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Steve De Young
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Posted: 09 February 2016 at 1:06pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Bryan Fuller has been named as the showrunner for the new Trek show coming on the CBS streaming network. I knew about a lot of his genre work, but didn't know he had actually written for DS9 and Voyager.


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I didn't watch DS9 or Voyager much so I also haven't seen his Trek work.  I am a fan of a lot of his subsequent efforts, though, including Dead Like Me, Pushing Daisies, and Wonderfalls though Hannibal ultimately wore me out.   He certainly comes with a point of view.  
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He is an incredible producer; always full of ideas and even when stuff apears hectic, he never let staff be rattled.  This guy is one the best people I've ever worked for.  Anyone who has worked for him will tell you the same.  Bryan Fuller is awesome, whatever the show will be, the staff will be on the ride of their lives. 
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I very much enjoyed WONDERFALLS and DEAD LIKE ME, but just what I liked about those shows makes this seem like very odd "casting" to me.

Not that I expect to be watching the show anyway. . .

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Posted: 10 February 2016 at 6:59pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

I'd totally be down for Angela Bassett as a starship captain.
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Posted: 10 February 2016 at 11:58pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

I love me some Star Trek but I sure aint paying no subscription for it! I don't
care who's producing...and I pretty much don't know who this guy is anyways.

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I very much enjoyed WONDERFALLS and DEAD LIKE ME, but just what I liked about those shows makes this seem like very odd "casting" to me.

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I enjoyed DEAD LIKE ME but I've never seen a show fall apart so fast in it's second season by ignoring it's own mythology. The less said about the ending movie the better.

Fuller brings a lot to the table as far as Star Trek is concerned.   Perhaps that's the point -- this isn't going to be like any previous Star Trek show, hopefully in good ways.  

I assume it's going to be set in the Abrams/Orci revised timeline?



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Fuller brings a lot to the table as far as Star Trek is concerned.   Perhaps that's the point -- this isn't going to be like any previous Star Trek show, hopefully in good ways.

STAR TREK in title only, then?

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I assume it's going to be set in the Abrams/Orci revised timeline?

STAR TREK in title only.

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Rick Berman spent the better part of 15 years trying to repackage TNG with
DS9, Voyager and Enterprise and in the process ran the franchise into the
ground. A fresh perspective could be a good thing.

I still aint paying no subscription for CBS!!!
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Posted: 11 February 2016 at 10:02pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

I dunno, if, as this article speculates based on past interview comments, he did a series set at the time of TOS, with the TOS uniforms etc. on the Reliant, and just ignore the movies and previous shows...I think I'd be in for that.  Just a back to basics Star Trek show.
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He's working on this with Kurtzman of the the Abrams, Kurtzman, & Orci triumvirate, so...

And I am not sitting through another Hannibal.

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Posted: 26 February 2016 at 5:12pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

Wow!  They just signed Nicholas Meyer to the writing staff, and to serve as a Producer on the new show.

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Is this a glimmer that I see before me...?
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Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?!!!

That's some of the best news I've heard on the STAR TREK front in quite a long time. The TREK franchise has been sorely lacking writers of Meyer's caliber for too long.

I may have to get on board with this one!

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Posted: 26 February 2016 at 11:16pm | IP Logged | 15 post reply

okay...so suddenly i do kinda care who they get to produce.
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Posted: 26 February 2016 at 11:31pm | IP Logged | 16 post reply

Certainly good news.  
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Posted: 26 February 2016 at 11:41pm | IP Logged | 17 post reply

"...and there was much rejoicing."
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Posted: 27 February 2016 at 12:34am | IP Logged | 18 post reply

OK, this just went up massively in my interest meter.
Bryan Fuller I like for the most part (I'm pretty sure he was the reason I liked season one of HEROES)

Nicholas Meyer? My favourite Star Trek films come from him (isn't this true for everyone?)

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Posted: 27 February 2016 at 4:21pm | IP Logged | 19 post reply

I still need to see a pilot episode before I consider that Star Trek is back on the right track again after the disappointment that were the last two movies, and a lot of Voyager and Enterprise.

There are now a couple of people on the team who have a good reputation when it comes about Star Trek (and perhaps other products they have worked on), but Kurtzman is also on the team and in general I consider him toxic to whatever he is involved with.

To be honest, I don't know what the right time period would be. I am not actually that keen on a show set after STVI and before TNG for example.
A show after Nemesis could work I guess but there would be a lot of fixing to, and I am not that sure new watchers would be interested.
As for the new timeline, I find it rather a mess from what I know about the movies and the comics (but I don't recall if it was Orci or Kurtzman who considered the comics somewhat canon)
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Posted: 27 February 2016 at 11:52pm | IP Logged | 20 post reply

Yep - I was sitting on the fence on this one until both Brian and Nick showed up...

I guess Alex Kurtzman knows to pick people who actually seem to care, rather than just pick old buddies to run things (unlike J.J.).
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Posted: 04 March 2016 at 10:49am | IP Logged | 21 post reply

Rod Roddenberry joins as executive producer.
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Posted: 04 March 2016 at 11:27am | IP Logged | 22 post reply

Rod Roddenberry's presence will come down to which of Gene's visions he feels he must protect, TOS or TMP.
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Posted: 04 March 2016 at 12:33pm | IP Logged | 23 post reply

If the first episode is entertaining enough I might pay the fee to see it online. I balance it out by leaving my Netflix service off during that time period.
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Posted: 04 March 2016 at 9:00pm | IP Logged | 24 post reply


Cautiously optimistic. Sounds great on paper, but will this be a true labor of love for all involved, or a case of too many cooks...?


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Posted: 13 April 2016 at 9:33pm | IP Logged | 25 post reply


Latest rumors now are that the new show will take place in the years between THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY and "The Next Generation."

*groan*


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