Will the new Star Trek series live long and prosper?
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Looks like Star Trek is not only re-emerging in a new movie installment of the reboot series, but also as a TV show, created by Bryan Fuller (who will also be the showrunner) and produced by Alex Kurtzman.
Some of Bryan Fuller's previous endeavours include Pushing Daisies, Hannibal and Dead Like Me, as well as - and we're guessing this is what got him the job - writing for Star Trek Deep Space Nine and Voyager in his early days. Already a fully-committed Trekkie and possessing an encyclopedic knowledge of the Star Trek universe, Fuller is elated at the prospect of being at the helm of history-making television.
Kurtzman was a producer of, and also co-wrote, Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013) - the most recent iterations of the Star Trek universe - and he'll be executive producer on the new show, which will hopefully be aired from January 2017, available on CBS All Access. The show will not be related to these particular movies, the latest of which, Star Trek Beyond, will be released on 22 July 2016.
No doubt the new series will make some waves in the Trekkie community, but prospects are favourable given the crescendo of fandom frenzy that will be buzzing from August 2016 for Star Trek's 50th anniversary.
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It appears that, currently, Star Trek fans are pretty starved for information regarding the series and CBS is decidedly apathetic regarding the releasing of new details, which is their prerogative alone as the rights-holders. Even more crushing to the fandom is the fact that this deeply precious information is being withheld at a time of heightened interest building up to the 50th anniversary.
Well... even though it's got nothing to do with the new series, Star Trek Beyond should be able to tie us over a teensy bit:
And if you feel like taking your casino action into the realms of outer-space, arcade-style, be sure to give Max Damage and the Alien Attack a shot. All this should be almost sufficient until we get to experience Fuller's hefty promise of "boldly going where no Star Trek series has gone before."