I see a brief trailer has been released for the new TV version of Star Trek. It’s just fancy CGI, dramatic music, exploding planets and asteroids, but at the end we hear the first familiar chords of the classic Trek fanfare. It promises “New Crews, New Villians, New Heroes, New Worlds”.
Then, for a moment, it gave me a ray of hope, stating:
“Premiering January 2017 on CBS.”
What’s this? Have The Powers That Be finally decided to air the new Trek for all to see on Broadcast Network TV? But wait, no…
“And coming to CBS All Access”.
Crap! Apparently the network will only give us one episode and soak us for the rest. I don’t know about you, but I’m sick of Trek fans being fleeced whenever a new Trek project arises.
There’s a petition on Care2 petitions that demands that CBS make Trek free for all, and I agree. It’s only a little over halfway to it’s goal of 1000, let’s take it over the top!
In the meantime, let’s hope this one will be true to Gene’s vision.