The new Star Trek is still a year away from its release, but there are more teasers for Trekkies anxiously waiting for the return of the franchise to the small screen – even it will be locked by a streaming subscription to CBS All Access.
According to Trek Movie, Nicholas Meyer spoke about the new series in an interview with Den of Geeks. He did not reveal much in the way of real plot, but he did offer some new insight into the return of one of television history’s most popular franchises.
“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 thing [Star Trek] 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. And 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 also teased that Fuller has mentioned possibly using the Star Trek film, The Undiscovered Country as a jumping off point for the new series. He made it clear that the series could take a different direction entirely before its release in 2017.
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While Canadians can’t access it on CBS All-Access, the show will be made available internationally via CBS International Studios to any TV, cable or streaming network that wishes to buy the rights. Thus, here in Canada, we may see it on just about anything we have including Space, CTV/CTV2, Global, shomi, Crave, Netflix Canada, etc. One way or another, Canadians will get to see it.
I hear this show will not be available in Canada the first year…is this correct….why??? we are some of the biggest fans.
If it’s post Star Trek 6 could we see Enterprise B or C? and see the TWOK style uniforms again?
One of the most exciting things about Star Trek was how it gave you a feeling of peeking a little further into the universe, a little further into the history of mankind. I’m sure almost everyone would agree that the series would be best if it was post DS9 and Voyager. Going into the past will give you the feeling you’re being cheated of looking further into the explorations and discoveries of mankind.