CBS Is Developing a New Star Trek SeriesNovember 2nd, 2015
Here is some potentially good news for trekkies. A new Star Trek series is currently in development at CBS. This show is being developed by Alex Kurtzman, who has worked on the previous two films directed by J.J. Abrams.
The new series will “introduce new characters seeking imaginative new worlds and new civilizations, while exploring the dramatic contemporary themes that have been a signature of the franchise since its inception in 1966.” That’s about all of the info we have today. While I’m excited for a new Star Trek series, just look at all of the similar shows in this genre that didn’t work. I’m not a fan of the recent Abrams movies either.
Still, I’m cautiously optimistic. While I have been a fan of every Trek from TOS to DS9 and Enterprise, IMO the only Star Trek that really truly stands the test of time was the original.
If we are going to have a new show, I just hope they go back to basics and don’t feel like they have to try so hard and be flashy. If they give us good solid stories and focus all of their efforts on delivering a quality show, we could have something special. I don’t need a special alien or robot on the bridge to show how diverse you are, I don’t need you to destroy ships every year for a new letter on the hull, or anything else we have seen enough of. Just deliver some solid adventure that has some intelligence.
It is scheduled to premiere in January of 2017 – just in time for the 50th anniversary of the franchise. You knew they weren’t going to pass up that opportunity. Sadly, the series will be available exclusively in the U.S. on the CBS All Access streaming service, and not on broadcast TV, which could either be a boon for the new service, or a bust for the show.