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Old 06-19-18, 02:29 PM
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Future Star Trek TV projects discussion thread - News, rumors, etc.

https://variety.com/2018/tv/news/sta...an-1202842335/

Some early details:

CBS Television Studios is going all in on “Star Trek.”

Variety has learned that the studio behind “Star Trek: Discovery” has signed Alex Kurtzman to a new five-year overall deal that will see him supervise the expansion of CBS’ “Star Trek” franchise for television, developing new series, mini-series and other content opportunities, including animation.

To that end, sources say there are currently multiple shows set within the “Star Trek” universe already in development.

The potential new shows are said to include:

A series set at Starfleet Academy from creators Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz. The duo most recently developed the CW’s reboot of “Dynasty” and previously created shows like “Gossip Girl” and Hulu and Marvel’s “Runaways.”
A limited series whose plot details are being kept under wraps.
A limited series based around the “Wrath of Khan” story. Khan’s full name is Khan Noonien Singh. He was famously portrayed by Ricardo MontalbŠn in both the original series episode “Space Seed” and again in the film “Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan.” Benedict Cumberbatch then played the character in the 2013 film “Star Trek Into Darkness.”
An animated series whose plot details are being kept under wraps.


CBS Television Studios declined to confirm any specific projects.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/li...nchise-1104232

Also, a potential new Star Trek series with Patrick Stewart returning as Picard is also rumored to be in development. Kurtzman and Akiva Goldsman are rumored to be developing it:

The new deal comes as rumblings about another Star Trek series, featuring Patrick Stewart reprising his role as Star Trek: The Next Generation's Capt. Jean-Luc Picard, have been heating up. Sources say Kurtzman and Akiva Goldsman, who left Discovery after season one, are attached to the Stewart-led reboot. CBS TV Studios declined to confirm the Stewart project as sources say a deal is far from completed and may not happen despite the fact that the actor recently teased his potential return to the franchise.


Figured it's probably best to start a completely new thread about this news than what I initially did and tacked it on the the Discovery season 1 thread.

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Wake me when there's a DS9 revival/reboot/feature film.
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They lost me at Alex Kurtzman.
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They should give one of the series to Byran Fuller to run.
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They should give one of the series to Byran Fuller to run.
I anticipate the article in 6 months when he leaves the project over "creative differences."
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Are these all going to be exclusively on CBSAllAccess? If so, pretty short-sighted of CBS to exclude much of Star Trek fandom (like me) who don't want to pay for yet another streaming service.
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Are these all going to be exclusively on CBSAllAccess?
More than likely considering they used ST Discovery to launch CBSAllAccess.

Originally Posted by Bandoman View Post
If so, pretty short-sighted of CBS to exclude much of Star Trek fandom (like me) who don't want to pay for yet another streaming service.
I was concerned about this sort of thing in general before I managed to see (without my wallet taking a hit, thanks to friends) about 5 episodes of STD (what ironic shorthand). I became less and less interested in the show with each episode. Finally stopped watching all together. Out of curiosity, I kept up with the shows storyline via online sources and, considering how it concluded it's first season, I'm glad I didn't bother with the rest of it.

Now... CBS would have to pay me to watch AllAccess.
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Are these all going to be exclusively on CBSAllAccess? If so, pretty short-sighted of CBS to exclude much of Star Trek fandom (like me) who don't want to pay for yet another streaming service.
I suppose they could air something on the new Paramount Network, but CBS is probably out of the question as space opera generally performs poorly on the broadcast networks.
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No way are these projects being developed for the free OTA CBS TV network.

And CBS All-Access just expanded into Canada. I was there about a week and a half ago and there were several CBS AA billboards in Toronto's times square. So it's got to be doing well enough with subscriptions to move into a new country now.
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A possible new series with Patrick Stewart reprising his role as Captain Picard? Make it fucking so!!
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"All Good Things..." establishes that 25 years after the series ended Picard had retired to a vineyard in France. So I guess this series would take place entirely on his vineyard.

I would still watch it.
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I didnít realize Kurtzman was so loathed. Yes, most of the Transformers films are hot garbage (there are some good concepts), but I thought Fringe was very well regarded around here. I mean itís not like weíre talking Brannon Braga.

What ever happened to the Trek stuff Nicholas Myers was working on? Did that get shelved, or was it part of Discovery?
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I didn’t realize Kurtzman was so loathed. Yes, most of the Transformers films are hot garbage (there are some good concepts), but I thought Fringe was very well regarded around here. I mean it’s not like we’re talking Brannon Braga.

What ever happened to the Trek stuff Nicholas Myers was working on? Did that get shelved, or was it part of Discovery?
Nic Meyer is a Consulting Producer and Writer on Discovery.

I have no problem with Alex Kurtzman. He's made some great and fun TV shows in recent years like Fringe, Scorpion and Hawaii Five-O.

I guess the people who are mad at him are those Trekkies who think he ruined "their" Star Trek with Star Trek 2009.

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Kurtzman is better at TV than movies, that's for sure.

I very much enjoyed Discovery but I'd like to see them carry this franchise into the future and not dry-hump the bones of the past so intently (*cough* Star Wars *cough*)
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Iíve thought a Starfleet Academy series could be a decent idea for years. Iím honestly surprised itís taken so long to have the idea turned into something. It seems like an idea that could be made on a more limited budget but still set in the Star Trek universe.

A Khan series Iíve got no interest in personally. Weíve already seen his story told in the classic episode and two films. Not sure what more there really is to explore.

The Picard series Iíd be interested in most just because Stewart is awesome and I enjoyed TNG best out of all the Trek shows and have always liked the character. Iíd be very interested to see him revisited even if only a limited series or a movie.
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Picard series would interest me the most. Gives the option to bring in other TNG alumni as guests here and there.

Starfleet Academy could be decent but could also become too teen angst-y. They could also position this in a timeframe to allow guest stars from other shows/movies.
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If they're portraying Khan when he was still on earth, wonder how they will do the whole 1990s "eugenics wars" outline.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Eu..._Noonien_Singh
http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/Eugenics_Wars
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If they're portraying Khan when he was still on earth, wonder how they will do the whole 1990s "eugenics wars" outline.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Eu..._Noonien_Singh
http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/Eugenics_Wars
Establish that the Trek Universe exists in a different one than our own. Makes it real easy.
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It might be interesting to do an Assignment Earth series with Gary Seven. (As was the plan to use that episode as a backdoor pilot in the 60s.)

Set in it in the current era with flashbacks to the swinging sixties, disco 70s, yuppie 80s, and Eugenics Wars 90s.

It could include appearances by Khan and Flint.

One thing that could be done with such a series is that Gary Seven, who is from the future, is there to ensure that the proper Star Trek future comes to pass by seeing that the Eugenics War and World War III happen, and that's why our current era looks nothing like the one seen in various Star Trek series. There's a point in the 1960s or 1970s that our timeline diverged from the Trek timeline. Could also tie Gary Seven into the Temporal Cold War from Enterprise.

This could be cool, but it would be tricky as hell to pull off.

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I would LOVE a Gary Seven series. Have it leap timelines, parallel universes, whatever. If only we could go back in time and get a cute young Teri Garr...
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Well the good news is no sign of Berman and Bragga.

The bad new is no sign of Behr and Moore.
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Report: Patrick Stewart has a verbal agreement to return as Captain Picard for his proposed Star Trek series.

http://comicbook.com/startrek/2018/0...bal-agreement/
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Report: Patrick Stewart has a verbal agreement to return as Captain Picard for his proposed Star Trek series.

http://comicbook.com/startrek/2018/0...bal-agreement/
While I'd like that I really can't see Stewart, at his age, agreeing to do the craziness of flying out here to do a series. They'd probably need to film it in England.

I could deal with a new captain and new series.. I'm not crazy about this new one though (Discovery).

I wouldn't mind another try with a new captain and crew - and keeping with the old formula. What's Seth MacFarlane up to? He'd make a great captain.
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Report: Patrick Stewart has a verbal agreement to return as Captain Picard for his proposed Star Trek series.

http://comicbook.com/startrek/2018/0...bal-agreement/
How on earth could he not be an Admiral at this point?
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My take on a new Captain Picard project is that it will be Admiral Picard relating his days as captain of the Stargazer, and young Picard will be played by a new actor for those scenes.

Picard was commander of that ship for 22 years (not including his time as just a bridge officer). There's a lot of good stories to tell there.

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