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Paramount Television Gets President … Is Star Trek Next?

Amy Powell has significant experience with digital media

Paramount Pictures has taken yet another major step to re-establishing Paramount Television after naming Amy Powell — the company’s head of digital entertainment — the new president of the division. Powell will continue in her previous role as well, and suggests that Paramount might focus more on alternative platforms like the Internet and streaming services such as Netflix. But it also creates more suggestion that Paramount might be interested in bringing Star Trek back to television, and not waiting for its sister company CBS Television to do it. “Amy has proven herself t …
 | Jul-24-2013 | 
Paramount Resurrects Rejected Script For ‘Star Trek 4’

Maybe the studio is now OK with being a little too ‘Star Trek-y’?

If you were a little surprised that J.J. Abrams revealed the script for “Star Trek 4” already is written, you wouldn’t be alone. Especially since “Star Trek: Beyond” — which debuts this weekend — had a script in the works almost up until it was time to go in front of the cameras. But there’s a reason why Abrams and his team were able to plan ahead, however. Because “Star Trek 4” was supposed to be “Star Trek 3.” Paramount officially announced the next film Monday through …
 | Jul-19-2016 | 
Canada Celebrates Trek’s 50th With Coins, Stamps

Star Trek is building a bigger connection with the country than ever before

Did you know that Capt. Kirk is Canadian? OK, that’s a bit of a stretch. But William Shatner, who played Capt. Kirk in the original “Star Trek,” is most definitely Canadian, hailing from Montreal. Long before he commanded a Federation starship, Shatner was performing at the Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Ontario, and appearing on the Canadian “Howdy Doody” show as Ranger Bob. With that connection, Canada is clearly excited to celebrate its connection to Star Trek during the show’s 50th Anniversary with a series of coins, stamps and special exhibits. Shatner was ju …
 | May-17-2016 |