Roberto Orci Has Met with CBS to Discuss a New Televised STAR TREK Series

     October 11, 2013

enders-game-roberto-orci-slice

Earlier this year, I watched Star Trek: Deep Space Nine for the first time, and it got me thinking how it would be great if there were a new Star Trek series on TV.  Then I remembered the franchise was in the hands of J.J. Abrams, Roberto Orci, and Alex Kurtzman, and I got sad because, to put it as mildly as possible, I am not a fan of what they’ve done with the franchise.  But it’s a valuable property, it originated on TV, and Paramount has a channel they could stick it on (CBS).  I’m slightly surprised nothing started brewing after the 2009 movie was a hit, but now something Trek-related might be boldly going to the small screen.

Hit the jump for more.

Orci was recently at the UK junket for Ender’s Game (he’s one of the film’s producers), and told Sky News’ Joe Michaelczuk that there has been a meeting to bring Star Trek back to television:

 

Like Bleeding Cool, I’m not sure who “they” is. He and writing/producing partner Kurtzman? Abrams’ production company Bad Robot?

Abrams has always downplayed or dismissed the possibility of having the alternate Star Trek universe expand to television, but he’s not really the active steward at this point since he’s busy with Star Wars.  Also, the call is ultimately up to Paramount.

Assuming Orci is telling the truth and CBS could be interested in a new Trek series, it would presumably take place within the new continuity.  From there, I imagine it would be completely separate from the movies—no Enterprise, maybe a cameo from one of the film cast members, but pretty much a new storyline with new characters.  Or maybe they’ll just rip off one of the previous Star Trek series and call it an homage.

star-trek-original-series-cast

Tags

Around The Web

Television

TWIN PEAKS Season 3 Gets Expanded 18-Episode Order

Plus, the new season will restore the original diner and feature music from Angelo Badalamenti.

Liked THE FLASH? Then Check Out SLIDERS

Did you enjoy watching the cast of The CW's 'The Flash' in all their wormhole-traveling, alternate-universe-creating hijinks, but wish there was more to see? Well then you should check out the first three seasons of 'Sliders' now streaming on Hulu.

Weekly TV Guide: LOUIE Season Finale, AQUARIUS Series Premiere, and More

Also, 'Halt and Catch Fire' Season 2 kicks off this Sunday, while tonight brings the premiere of 'Texas Rising,' History's miniseries about the Texas Rangers.

SILICON VALLEY Recap: “Adult Content”

I'd like to believe that sites like "Poop on My Wife" and "My Dirty Vagina" don't really exist, but in my heart, I know it's not true.

New Images from UNDER THE DOME: Season 3, EXTANT: Season 2, and ZOO

Take a first look at CBS’ upcoming shows.

TEXAS RISING Review: History Dares to Mess with the Lone Star State

An old-school, and somewhat oddball, approach to "Texian" independence, and the formation of the Texas Rangers.

GAME OF THRONES Recap: “The Gift”

While it's admirable to put yourself in harm's way in the defense of others, that altruism eventually ends with a blade between the ribs or being thrown into a prison cell. George R.R. Martin's gift to his characters just keeps on giving.

Here’s What’s Leaving Netflix in June: JACK REACHER, THE ROCKETEER, and More

Time to hurry up and watch 'Snatch', 'The Silence of the Lambs', and 'Taxi Driver'.

ORPHAN BLACK Recap: “Certain Agony of the Battlefield”

After two whole seasons, Dylan Bruce finally gets to show off what he's capable of.

Here’s What’s New to Netflix in June: Marvel, Scorsese, and More

'The Aviator', 'Transformers: Age of Extinction', and an original series from the Wachowski siblings are among the new releases coming to Netflix next month.

Page 1 of 68312345...102030...Last »