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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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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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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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'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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Bryan Fuller Returns To Trek TV As Showrunner

Will join Alex Kurtzman on new series for CBS All Access

"Hannibal” and "Pushing Daisies" mastermind Bryan Fuller has signed aboard as showrunner and co-creator of CBS' upcoming Star Trek series. Fuller is no stranger to Star Trek, having worked as a writer on “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” and “Star Trek: Voyager.” He has been vocal for years about his desire to helm a Star Trek project. “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," Fuller said. "Before seeing a frame of the television serie ...
 | Feb-9-2016 | 
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The Klingon Story We'll Likely Never See

It's time we give the greatest alien warrior race some respect

While thinking about what Alex Kurtzman might be cooking up for his new Star Trek series planned for CBS Interactive, I started to get anxious. This show is set to premiere in less than a year. But has Star Trek on television evolved enough to compete with how television itself has evolved? The last time there was a Star Trek series in production, it was 2005. There was no such thing as "binge-watching," unless you were rich and could afford massive DVD sets. Amazing shows, like SciFi Channel's "Battlestar Galactica," was getting hammered because it ditched episodic stories ...
 | Feb-1-2016 | 
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CBS Announces First New Trek Series In A Decade

However, you'll have to pay to see it

Nearly 30 years after "Star Trek: The Next Generation" broke new ground in television distribution by going to first-run syndication, a brand new Star Trek television series will try it again ... this time on the subscription-based CBS All Access. CBS Television Studios, which controls the television rights to the franchise, says it's working with "Star Trek" and "Star Trek: Into Darkness" co-writer Alex Kurtzman to develop a new Star Trek series for television, set to launch in January 2017. While this might suggest a tie-in to the film franchise, StarTrek.com reported that i ...
 | Nov-2-2015 | 
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The Search For 'Star Trek 3' Director: Orci Out

Writer and producer could make way for Edgar Wright

It looks like Roberto Orci will not make his directorial debut in the Star Trek franchise after all, removing himself from the role of succeeding J.J. Abrams for the planned "Star Trek 3." It's not clear why Orci is no longer the director, according to Variety, but the nod to give him the job had created some question among fans and other observers who feared a big budget production was a tough way to break into such a key role. However, Orci had been working on the Trek franchise since the Abrams team took over, part of the writing team behind "Star Trek" in 2009 and " ...
 | Dec-6-2014 | 
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