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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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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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Boldly Going Nowhere Near ...

The 'Axanar' script and good Star Trek films

When I was asked to read the script he’d gotten for the controversial fan-film "Star Trek: Axanar" and write up my thoughts regarding the script, I was more than happy to oblige. I'd already expressed my doubts over the “professional” nature of the project’s production plan. Taking a look at the script and seeing how if it worked based on what I’ve learned about writing, directing, and producing, was definitely of interest. Besides, I just really wanted to know if the script ...
 | 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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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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