CBS Announces New Star Trek

cbs_star_trek_reboot_sizzle_may_2016_final_834437_640x360The Star Trek franchise, in January 2017, is frankly going to a medium it’s never ever gone to before: Online.

CBS revealed that it will be rebooting the Star Trek collection on CBS All Access, its electronic subscription video-streaming service. A preview broadcast will certainly work on television, however the initial episode of the collection will be available just through the streaming solution.

Although the series will have brand-new characters taking a trip to planets that have never been seen before, there’s one aspect that will certainly recognize. The co-writer, Alex Kurtzman, who was the manufacturer of the 2009 film Star Trek as well as the 2013 follow up Star Trek Into Darkness, will certainly be the exec producer on the collection. This is a great thing for those who prefer the later versions of the show over the older ones.

The choice to bypass typical TV for on the internet media is a method for the virtually 50 year old futuristic program to remain current and to reach more people. Over the last couple of years, individuals have been taking in much less TV for other media and using online streaming for their entertainment. A recent Nielsen report shows that conventional television watching is down throughout every age groups except amongst those age 65 and older. The decrease is particularly obvious amongst the 18 to 24 age group, where traditional television viewing has actually reportedly dropped more than 30 percent over the last four years.

Star Trek initially premiered on NBC on September 8, 1966. It grew quickly in popularity and became a favorite of many future space travelers. The latest movies have also shown a lot of interest, so this seems like a good, natural step to take in the growth of the show. Perhaps this new approach of watching will help the show remain to live long and also prosper.  Only time will tell, though.

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