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While the smart money is on Star Trek Discovery swiftly becoming the most pirated show not on television once the series begin, at least now there is a set premiere date of September 24th, 2017. That’s on a Sunday and the series can only be seen on CBS All Access, a pay to play streaming service, except for the one time airing of the pilot that same Sunday night at 8:30-9:30 PM (PST) on your local CBS channel. (more…)

STAR TREK: DISCOVERY

It has taken almost as long as it took for Riker to get his own ship, but fans finally have hope for Star Trek: DiscoveryCBS All Access has dropped the first trailer for the new series. Many were concerned about the shows fate after it was pushed back from being released earlier this year and the departure of show runner, Bryan Fuller but the first trailer for the new series, thus giving some fans a much-needed, new hope.

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Admittedly the 5 minute photoshop job above does blow the lead on this, but yes, set your phasers to beets ’cause it looks like Dwight Schrute will be entering the final frontier. The Hollywood Reporter is reporting (as they do) that Rainn Wilson (known mostly for his time on the NBC hit The Office and less so for The Rocker) will join CBS’s forthcoming Star Trek: Discovery as one of the franchises most interesting characters and one from the original series no less. Harcourt Fenton Mudd! (more…)

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CBS recently announced a change to the release date for their new Star Trek series Star Trek: Discovery. The pilot episode, which was slated to hit television screens in January of 2017 and then continue the series exclusively on CBS All Access, the CBS streaming service, will now be beamed back until May 2017. Why the change, should fans be worried that the Tribbles are breeding? (more…)

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Star Trek is making a long awaited return to TV in 2017. In an announcement late last yearCBS, who owns the TV rights to Trek, revealed that Star Trek reboot co-writer and Sleepy Hollow co-creator Alex Kutzman would be developing the new show for CBS’ streaming service All Access, and last week it was revealed that Hannibal’s Bryan Fuller would be the showrunner. Almost immediately, Trekkies everywhere began to speculate what the new show might look like, what it will be about, and maybe which of our favorite aliens will pop up along the way.

The bigger question, though – and the preoccupation of the following piece – is how Fuller and his team might improve or change Star Trek for the year 2017 and beyond. TV has changed a lot since Enterprise signed off for the final time in 2005, ending 18 years of ongoing voyages, and in order to stand out in a world with over 400 ongoing series airing annually, Star Trek will be waging a very tough fight for the attention of the general audience. So what can the new Trek do to get that attention?

Below are eight humble suggestions on how the new Star Trek can separate itself from what’s been done before Trek-wise, and how it can stake its claim as the first great Trek of the 21st century. (more…)

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?

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It’s been over 10 years since Star Trek has graced our TV screens; Enterprise ended its run unceremoniously in 2005. Most people were fine with that, but in the intervening years, especially after J.J. Abrams‘ rebooted Star Trek movies became a smash success, Trekkies everywhere started to wonder how long it would be before CBS would see the logic (heh) in making a renewed effort to launch a small screen Trek. There’s been no shortage of interest, many writers have had in their back pocket ideas to make it happened, and have even shared a few, but now it looks like something official is being built in TV space dock under the supervision of Alex Kurtzman. (more…)