They’re Making It So

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Captains New-Series

Oh yes.

A new iteration of the Star Trek TV franchise to be produced by Alex Kutzman (who co-wrote the 2009 film reboot with JJ Abrams) of which CBS president David Stapf sez:

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. …Everyone here has great respect for this storied franchise, and we’re excited to launch its next television chapter in the creative mind and skilled hands of Alex Kurtzman, someone who knows this world and its audience intimately.

New ‘Star Trek’ Series to Air on CBS All Access in 2017 (Variety)

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38 thoughts on “They’re Making It So

  1. Disasta

    Everything since DS9 was average at best, Enterprise worse. Hope this is better.
    But I’m getting older. There lies the main problem.

  2. Anomanomanom

    I hate this with a passion, I know I’m sad. But the last films were really good, so maybe now I might get the whole trekie thing if this series is good.

    1. Kieran NYC

      Into Darkness was one of the biggest non-Transformers pieces of dreck that I’ve seen in recent years.

      And I give Star Trek 5 a chance.

  3. ahjayzis

    Hoping it’s more DS9 than end-of-episode-reset-button stuff like Voyager. DS9 broadened the scope of the franchise, moved it on from TNG, but then VOY and ENT dragged it back. Here’s hoping the new one picks up where it left off.

    And please, PLEASE set it in the prime universe – we don’t need TNG rehashed in the poxy Abramsverse.

  4. Lorcan Nagle

    The promo image obviously starting with the best captain in the middle, then moving outwards in declining quality.

        1. ahjayzis

          Do you even Dominion War? Your pah is weak, my child. Have a raktajino and a jumja stick and come back to me.

        2. Lorcan Nagle

          In the Pale Moonlight is one of the best episodes of Trek ever. Don’t get me wrong, TOS and TNG have a lot of classics, but DS9 has a better average quality, the advantage of Trek’s only successful stab at serialisation, less of a reliance on Technobabble than any other contemporary show, and the best use of special effects (largely because Trek hired Foundation Imaging when Babylon 5 took their effects in-house)

          1. ahjayzis

            +1

            In The Pale Moonlight and Rapture are two of my fave episodes of all Trek.

            DS9 gave a depth and reality to the future in ways none of the others did. TOS and TNG progressed to DS9 – VOY and ENT were Berman taking it back to the comfort zone.

          2. Deluded

            Feck, outnerded before I got a look in.
            Odo was a great character.
            *lies down Picard photo on desk.

  5. Niall Connolly

    I liked Enterprise and the whole story arc with the Borg in Voyager was brilliant. In saying that I did have a soft spot for Quantum Leap and a warm spot for Jolene Blalock.

    1. ahjayzis

      They absolutely neutered the Borg. Turned the collective into basically one vindictive woman who was somehow on a par with and held a petty grudge against Janeway. They removed all the dread and villainy from TNG and First Contact and made them a quirky villain of the week, constantly out-thought and out-manoevered by a lone starship that after seven years in the wilderness, got home in BETTER NICK than when it left!

      Awful series, completely wasted opportunity. They ignored their whole Maquis-v-Starfleet premise after the first few episodes, after season 2 it didn’t really matter that they were stranded either. Anything really bad that happened was reset by time travel or deus ex machina at a time when DS9 was becoming the first Trek to show consequences to actions.

      /nerdgasm

      1. ahjayzis

        Both can’t hold a candle to Jadzia Dax and Kira Nerys. Now they were proper female characters.

  6. Goodnight Ireland

    Let’s hope the captain is bald. Everyone knows DS9 didn’t get any good until Sisko shaved his nut.

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