Before you say anything or make some kind of snark remark, take a look at the teaser, then let it sink it, then make whatever comment you want out loud.
As it was pointed out in the report, the teaser mentioned “New Crews.” That means you can throw the old formula out the window. Star Trek is about to take on something new. And if there’s one thing Star Trek fans dislike the most, it’s the word “new” because if ain’t broke, then why fix it? And they are absolutely correct…to a point. There will come a time where you’ll have to try something new. The reason why fans should be excited about this is because this format will allow the writers and creators a chance to play around with their new toy. For all you know, a brand new series featuring a single crew could spawn from this “experiment.”
In a way, though, it almost doesn’t matter what they’re going to be doing with the crew(s) because there will also be new villains, new worlds, and new adventures. It’s a completely new beginning, for a new generation. Hopefully there will be some nods (and maybe appearances) by familiar faces, but fans will have to wait and see. Here’s a statement that was released by CBS along with the teaser:
“CBS Studios debuted a teaser trailer and revealed the logo for the new Star Trek series today at the CBS upfront presentation for advertisers at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Les Moonves introduced the first elements for the show, which will premiere in January, 2017.
The upcoming Star Trek series, from CBS Studios, has Bryan Fuller on board as executive producer/show runner, Alex Kurtzman as executive producer and Nicholas Meyer as writer and consulting producer.
In the U.S., a special premiere episode will air on the CBS Television Network and all subsequent first-run episodes will be available exclusively on CBS All Access. The series will also be available on television stations and platforms in other countries around the world.
Production on the new Star Trek series will begin this fall in Toronto, Canada.”
The new Star Trek series is slated to debut on CBS in January 2017.