• [NEWS] The Star Trek universe's expansion on Paramount+

    From Your Name@21:1/5 to All on Fri Feb 26 08:17:06 2021
    "We're aiming to have our shows feel unique and different from
    each other,"
    Kurtzman reveals that he has no idea what a "franchise" actually is. :-\

    Plus, Star Trek Prodigy animated series apparently has no human main
    cast ... so who is going to be voicing them? They'll have to find
    intergalactic aliens, real Klingons, etc. to come and do it to keep the "Politically Correctness" morons happy.

    From ComingSoon.net ...

    ViacomCBS Teases the Star Trek Universe's Expansion on Paramount+
    Next week, CBS All Access will rebrand itself as Paramount+, and
    it will control the fate of the Star Trek Universe. As expected,
    the franchise has nowhere to go but up. Via Variety, ViacomCBS'
    TCA presentation revealed several new details about the upcoming
    Star Trek shows.

    The streaming service is currently preparing new seasons of
    Star Trek: Discovery and Star Trek: Lower Decks. Fans also have
    another season of Star Trek: Picard to look forward to. Season 2
    of Picard is currently in "active production" along with the
    previously announced Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. That series
    will feature Anson Mount, Ethan Peck, and Rebecca Romijn
    reprising their Discovery roles as Pike, Spock, and Number One
    respectively. And while all of these shows take place in the Star
    Trek canon, executive producer Alex Kurtzman explained why they
    won't be as closely connected as other shared universes like the

    "We're aiming to have our shows feel unique and different from
    each other," said Kurtzman. "We want to give everybody a reason
    to watch each show."

    Additionally, the animated Star Trek: Prodigy animated series is
    still in the works. But instead of premiering on Nickelodeon as
    originally intended, the show will debut on Paramount+. Once the
    series concludes its first season on the platform later this
    year, Nickelodeon will air all 10 episodes on their own. Prodigy
    also marks the first Star Trek series to feature no humans as
    part of its main cast of characters.

    As always, the franchise's producers continue to think about the
    spinoff potential for its many shows. That's why conversations
    are still being had about a potential series starring Michelle
    Yeoh's Philippa Georgiou. But according to Paramount+
    programming chief Julie McNamara, they don't want to premiere
    too many Trek shows at once. Instead, they're aiming to debut
    one new series on the service per quarter.

    "We're very careful about curating the pacing," said McNamara.
    "The number of shows at any given time. And what those shows are,
    so that we make sure that it's always exciting when there's a new
    track show coming out."


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