream come true to be crafting a brand new iteration of ‘Star Trek’ with fellow franchise alum Alex Kurtzman and boldly going where no ‘Star Trek’ series has gone before.”

The new Star Trek series is set to introduce new chartacters and civilizations outside of the original mythology and canon. Kurtzman also added,

“Bringing ‘Star Trek’ back to television means returning it to its roots, and for years those roots flourished under Bryan’s devoted care. His encyclopedic knowledge of ‘Trek’ canon is surpassed only by his love for Gene Roddenberry’s optimistic future, a vision that continues to guide us as we explore strange new worlds.”

If all goes well, this series sounds like it should be a hit, but of course there is plenty of room for failure. The biggest issue is it being on the CBS streaming service. Thus far, Netflix and Hulu have been steady juggernauts in the industry, but other iterations have not been as successful. Hopefully the fans will be able to keep things afloat if they approve of the new show.

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Mark your calendars on January 2017 because that’s when the currently untitled Star Trek series will air the pilot episode on CBS and then will go straight to the streaming service.

Source: Geeknation

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