Star Trek returning to small screens

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pap posted this 03 November 2015

We may not get the Running Man in time for 2017.   What we will be getting is a new Star Trek series.

Star Trek fans, set your phasers to stun: a new TV series is under way.

After two recent successful big screen outings directed by JJ Abrams, whose Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in December, CBS has announced plans to resurrect the franchise on the small screen, just in time for the series’ 50th anniversary.

On Monday, the network confirmed that a new Star Trek series is being developed and will debut in 2017. It will be the first new series of the franchise to air since Star Trek: Enterprise, which ended its run in 2005.

It's going to air on CBS' own streaming network first, before being sold off internationally.   I am cautiously excited.   I hope they stay true to the original series vision, and don't get tempted to darken it up too much.   It has a lot of good TV to live up to, but if they can recapture the simple joy of cruising around space at the behest of an interstellar Marxist utopia, I'm on-board.

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BTripz posted this 03 November 2015

Originally posted by pap

We may not get the Running Man in time for 2017.   What we will be getting is a new Star Trek series.

It's going to air on CBS' own streaming network first, before being sold off internationally.   I am cautiously excited.   I hope they stay true to the original series vision, and don't get tempted to darken it up too much.   It has a lot of good TV to live up to, but if they can recapture the simple joy of cruising around space at the behest of an interstellar Marxist utopia, I'm on-board.

 I'm sorry but this is JJ Abrams, now considee that against what you just said.......

pap posted this 27 February 2016 - Last edited 27 February 2016

Actually, it's Bryan Fuller, and that is good news.

http://variety.com/2016/tv/news/star-trek-bryan-fuller-showrunner-cbs-hannibal-1201700606/

Also, Nicholas Meyer just got involved.

It’s official. Bryan Fuller, who will co-create, produce and serve as showrunner of the upcoming Star Trek series, has just announced the news that Nicholas Meyer has joined the show's writing staff and will be a consulting producer.

"Nicholas Meyer chased Kirk and Khan 'round the Mutara Nebula and 'round Genesis' flames, he saved the whales with the Enterprise and its crew, and waged war and peace between Klingons and the Federation. We are thrilled to announce that one of Star Trek's greatest storytellers will be boldly returning as Nicholas Meyer beams aboard the new Trek writing staff," said Executive Producer, Bryan Fuller.

Meyer, of course, is beloved by Star Trek fans worldwide for directing (and co-written, uncredited) Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, co-writing Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home and co-writing and directing Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.

The new Star Trek series, produced by CBS Television Studios, will launch in early 2017. In the U.S., a special premiere episode will air on the CBS Television Network and all subsequent first-run episodes will be available exclusively on CBS All Access. The series will also be available on television stations and platforms in other countries around the world.

- See more at: http://www.startrek.com/article/nicholas-meyer-joins-new-star-trek-series#sthash.flZRZbgb.dpuf

 

 

Sussexsaint posted this 27 February 2016

Brilliant :) well up for more Trek. Have missed it these last few years. The films are ok but the Series were the big draw for me. Interesting to see what period they place it in.

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pap posted this 02 March 2016

I'm Terrified by the New Star Trek

http://io9.gizmodo.com/im-terrified-by-the-new-star-trek-series-1762175228

Areola Grandee posted this 02 March 2016

Thing is, nothing can beat Kirk attempting to get down with alien women - was cheesy and funny, but form a social perspective way ahread of its time with an  integrted ethnically diverse crew, women in powerful positions and Kirk happy not just to go interracial but interspecies... great moral message.

Areola Grandee posted this 02 March 2016

... so in follow up , what is your line up for papsweb casting of Trek and why

 

Spock : Bletch for this - annally retentive annoying bastard but seemingly quite smart

Kirk: Bearsy up for shagging anything including aliens, 'boldly coming where no man has come before' (although that sounds like a perfect tag for Treky porn movie?)

Bones: ?

Scotty:?

Uhura:?

Chekov;?

Red shirted security blokes taht get killed off in every episode: Gay Abandon - but only to be reborn with a new name 

 

Whats your choices boys and girls

pap posted this 02 March 2016

Meh, give me a new ship and new characters please.  Every generation deserves their own generation.

And let's not press the reset button every week for the benefit of people who can only be arsed twice a year.

 

Areola Grandee posted this 02 March 2016 - Last edited 02 March 2016

Sometimes its better to just leave it as it is and come up with someting new rather than rebooting - whatever happened to originality? StarTrek was ahead of its time yet had enough intelligence not to take itself too seriously, letting the casting and characters do the messaging in a subtle yet powerful way whilst keeping the story effectively simple.

Would just prefer them to come up with something new and leave Trek alone... repeat it on mainstream Tv and not  stuck on Syfy

 

Bearsy posted this 02 March 2016

I read a Star Trek novel one time. True story. My brother lent it me. It was all about how much Riker wanted to bang the psychic bird with the big tits. It was pretty good. I don't remember what it was called, but I can ask my brother if you are interest RIP. 

pap posted this 02 March 2016

I bet it's this.  I have not read it.  Just typed Ryker and Troi into Google.

 

Bearsy posted this 02 March 2016

Lol yes! You should read it pap, it will give you geek boner trust

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BTripz posted this 02 March 2016

True Story : When TNG finished Marina Sirtis went off and made a bucket load of porn movies.

 

Or at least that's what I wished happened.

BTripz posted this 02 March 2016

Originally posted by Gay Abandon

... so in follow up , what is your line up for papsweb casting of Trek and why

 

Spock : Bletch for this - annally retentive annoying bastard but seemingly quite smart

Kirk: Bearsy up for shagging anything including aliens, 'boldly coming where no man has come before' (although that sounds like a perfect tag for Treky porn movie?)

Bones: ?

Scotty:?

Uhura:?

Chekov;?

Red shirted security blokes taht get killed off in every episode: Gay Abandon - but only to be reborn with a new name 

 

Whats your choices boys and girls

Bones was the moral compass of the ship so that would have to be @LouLouMySweet

Scotty technical genius, could make a warp nacelle out of a styrofoam cup and a bit of wet string, got to be Pap

Chekov helmsman and pretty sound guy, ummm Fowlydd??

pap posted this 02 March 2016 - Last edited 03 March 2016

Bones was a racist, or at least a specist. He didn't like them Vulcans, although he'd tell everyone down the pub "I'm not specist.  I've got a Romulan mate."  We know, Bones.  We know.

I think Bear should be ship's counsellor, subject to several years of strict supervision to ensure that he's not just turning his counsellor's office into an intergalactic knocking shop.

Bletch is just on all the calls; he'll prevent this Enterprise from spending too many quantum torpedos.  I see him in the role of Captain for that reason.   I would put myself in the role of feisty first officer, capable but not yet ready to assume the full role of starship command.

SO5 is chief security officer, mostly because he's a tall bastard and I don't think people would mess with him.   bTripz can be chief engineer, beavering away in the bowels of the warp chamber.

Barry is to be held in stasis for emergency situations.   The Borg proper fucked us at Wolf-359.   "Space Sanchez" is the only thing that they cannot assimilate, understand or adapt to.   The seminal Borg two-parter that really kicked TNG off, "The Best of Both Worlds", would have been a completely different story if Bazza had been on the Borg cube, spouting his political philosophies and tinkering with random pieces of Borg technology.

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Dubai_Phil posted this 03 March 2016

Bloody Paps Web. This is now the 3rd time I’ve typed this. So I’m putting it on word then cut & pasting in case it goes boobs up again!

I thought Pap was the Uber Tekkie Geek, but reading his posts on this thread seems I was wrong. Back last year when I was up for a part in the new movie I got followed on Twitter by @TrekCore. I actually thought they were Pap tbh, I mean they Tweet stuff about 10 times a day, birthdays of ex cast members, pictures of Denise Crosby, Behind the scenes stuff about old models of The Enterprise being restored, stuff about new DVD releases and stuff.

So, for months now they have been leading discussions about the new series being on PPV Streaming sites and have put some interesting perspective into it.

The NEW world will be online TV, just maybe ITV hasn’t woken up to that yet. CBS like all other legacy Broadcasters NEEDS to have a viable Online Platform or they could become a Dinosaur. Star Trek is not actually about “bringing back the TV Show for us fans” it is actually a very clever vehicle to LEAD their penetration of and fight against other OnLine Providers (eg Netflicks, Amazon TV & Hulu)

I mentioned on another thread how Hulu have Stephen King, JJ Abrams, James Franco & Josh Duchamel leading their charge with 11.22.63, well, Star Trek is the CBS version.

In fact, in THAT perspective it makes one :snork: to understand that Amazon TV are relying on Clarkson & Co! J

So first thing that we can guarantee, NOBODY is going to be allowed to fvck up the return of Star Trek to TV, the show HAS to attract ALL Trekkies, old and new as it is the spearhead of a charge into a MultiBILLION dollar market place. (One which tbf the BBC & UK Gov are kind of understanding with the proposed changes to the Beebs charter, just that like everything it’s being viewed in the scope of a “UK Market” only not what COULD be done in a global streaming world)

So back to the Series. The Trek Core guys actually have a web site and post stuff very regularly and it IS worth following (if only for pics of Denise)

 

As for the NEW SHOW – here is DP’s EXCLUSIVE cut & paste teaser “The Undiscovered Country” – You read it here first!

“Nicholas Meyer Says 2017 STAR TREK Show Will Go “In a Different Direction” In New Interview

Posted March 1, 2016

In a brief new interview with Den of Geek today, returning Star Trek favorite Nicholas Meyer spoke a bit about the upcoming 2017 Trek series, to which he will be joining showrunner Bryan Fuller as a writer and contributing producer.

About his role in the new show:

"I can’t tell you anything! I know things. But if I told you, I’d have to kill you.

If I’m lucky, I’ll get to write episodes. If I’m less lucky, I’ll just get to sit in that room with all those other clever people.... I’m waiting for them to tell me [when to go to work]!

I’m hoping the reason I was invited to do this was connected to — presumably — something I would have to offer. Whether that is the case, or whether it’s recognized when it happens remains to be seen. I’m not a silver bullet."

On the nature of the new series' story opportunities:

"I think it’s going to be a different 'Star Trek.' It will go in a different direction. And I think that is probably good.

Because the thing that mainly troubles me about 'Star Trek' is the fear of it being maybe re-treads of itself. And to the degree that I had any influence on the [franchise] at all was that at least while I was there, we were fooling around. And if you’re not fooling around, then things can become stale.

I think that Bryan [Fuller] — who is a very clever fellow — has ideas — some of which I’ve heard—that are innovative and different. Different is what got me interested.

Meyer did have one cryptic thing to say about the "taking-off point" of the new show's narrative, but he cautious about any specifics:

"The one thing I can relate to you is that 'The Undiscovered Country' — according to Bryan — is a real sort of taking off point, or touchstone for how I guess he’s thinking about the direction of the new show. I don’t want to be misquoted and I don’t want to misquote him, but he’s fond of that film. Let’s put it that way."

Of course, that last statement will surely set off an explosion of speculation and assumptions about the direction the new series may take -- anything from filling in the sixty years between Star Trek VI and the launch of the Enteprise-D in "Encounter at Farpoint" -- but Meyer was obviously being careful to stay ambiguous before anything solid has been set in place.”

Link to above : http://trekcore.com/blog/2016/03/nicholas-meyer-says-2017-star-trek-show-will-go-in-a-different-direction-in-new-interview/

Link to Trek Core Web Site: http://trekcore.com/

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pap posted this 03 March 2016

I think it'd be a mistake to do any kind of prequel series.

We want new adventures, the TNG lot are still around for guest spots (perhaps not Data, eh?).   I hope they're talking themes, rather than time period.

Bearsy posted this 03 March 2016

i liked star trek voyager. I've prob seen at least 10 complete episodes of Star Trek Voyager, whereas all the other star treks I've only watched i.e. 20 mins here or there. They should make the new one to be like Star Trek Voyager. It was really good. It had Captain Strangeways, and the funny Doctor Man who was Hologram, and it had the Borg Woman with the Big Tits. It was best one by far srs.

Bearsy posted this 03 March 2016 - Last edited 03 March 2016

I also liked Enterprise, a bit. You had Captain Quantum Leap, and the funny Doctor Man who was Alien, and it had the Vulcan Woman with the Big Tits. It was almost as good as Voyager srs

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I also like how pap borrowed the theme tune to do his opening credits for papsweb:

Bearsy posted this 03 March 2016 - Last edited 03 March 2016

I also liked Star Trek Next Generation. It had Captain Bald, and the Funny Doctor Man who was Woman, and it had the Empath Woman with the Big Tits. It wasn't as gd as Voyager, or Enterprise, but it was quite gd srs.

Bearsy posted this 03 March 2016

I also liked Star Trek Original. It had Captain Kirk, and the Funny Doctor Man who was Drunk, and it had the Translater Woman with the Big Arse. It wasn't quite in same league as Voyager, or Enterprise, or Star Trek Next Generations, but it was quite gd for it's day srs