'Star Trek' (kinda) returns to TV in January 2017

'Star Trek' (kinda) returns to TV in January 2017

CBS has introduced that it may make a model new Star Trek TV collection that’ll start airing in January 2017. The company has shoved an enormous pile of cash within the face of Star Trek and Into Darkness co-author Alex Kurtzman to be answerable for this new collection. For those who’re eagerly soldering your TV’s distant to ensure it could possibly by no means be switched away out of your native CBS affiliate, we might recommend holding off for only a second. That is as a result of solely the primary episode or two will air on broadcast TV, with the remainder of the collection turning into an unique for CBS’ homegrown on-line subscription service, All Entry.

It isn’t the primary time that Star Trek has arrived on our screens with a non-conventional airing mannequin, both. In any case, Star Trek: The Subsequent Era bypassed a US community and, as an alternative, was bought into first-run syndication. As for the plot of the present, there’s nothing for us to go on aside from the generic blurb within the CBS press launch:

“The model-new “Star Trek” will introduce new characters in search of imaginative new worlds and new civilizations, whereas exploring the dramatic modern themes which were a signature of the franchise since its inception in 1966.”

Though we’re unsure how related a brand new Star Trek might be if it holds onto those self same themes that it has been enjoying with because the mid ’60s. In any case, when the present first launched, America had deep political pressure with Russia, there was an undercurrent of racial pressure on the streets and there have been questions on how the US would fare in area. Truly, studying that again, by no means thoughts.

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