A New Star Trek TV Series Will Premiere in 2017

Just in time for the 50th anniversary of that original five-year mission.
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Just in time for the 50th anniversary of that original five-year mission.
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Star Trek was apparently so jealous of all the attention that Star Wars has recieved over the past few months that they had to drop some exciting news of their own: Deadline is reporting that CBS All Access is developing a brand new Star Trek television.

Set to premiere in January 2017, the unnamed project "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, according to the network.” Alex Kurtzman, who co-wrote the 2009 Star Trek film reboot with Robert Orci, will serve as an executive producer. This news probably comes as a welcome relief for those anxious over a repeat of the lackluster Star Trek: Enterprise prequel series that bored audiences until 2005.

According to Deadline, CBS Television Studios Presidnet David Stapf said, “There is no better time to give Star Trek fans a new series than on the heels of the original show’s 50th anniversary celebration.” 

We'll just be over here making "beam me up, Scotty" jokes until 2017. 

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