Buzzing: Star Trek's new TV series to be streamed

Cast of the original series of Star Trek (left to right) William Shatner, Nichelle Nichols, Walter Koenig, George Takei, Leonard Nimoy pose with James Doohan during a photo shoot at the Beam Me Up Scotty...One More Time, The James Doohan Farewell Sta
Cast of the original series of Star Trek (left to right) William Shatner, Nichelle Nichols, Walter Koenig, George Takei, Leonard Nimoy pose with James Doohan during a photo shoot at the Beam Me Up Scotty...One More Time, The James Doohan Farewell Star Trek convention & Tribute in Hollywood, California in this Augt 29, 2004 file photo.PHOTO: REUTERS

Star Trek's new TV series to be streamed

Sci-fi classic Star Trek is boldly going into the streaming universe. A new series will be shown primarily on network CBS' subscription service, CBS Access, from January 2017 and only one preview episode will be broadcast.

Enthusiasm over Monday's announcement was tempered by concern as some Trekkies griped about having to pay to watch the show. Many fans were also unhappy that it will be executive-produced by Alex Kurtzman, who wrote the 2009 movie reboot that killed Spock's mother.

The new series is not related to the rebooted movies starring Chris Pine as Kirk and Zachary Quinto as Spock, CBS said.


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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 04, 2015, with the headline 'Buzzing: Star Trek's new TV series to be streamed'. Print Edition | Subscribe