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Topic # 183906 3-Nov-2015 09:45
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http://www.startrek.com/article/new-star-trek-series-premieres-january-2017

"CBS Television Studios announced today it will launch a totally new Star Trek television series in January 2017. The new series will blast off with a special preview broadcast on the CBS Television Network. The premiere episode and all subsequent first-run episodes will then be available exclusively in the United States on CBS All Access, the Network’s digital subscription video on demand and live streaming service."

Does anyone here subscribe to CBS All Access? Easy?

I am not a big fan of the movie format and I like the traditional self contained episode format. I can't wait to see what comes out this time and where the continuity is. Will it be after Janeway? Or an unknown past sideline between or contemporary with other captains? Or a radical break in continuity continuing the alternate universe?

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  Reply # 1419749 3-Nov-2015 12:48
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It won't last long if it's only on a pay TV streaming station. Looking at comments on US sites   most will not bother as CBS is a FTA network and if it's not on FTA then they won't watch it...




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  Reply # 1419756 3-Nov-2015 12:58
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It'll likely be set in the same universe and time period of the reboot movies.

I'd much rather they restored DS9 for HD.

 
 
 
 


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old3eyes: It won't last long if it's only on a pay TV streaming station. Looking at comments on US sites   most will not bother as CBS is a FTA network and if it's not on FTA then they won't watch it...


That doesn't really take into account the runaway success of original programming coming from the likes of Netflix and Amazon, and the traditional premium cable channels like HBO.  Their success proves people are willing to go where the content is, if the content is worthwhile.  

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  Reply # 1420001 3-Nov-2015 16:31
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Paul1977: It'll likely be set in the same universe and time period of the reboot movies

"The brand-new “Star Trek” 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."

"The new television series is not related to the upcoming feature film “Star Trek Beyond,” which is scheduled to be distributed by Paramount Pictures in summer 2016."

So... hopefully something entirely new and mostly in the same continuity as previous TV.

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  Reply # 1420047 3-Nov-2015 17:10
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Paul1977: It'll likely be set in the same universe and time period of the reboot movies

"The brand-new “Star Trek” 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."

"The new television series is not related to the upcoming feature film “Star Trek Beyond,” which is scheduled to be distributed by Paramount Pictures in summer 2016."

So... hopefully something entirely new and mostly in the same continuity as previous TV.


It will be popular. Us Star Trek followers, will follow. I hated each new series, new people, that lasted maybe two episodes then normal transmission was resumed.

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  Reply # 1420247 3-Nov-2015 22:06
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I enjoyed DS 9 and Voyager had it's moments. The opening credits were, I always thought, spectacular with the hiss as the 'camera' passed through the planetary rings and the ship's shadow on the ring beneath as it passed.

Streaming services are still of little use to a whole section of NZ, whose broadband may not be fast enough for decent viewing for another 10 years. We even get stuttering on YT videos sometimes, much less streamed HD.





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  Reply # 1420248 3-Nov-2015 22:12
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"The brand-new “Star Trek” 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."



Sounds like "The Love Boat", but in space. 

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  Reply # 1420256 3-Nov-2015 22:29
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surfisup1000:
gzt: 
"The brand-new “Star Trek” 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."



Sounds like "The Love Boat", but in space. 

What? You missed DS9, Voyager AND Enterprise?! : )

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  Reply # 1420268 3-Nov-2015 22:35
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Geektastic: Streaming services are still of little use to a whole section of NZ, whose broadband may not be fast enough for decent viewing for another 10 years. We even get stuttering on YT videos sometimes, much less streamed HD.

My feeling is those remaining on DSL in the backwaters are beginning to benefit from fibre in related locales. Hopefully things will improve for you as it creeps closer. Anecdotally I have heard this is the case. Also thinking the nz based services might be paying for better caching here and there where needed.

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  Reply # 1420405 4-Nov-2015 08:58
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Paul1977: It'll likely be set in the same universe and time period of the reboot movies

"The brand-new “Star Trek” 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."

"The new television series is not related to the upcoming feature film “Star Trek Beyond,” which is scheduled to be distributed by Paramount Pictures in summer 2016."

So... hopefully something entirely new and mostly in the same continuity as previous TV.


It will be unrelated to Star Trek Beyond in that it won't feature the Enterprise or any of those crew as regulars, but I would be extremely surprised if they set it in the old continuity. But you never know.

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  Reply # 1420406 4-Nov-2015 09:00
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old3eyes: It won't last long if it's only on a pay TV streaming station. Looking at comments on US sites   most will not bother as CBS is a FTA network and if it's not on FTA then they won't watch it...


That doesn't really take into account the runaway success of original programming coming from the likes of Netflix and Amazon, and the traditional premium cable channels like HBO.  Their success proves people are willing to go where the content is, if the content is worthwhile.  


Their comments were the CBS is a FTA station and they won't pay for a CBS pay streaming service.  If it was on Netflix that would be fine as it's a part of your subscription not a pay extra channel like Sky's SoHo..




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surfisup1000:
gzt: 
"The brand-new “Star Trek” 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."



Sounds like "The Love Boat", but in space. 

What? You missed DS9, Voyager AND Enterprise?! : )


I still watch them on Netflix..




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surfisup1000:
gzt: 
"The brand-new “Star Trek” 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."



Sounds like "The Love Boat", but in space. 

What? You missed DS9, Voyager AND Enterprise?! : )


Everyone criticizes the shows that came after TNG, but I personally think some of them had their moments.

DS9 wasn't flash for the first couple of seasons, but then actually turned into fantastic ongoing story (back when everyone else was still doing standalone episodes).

Voyager, admittedly, sucked pretty bad throughout.

Enterprise, like DS9, had a weak first couple of seasons; but I really enjoyed the story arc of season 3 and (less so) the mini arcs in season 4. It did have the worst finale of all time though.

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I'm just glad theyre doing something different than the Captain Worf thing, I liked Worf, but the Klingon episodes were always my least favourite, and you knew a show with Worf as the captain would have a lot of those episodes.

And please god no time traveling...


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  Reply # 1420465 4-Nov-2015 09:58
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reven: And please god no time traveling...


Time Travel has been a staple of every ST: series, it has featured in Both Original cast films, and TNG films, and is the basis for the current reboot films,

I am fairly sure that time travel will play a part somewhere :)

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