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Trek TV Series Now Has A Name: 'Discovery'

But not much else revealed about new CBS All Access series

Finally, CBS Corp. has released the official name for its upcoming Star Trek series. And it's continuing the tradition of naming the show after the primary ship or space station featured in the production. "Star Trek: Discovery" is the name of the show, with adventures taking place on a smaller ship known as the USS Discovery. Showrunner Bryan Fuller unveiled the name Saturday at San Diego Comic-Con in front of more than 6,000 fans. But beyond that, he revealed little else. That was a little surprising, considering the show is expected to go in front of the cameras beginni ...
 | Jul-24-2016 | 
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Netflix Grabs International Rights To Trek TV

Bell Media will handle Canadian first-run broadcasts of new series

Just two weeks ago, reports surfaced that Netflix was angling to snatch first-run rights to the new Star Trek series in the United Kingdom from Sky 1. The sweepstakes is now over, and not only will Netflix have the untitled series in Great Britain, but in 187 countries as well. The online media company, which reportedly fought to get the American distribution rights to Star Trek before CBS decided to anchor their own streaming service, pulled off what could be one of the b ...
 | Jul-18-2016 | 
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Fuller: Trek TV Gossip Rated 'Pants On Fire'

Set before TNG? Nope. Anthology? Nope

Bryan Fuller won't share too many details of the new Star Trek series, reportedly saving them for San Diego Comic-Con next month. But what he can say is all that gossip originating from a blog with unverified and uncorroborated information? Totally not true. Fuller, the former "Star Trek: Voyager" writer who will serve as showrunner for the CBS All Access series, says reports that circulated over the spring that set his show after "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country" and before "Star Trek: The Next Generation" is false. Also false? The fact that the new series would be an ...
 | Jun-25-2016 | 
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Fact Is, We Don't Know What New Trek Is

Gossip, rumors are just that ... gossip, rumors

Some other news outlets are just starting to pick up on a rumor 1701News reported last week that suggested the upcoming Star Trek television series on CBS All Access could be set in the AbramsVerse. What that means is that the alternate timeline established by 2009's "Star Trek," which was directed by J.J. Abrams, could be the canonical home of the new Star Trek series. But then again, maybe not. The fact is, despite all the reports that have been circulating about the new ...
 | Jun-3-2016 | 
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Trek's Prime Universe 'Closed For Business'?

Latest rumor suggests new series will take place in AbramsVerse

There might have been a little bit of truth to some of the gossip last month about the new Star Trek series planned for CBS All Access. A source tells 1701News that the series, set to debut in January on the subscription streaming service, could be a prequel of sorts, taking place after Capt. Kirk and his voyages of the USS Enterprise. With one catch — it won't be in the prime universe of Star Trek pre-2009, but instead set in the new universe brought to us by J.J. Abrams. "There is apparently a contingent within CBS that views the prime universe closed for business," said ...
 | May-25-2016 | 
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CBS Teases TV Trek With New Trailer

Not much revealed ... except for a new logo

While fans continue to wait for Paramount Pictures to release a new trailer for "Star Trek: Beyond" this weekend, CBS has jumped ahead with a teaser of its own for its new yet-to-be-titled Star Trek series on CBS All Access.The new trailer is mostly CGI flight through the cosmos, and doesn't reveal much of anything. Except for a new logo and what appears to be a new typeface.It's not clear if this would be the actual typeface for the new series, as fonts and such typically change as a show gets closer to actual production.CB ...
 | May-18-2016 | 
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Not Everyone Happy About New Trek On CBS All Access

EXCLUSIVE: One affiliate fears the network is jumping over them unfairly

CBS Corp. is excited about its new Star Trek series, which debuts in January. But at least one CBS affiliate isn't. "Star Trek is the hottest property CBS has. If they're bringing it back to TV, we should get a chance to share it," the source told 1701News. Because of their position with the affiliate, and contractual obligations between the affiliate and CBS, they asked that neither their name nor location is used. "CBS is jumping over the affiliates, and keeping all the glory on this one to themselves. It's like Disney or Lucasfilm or (whomever) jumping over the theaters an ...
 | Apr-6-2016 | 
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Roddenberry Still Knows Little About New Trek Series

PLUS: Creator's son talks fan-films, and lawsuits ... kind of

Although it's been a few weeks since Rod Roddenberry joined the team of the upcoming Star Trek: Series 6 as an executive producer, it seems the son of "Star Trek" creator Gene Roddenberry still knows little about the show Bryan Fuller is putting together. "I know very little about the direction," Roddenberry told TrekZone's Matt Miller. "I've had two meetings with Bryan Fuller. He brought the writers together, and h ...
 | Mar-25-2016 | 
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Lawsuit-Plagued Axanar Looking For Private Investors

Says it's spinning off $250,000 studio space liability

A group of "independent" fan-film producers in the middle of a copyright infringement lawsuit from two major studios is poised to give up its own California studio space. Alec Peters, a named defendant in the lawsuit from CBS Corp. and Paramount Pictures Inc., told supporters on the "Star Trek: Axanar" website Wednesday plans are afloat to more or less spin off that converted office space to what he calls a "small group of backers and fans." "The cost of converting t ...
 | Mar-17-2016 | 
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'Axanar' Script Leak Reveals Early Concept Of Trek Story

Sued production claims reporting is part of a 'personal vendetta'

Robert Meyer Burnett called it the "best Star Trek script ever," at least according to one of its credited writers, Alec Peters. No, we're not talking about the upcoming "Star Trek: Beyond" or the pilot episode of Star Trek: Series VI. Instead, Burnett was talking about the script for "Star Trek: Axanar," what the crew itself calls an "independent" fan-film in the Star Trek universe. And one that is currently part of a high-profile copyright infringement suit filed by Star Trek intellectual property owners CBS Corp. and Paramount Pictures. But what is "Axanar"? If you ask ...
 | Mar-3-2016 | 
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