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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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It's Time For Fan-Films To Take A Stand

Whether you're for or against, stop hiding and weigh in

I haven't exactly been a dedicated follower of fan-films, but as someone who is passionate about Star Trek fandom, I would follow their progress occasionally, and give kudos when kudos were due. But since CBS Corp. and Paramount Pictures filed a massive copyright infringement suit against fan-film producers Axanar Productions and Alec Peters, I have learned far more about fan-films than I thought was even possible to absorb. And a lot of it is good — these are fans, after all, many times playing Star Trek with a YouTube audience. Even Vic Mignogna will admit his "Star Trek Con ...
 | Apr-27-2016 | 
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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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The Troll That Alec Peters Built

Guest columnist Sandy Greenberg talks about how Axanar case affects him

I think I was destined to love science-fiction. I was born while the Apollo 9 mission was in Earth orbit testing the lunar module. I like to think my first moments of life were listening to the live broadcast of it. When I came home from the hospital, my mum would nurse me while watching the last few episodes of the original “Star Trek.” It's mainly because of her I love sci-fi. Growing up, the only books in the house were by Asimov, Bova, Herbert and many more. One of my beliefs regarding science-fiction is that more is better, and I like nearly everything. From cl ...
 | Mar-16-2016 | 
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'Axanar' Must Stop Trying To Control The Conversation

There's passion, but then there's crossing a line

Last weekend, 1701News was provided what was claimed to be an early draft of the screenplay for "Star Trek: Axanar." "Axanar," in case you missed it, was an "independent" fan-film production that has raised more than $1.1 million in crowdfunding to create what was supposed to be a feature-length look into the backstory of the original "Star Trek" episode "Whom Gods Destroy." I wasn't quite sure what I wanted to do with the script. I skimmed through it, and to me, it really looked like something you should expect from a passionate fan. There's nothing wrong with having that ...
 | Mar-3-2016 | 
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'Wrath Of Khan's' Nicholas Meyer Joins TV Trek

BREAKING: Is CBS putting together a Star Trek dream team for new series?

Nicholas Meyer, the director of "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" and "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country," has followed Bryan Fuller into making a triumphant return to the Star Trek franchise. And just in time for its 50th anniversary. Meyer has been named to the writing staff of the upcoming Star Trek: Series VI, according to The Hollywood Reporter. This will make the first time Meyer has ever been involved with the television side of Trek, and the first time he's even touched the franchise since writing and directing "The Undiscovered Country" in 1991. Meye ...
 | Feb-26-2016 | 
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'Axanar' Fan-Film Wants Copyright Infringement Suit Dismissed

Standard procedure for defendants in many civil cases, typically unsuccessful

The attorney representing Alec Peters and his "independent" Star Trek film company, Axanar Productions, is asking a judge to dismiss the copyright infringement case CBS Corp. and Paramount Pictures have filed against it. Erin Ranahan of Winston & Strawn, along wth attorneys Andrew Jick and Kelly Oki, filed the motion in response to the complaint Monday in the U.S. District Court's Central District of California. Ranahan and her team are looking to either dismiss the complaint outright, or at the very least remove some of the allegations in CBS/Paramount's original suit. That's ...
 | Feb-23-2016 | 
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