Yet another Star Trek series is coming in 2017 on CBS All Access. Those last two words are the interesting part of that sentence. The premier will be on broadcast TV, the rest of the series will be on their streaming video service. My guess is that they figure that SciFi nerds are more likely to be cable cutters anyway.
The article really doesn’t say much about the show itself. That’s pretty much limited to “… 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.”
This will bring the number of Star Trek TV series to an even half dozen.
- Star Trek
- ST: The Next Generation
- ST: DS9
- ST: Voyager
- ST: Enterprise
- ST: To Be Announce
The original series was the best of the shows. TNG was good when it wasn’t being preachy. DS9 did it’s best work when it did what Babylon 5 did previous season. I called ST:V ST:Lost in Space, which it should have been. I liked Enterprise. Especially in the third season, when they told some excellent multi-show story arcs.
If I had to guess, I’d say this new series will have more influence from the last two movies (third in the works).
But somehow I simply don’t care.