Is There An Agreement For No Trek On TV Until After Trek XI?

Many have wondered when (or if) Star Trek will return the the small screen after an 18-year run ended with the cancellation of ‘Star Trek Enterprise’ in 2005. According to TrekMovie.com sources it certainly will not be until after 2008 and the release of Star Trek XI. Sources tell TrekMovie that there is some kind of deal between CBS and Paramount Pictures where no new TV projects will be developed now that Paramount is developing a feature film. Apparently this deal was part of the convoluted license sharing deal struck when Viacom split-up and separated the TV and film elements of Trek between the two companies. Although there is no indication that there was a new TV series in development, TrekMovie has learned that there may have been one or more smaller scale projects being considered. It appears that after Trek XI was announced any Trek on TV work at CBS was ‘frozen’. "It is in a holding pattern now" said a source inside CBS regarding Trek TV projects. Obviously this agreement does not effect the remastered Star Trek series project because it is not actually ‘new’ but a  restoration of the original series. None of this is really a big surprise, as another insider put it "it makes sense, Paramount is about to pump a lot of money into the brand so CBS is better off waiting for that." When asked about the deal CBS’s official spokesperson only replied ‘no comment’ so for now file this under rumor, but TrekMovie will continue to look into it.  

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Dom

Makes sense. I don’t want to see any other Trek until the movie establishes a ‘style’ to build on.

The greatest failing of the seemingly endless run of TV Trek spin-offs was that they didn’t use Treks II-VI as the starting point for their universe and looked to ST:TMP for their concepts.

A Meyer/Bennett TV series would have been great. A TV series drawing from an Abrams concept could also be brilliant!

[…] If this is true, I’m sorely disappointed. […]

LD

It’s about time they realized that the way to get people to pay to see trek in the theatres is to not have it pumped into the home for free.

It’s called “building an appetite”

Scarpad

All those movies in the Star Trek 6-11 time frame were diluted by the fact that there was just too much dam trek on the air, the ending of TNG, then DS9 and Voyager, people just got tired of it. Plus it diluted the pool of good writers. Trek Probably should’ve ended with DS9 and continued in the movies

Herbert Eyes Wide Open

As much as I’d like to see Star Trek every week, I’m content to give it it’s chance on the big screen… once again.

If a weekly series were born out of that enterprise (no pun intended)… all the better.

Doug

re post 4

Scarpad, dead on! I loved DS9 personally (most of it anyway). Think that would’ve been the smart place to draw the line.

Voyager had its moments but was largely a rehash regardless of which “quadrant” they were lost in… I think the majority of Trek fans didn’t particularly care for Enterprise, myself included.

Give it a rest. Let’s see where this new movie takes us!

Doug

In my opinion, Star Trek: Titan would be an excellent choice for next Star Trek series. Adventures of Riker family onboard USS Titan. Frankly, Jonathan Frakes is only true choice for the main role in the next series because:
– he really love Star Trek
– he is opened to the fans (unlike Shatner or Stewart)
– Riker is great character (RRRREEEEDDDD ALERT! SHIELDS UP )

Except Frakes and Sirtis, part of main cast should be some of Star Trek legends like:
– Jeffrey Combs
– Marc Alaimo
– Casey Biggs
– Chase Masterson
– J.G. Hertzler
– Vaughn Armstrong

And showrunners should be Manny Coto and maybe Ronald D. Moore.

Gp

Star Trek works best on the small screen I believe, but I agree with what they are doing. If there is going to be another series, I’m not sure if it should be a continuation of the movie or something completely different. That is why I am so nervous about hiring famous actors for this feature film. This leads to another question; If the Paramount movie does really well, would they be inclined to continue the story as a series or do another movie? Since CBS gets the series, wouldn’t Paramount want another movie? Very confusing.

Imrahil

I dunno. I can’t stomach Alaimo, mostly because Dukat was such an utter douchebag who stank up the screen. I’m not saying that the character wasn’t acted well, I just really hated watching him. He made the episodes he was in unpleasant for me to view.

Same with Kai Winn, come to think of it.

Maybe that’s why I didn’t like DS9 much, and don’t much like Galactica. It has enough in it that’s intriguing that keeps me watching, but I hate so many of the characters that it’s hard to stomach sometimes.

Admiraldeem

I could go for a Trek Titan project. Either medium. How about including LeVar Burton?

John A.

TITAN would we be fantastic! I would love a show set in the 24th century that had Riker as Captain. Also a good way to bring Worf back, and Geordi could appear as a guest from time to time (since he should have his own command on the Challenger by then.) As well, other trek characters could guest star from time to time from DS9 and VOY.

New Horizon

GAH!!!!

Okay, there…I’ve gotten that out of my system. I just don’t understand this insistence upon doing the same things over and over. People want Shatner/ Nimoy in the new movie…Frakes in a new series. It’s time for something new folks. Seriously. We criticize Berman and Braga for creating lackluster stories, plagarising themselves…etc, yet many are all too happy to go back to the same timeline. Lets move on. Those chapters of Trek are finished, as they should be. We’ve spent too much time in the 24th century. Next Gen was the only series that really changed Trek (thank you Gene)..everyone else has just been emulating it.

JLC

Oh god stop trying to reboot next gen. Even that was a bad idea. Trek needs to go back to its roots not make a bad thing worse. How many spinoffs do we need of the TNG world.

Adam Cohen

This article illustrates that there is no “Star Trek Czar” anymore. With Rick Berman out of the picture, we’re kind of back to the pre-TNG days, where the film division was calling the shots on the big projects, whilst Gene Roddenberry was on the fringes, eventually getting hold of the franchise again by doing a TV show (in spite of the Original Crew’s ongoing film series). If ST V was a huge success, maybe TNG doesn’t get so much love from the studio?

But I digress, my point is that there’s no longer a ST overlord. It’s kind of weird, like the Berlin Wall came down or something. The real question is, who at CBS is running Star Trek? Dave Rossi? Anthony, what do you think?

THEETrekMaster

I want to see a COMPLETE and total clean break from Berman Trek for the next series. Berman should never ever be allowed to touch Trek again. He had four series and four movies. That’s enough. That’s plenty. Next.

If Abram’s film is successful and visually groundbreaking then I would prefer the next series to be based on that.

CBS and Paramount are making the right decision. I am glad they are going to take their time on the next one rather than rushing out another series just so they can say there new Trek on TV.

I think Anthony is the new online Trek overlord! LOL!!!!
Cos this site certainly rules.

TTM

While I love CBS Digital, I am wary of the Corporate CBS monster. After all, these are the same guys that let Stern go to Sirius and then assaulted him with the most ex-wifey of frivilous lawsuits for moving on; and like Alamo® Rent A Car™, never forget these are the dudes that FIRED David Lee Roth© 3 months into a 2 year, $8 million contract and refuse to pay him his pay or play or pay to not be played.

I am with THEETrekMaster™ once again, in that, BIG DAWG A.P.™ and this site are very mac in the pants compared to the smallness of TrekWeb’s Windowze in the pants.

You can quote me on that, write the check to Shatner©, and take it to el banco. Now, on to more important discussion such as the turboshaft offcenter of the bridge set, the nacelles, and all dat techMology stuff. Does you fink dat da compootahs could add 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 undred undred undred undred point 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 8 9 plus 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 point undred undred undred undred 9 9 9 9 9 thousand…. six?

best!!

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Adam Cohen

I have read numerous times that Les Moonves is anti sci-fi and anti-Trek. I don’t know if that matters in the long run, as long as Trek still produces revenue, Moonves will have to grin and bear it, but as the head of CBS television, Moonves may be involved in the future of Trek on television. I personally don’t want another Trek TV series for another few years (let the demand grow, let the creative ideas rise to the top) but you gotta figure if the new movie is a hit, they will push forward with a tv series of some sort soon thereafter. Is there a master plan in place? I’m slightly worried about this situation.

Juilans friend

jULIAN’s durnken friend a’CHECKIN IN…..

im just glad to see this hear newly restored “menagerie” pt 2., acomin on this here early sat mornin!

;-)

live long and jo lon tru!

I really Wart to understand why with nearly thousands of hours of Trek viewing out there – the vast majority of it bad – and hundreds of books and comics We need yet another series I or movie for that matter.Enjoy the glut that you have and just let go. I, for one, would rather see more Firefly – a great original show with less than 20 hours of viewing under its belt. Call it Star Trek: Outback if you must.

I think I’d rather see a new Law & Order spin-off before any TNG jetsom. I was home this afternoon and caught some of Spike’s TNG marathon. Oh man, I fogot how stupid all that technobabble was! They couldn’t spit out a sentence without some bogus recitation of make-believe science spewing with it. Man, it was like watching Nerds In Space.

BLAH!

MichaelT

I want what Hitch’s smokin’ and wash it down with a bottle from Juilans friend..
Co-posters…This has to be rumor to the nth degree. Nothing stable nothing known for sure. Olde timey….we don’t know the era, so we wait. I really don’t think we’ll see anything of this until 2010 at the earliest.
By then baseball will be gone as we know it, Jay Leno will have retired and Josh will be running for Prez.

#19 mark2000… I have to ask seriously. Why are you looking at this site if you don’t want to see another movie or series?

Senya Cartel

In almost my third decade of trek-fandom, I’ve enjoyed both Trek on TV and Trek in the Movies. Now there is no Trek and it sucks. There are even fewer books now than in the 80s/90s.

TOS was unique and simply perfect for the 1960s. TNG was perfect as a sequel to TOS and it’s movies and was perhaps the purest interpretation of Roddenberry’s vision. DS9 was an excellent example of Trek changing to fit the times. DS9 embraced the Babylon 5 concept that was gaining popularity at the time – and improved upon it big time.

Voyager should never have started airing while DS9 was still running. Both Voyager and Enterprise missed badly; Enterprise especially. I’ve never been a fan of prequels and am really disappointed to hear that the next movie will be one. Even though I loved all the TNG characters and TNG as a television show, Nemesis was simply awful and a terrible ending for it’s storyline; Trek hasn’t ever fielded 2 bad movies in a row – I hope this won’t be a first.

Times are different these days and it’s sad. I’m afraid Roddenberry’s positive vision of the future doesn’t connect with today’s fans that want to watch Rambo in a spacesuit ‘blow stuff up’. I hope Paramount will do the honorable thing should this movie flop and retire Trek gracefully rather than perverting it into something it was never intended to be.

Josh

Running for Prez Michael???

SHIT!

This nation couldn’t HANDLE the reality dose I’d bring to the table.

Far too many of the mass cattle mentality.

Cervantes

#22 Senya Cartel

Rambo in a spacesuit blowing stuff up would be quite visually dynamic and entertaining…didn’t the Original Series space crew go about shooting and blowing a lot of things up along their travels ? I want to watch some make-believe Trek ACTION!

anonymous

“Obviously this agreement does not effect…”
Effect is not a verb; affect should’ve been used
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/grammar/g_spelprob.html

THEETrekMaster

“I am with THEETrekMaster™ once again, in that, BIG DAWG A.P.™ and this site are very mac in the pants compared to the smallness of TrekWeb’s Windowze in the pants.”

Hahahaha!!!

Trekmovie.com OWNS Trekweb — and Steve Krutzler’s and Jason “ODO” Boxman’s mama. Gustavo Leao if you are reading this, you are the ONLY cool person at Trekweb. Come join the Trekmovie family and become “of the body”. Peace and tranquilty to you, Gustavo!

I’d rather get beaten with an Anh Woon than go back to Trekweb. I’d rather catch the aging disease of Gamma Hydra Six than go back to Trekweb. I’d rather have my brain removed by the Eymorgs of Sigma Draconis 6 than go back to Trekweb. I’d rather have my body invaded by alien bug creatures from another galaxy that takes over my mind than go back to Trekweb. I’d rather be a drill thrall on the planet Triskelion than go back to Trekweb.

Had enough? Get the picture?

So there! Whatchoo say bout that, Trekweb? Hello?

I…can’t…hear…yoooouu!!!

TTM

THEETrekMaster

“GAH!!!!

Okay, there…I’ve gotten that out of my system. I just don’t understand this insistence upon doing the same things over and over. People want Shatner/ Nimoy in the new movie…Frakes in a new series. It’s time for something new folks. Seriously. We criticize Berman and Braga for creating lackluster stories, plagarising themselves…etc, yet many are all too happy to go back to the same timeline. Lets move on. Those chapters of Trek are finished, as they should be. We’ve spent too much time in the 24th century. Next Gen was the only series that really changed Trek (thank you Gene)..everyone else has just been emulating it.”

HERE HERE!!! I agree 200%! Some fans just can’t let go of the past. They are afraid of anything new. And that’s too bad because the same people (by and large) were against TNG being made, then DS9, etc.

Like I said, I’d like to see something completely new under a new team. Let’s get back to exploration though! I like Trek best when it’s about “exploring strange new worlds” rather than epic action stories (which are admittedly good on occasion — The Best of Both Worlds being one example).

TTM

JON

If the new movie isn’t sucessful enough to justify a sequel they should bring TREK TOS era back to TV as 3 or 4 TV movies a year so the quality and creativity doesn’t suffer as it did with those weekly watered down series spin offs .

Kevin

This is a good idea, Trek has been overstretched as a concept in recent years– Starfleet shirts and a logo don’t necessarily make it Trek. My only concern is that if this movie uses the TOS iconography, which I think it will, where can a series go? Surely the movie actors wouldn’t go to TV, at least not all of them, for money reasons, so they would have to re-recast the iconic roles. And if they did that, what shape would the next movie take? As for Shatner and Nimoy, that’s a no brainer. They will sell tickets. Nothing is “new”. Certainly the spinoffs were not really revolutionary. What is needed is a good story and script, that will please everyone. Well, almost. Personally, I think that although Trek story possiblities are endless, boldly going anywhere on film cost mucho dollars–which is probably why a “Q” movie never got made. I think Trek might need a revamp (meaning a well-researched tune-up, not the cliched gritty/dark/realistic makeover– if can’t wow ’em, scare ’em routine) but that costs, too. One more thing–please use a physical model in this movie, please.

JON

Kevin…I’m definitely with you.I really hope they don’t go for the gritty ,dark,shoot-up way.Star Trek was a it’s best when it presented a optimistic visionary future and dealt with high minded concepts within the sci-fi framework.I remember when I was a kid and everything on TV was so mundane(Trek was on at the 6pm news hour).I’d flip on Trek .It was so stimulating for a young mind.

Anonymous

” “Obviously this agreement does not effect…”
Effect is not a verb; affect should’ve been used
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/grammar/g_spelprob.html

Actually, “effect” is indeed also a verb.

The very URL you provided bears that out.

Anonymous

I forgot to post my screen name.

#31 Anonymous is TrekNerd

MichaelT

#23 Josh

I used your name on my post because you are well-known in here. Not as a derogatory joke. If taken that way, I apologize.
However, please do not use my posts to set-up an insult of other people

STAR TREK FOREVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

…………… MAcedonian Trekkkies ……………..

THEE TrekMaster

“Trek hasn’t ever fielded 2 bad movies in a row – I hope this won’t be a first.”

Huh? Dude…

Did you forget Insurrection? Insurrection plus Nemesis = 2 bad ones back to back…

At least that’s my opinion. Perhaps not yours.

Anyway, if it’s 3 for 3, I think we can forget about any more Trek…ever.

This one had better be Wrath of Khan good…or else.

TTM

ByTor

TrekNerd: go back and re-read the page. “Effect” as a verb is rare, and never in the way it was used in the above article.

This kind of deal (no TV until movie is out) is pretty typical in Hollywood, and it makes complete sense. No dilution.

Dom

The future of Trek lies in Abrams’ movie, one way or another. This time, I assume, we won’t have a situation where the movie producers are butting heads with a p***ed-off show creator trying to regain control of a franchise that dumped him!