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New Star Trek TV Series

#1 Post by PfR73 » Mon Nov 02, 2015 12:36 pm

"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.

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.

Alex Kurtzman will serve as executive producer for the new Star Trek TV series. Kurtzman co-wrote and produced the blockbuster films Star Trek (2009) with Roberto Orci, and Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) with Orci and Damon Lindelof. Both films were produced and directed by J.J. Abrams.

The new Star Trek TV series will not be related to Star Trek Beyond."

Boy was I excited to hear this announcement, and then immediately disappointed. Putting a Star Trek series exclusively on digital VOD? That's just insulting.

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#2 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Mon Nov 02, 2015 12:50 pm

My first guess is that CBS itself might have cold feet about sci-fi after the recent cancellations of Under The Dome and Extant. But it's probably just they feel the Star Trek brand is strong enough to attract people to their service.


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Re: TV of 2017

#4 Post by Ribs » Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:54 pm

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is moving to Netflix, who are apparently going forward the home of all things Jerry Seinfeld other than Seinfeld

Have to assume Crackle will shut down this year; there's pretty much not a single thing that could possibly justify its existence at this point. One of my favorite leaked emails from the Sony hack was the revelation that Seinfeld after a few seasons was not being paid for the show in cash but in percent ownership of the network, considering his position as literally their sole interesting talent.

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Re: TV of 2017

#5 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:15 pm

Hopefully this means stuff like Newsradio will be moving over to Netflix too!

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#6 Post by domino harvey » Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:24 pm

NewsRadio is already being forgotten, Netflix could legit save its legacy at this point

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TV of 2017

#7 Post by movielocke » Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:59 pm

This just in, reality television producers are neither sexist nor racist!

Reality Producers rank best and worst networks to work with

All this is measuring is which networks reality TV producers believe grant them the most prestige in their careers.

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#8 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Fri Jan 20, 2017 6:05 pm

Real Time With Bill Maher returns tonight for it's 15th season. I only mention this because today is also his birthday.

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#9 Post by ianungstad » Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:36 pm

The pilot episode of Legion was pretty fantastic. It's almost an art house take on the Marvel Universe. Very well written. Some bold and fantastic editing choices. Excellent use of non-linear storytelling. Easily the best debut of 2017 so far.

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STD - Star Trek: Discovery

#10 Post by Brad_W » Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:07 pm

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I've been reading the pilot will be free to view, but subsequent episodes will only be available on CBS All Access.

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Re: TV of 2017

#11 Post by FrauBlucher » Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:38 am

March 5, "Feud: Bette and Joan" premieres on FX. Here is a little back story. The first line is priceless.

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Re: TV of 2017

#12 Post by FrauBlucher » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:28 am

Anyone looking forward to The Alienist? I read the book and often wondered why it didn't get made into a film.


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#14 Post by jazzo » Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:29 pm

FrauBlucher wrote:Anyone looking forward to The Alienist? I read the book and often wondered why it didn't get made into a film.
I am. If I'm not mistaken, John Sayles is responsible for the some of the script adaptation.

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Re: TV of 2017

#15 Post by domino harvey » Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:55 pm

Fox News has fired Bill O'Reilly

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#16 Post by knives » Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:57 pm

Though before anyone starts celebrating remember he got a parting gift of $40 mil. This probably only is smarting Murdoch and more as an ego thing than anything else.

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#17 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:59 pm

I heard some rumblings on Twitter he might replace Spicer too, or that he'll get some job in the White House

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#18 Post by denti alligator » Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:03 pm

flyonthewall2983 wrote:I heard some rumblings on Twitter he might replace Spicer too, or that he'll get some job in the White House
That would be egregious, even for an administration that has re-drawn the line past which something is considered unacceptable.

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#19 Post by Werewolf by Night » Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:33 pm

And why would he want a shitty, thankless job that is, at best, a stepping stone to a career as...a news commentator.


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#21 Post by Morbii » Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:16 am

That does sound amazing. It seems like it may be the TV equivalent of kopi luwak.


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Re: TV of 2017

#23 Post by Roger Ryan » Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:03 am

"...the updating of Citizen Kane was an important, and long overdue, project."
For sure - I feel like I've been waiting my whole life for this old film to be updated.

Surprisingly, Welles himself scripted a TV-movie version of Kane in the mid-50s which, inexplicably, was written as a shot-for-shot remake of his original film. It is surmised that Welles thought he could use the Kane remake as a way to break into television and/or maybe as a way to earn some quick money.

While I can see the potential for a series based on Cat People, the idea of a wealthy mogul undone by hubris has been appropriated many times already - no need to do it again under the Kane banner. I doubt a "What is Rosebud?" phenomenon is going to be the "Who Shot J.R.?" or the "Who Killed Laura Palmer?" of the 2020s.

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