According to startrek.com, a new Star Trek episodic series is coming to, well, not-TV in early 2017. The pilot will apparently air on CBS, but subsequent episodes will only be available through “CBS All Access,” their $6/month streaming service. It’s unclear as to whether this series will be in the new-movies continuity, the old-series continuity, or something else entirely.
Pretty awesome way to raise money for nine charities. I love how much fun the cast seems to be having here. Hopefully that translates to the film itself.
I am, frankly, bereft of words at this moment. And I think our readers here know who he was and what his accomplishments were. Please share your thoughts down below. I may have something more coherent later today.
Mr. Nimoy, you did live long and you did prosper. Thank you for everything you did for us fans.
You will be missed, but never forgotten.
Here’s his final message on Twitter:
A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP
— Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) February 23, 2015
While I like Pegg’s work as a writer (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, etc), I’m not sure how that will fit with the more serious Star Trek. Unless they’re going more for a “The Voyage Home” vibe with this film. I do know he’s a huge Sci-Fi fan and has been vocal about his love of the franchise.
Jung, on the other hand, has few writing credits, none of which seem to include any genre TV or film.
With about a year and half left until its release, the film has been plagued by problems with its script and directors.
So how does Paramount celebrate the 50th anniversary of a venerable science fiction icon? By hiring a director with zero genre credits and is known for brain-dead street racing movies.
Oh and Justin Lin is the Executive Producer of Scorpion, a show that brought us this stupidity:
Apparently the studio saw the tanker-loads of money Guardians of the Galaxy made and wants a piece of that action.
So the Star Trek we knew and loved is pretty much dead now, being reborn as just another action franchise. Going to spike my egg nog and drink a toast to its passing. Who’s with me?
Due out in 2016 for Star Trek’s 50th anniversary, would-be-first-time director (and multiple time screenwriter) Robert Orci is apparently off the project. In his own words: “Yeah guys, it’s true, I was blown out because the studio said the script sucked.”
There you have it.
With regard to the leaked plot summery: “No time travel was ever considered, fyi.” Of course, this is the same guy that insisted there was no Khan in Star Trek Into Darkness, so take it with a grain of salt.
He also stated that this does not jeopardize the 2016 release date. I imagine Paramount/CBS is counting on this film to be the centerpiece of a year-long Star Trek nostalgia-fest.
It’s a rumor that’s probably full of…um…high grade fertilizer, but it’s fun to speculate.
What would you like to see in a new Star Trek series? More prequel/reboot stuff? Back to the TNG/DS9/Voyager time period? Or go even farther into the future (the next-next generation)?
(Also: other series news)
Robert Orci is set to make his directorial debut with the next Star Trek film (#13 or #3, depending on how myopic your view of the franchise is).
That’s right kids. A guy with a mediocre record as a writer and zero experience directing anything has been handed the reigns to one of the biggest science fiction franchises in history. Did we mention the film is due out on Star Trek’s 50th anniversary?
Man, and I thought I had a bad feeling about the new Star Wars film…
It’s on Netflix and Amazon Prime, but if you subscribe to neither, you can get every episode of every series from StarTrek.com. For free. The only drawback is that they are Flash-based, so mobile viewing can be tricky.
I might start spending my lunch hours the next few weeks catching up on TAS, just for fun.