“He’s our future,” one CBS Studios executive said of Alex Kurtzman, who has a lucrative contract to expand the Star Trek universe — and with it the streaming service’s audience.
The network has established a Star Trek global franchise group that will “manage and maximize the expansion of the brand beyond the traditional boundaries of linear broadcasting and streaming,” with the goal of broadening the Star Trek fan community through multiple avenues such as as podcasts, new digital spaces and live experiential events. Leading the unit will be EVP Veronica Hart.
The kiss between actors William Shatner and Nichelle Nichols in Star Trek‘s “Plato’s Stepchildren” episode would help change attitudes in America about what was allowed to be shown on TV and made an early statement about the coming acceptance of interracial relationships in a United States still struggling with racism and civil rights.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A longtime TV memorabilia collector is putting props and costumes from “Batman,” ”Star Trek” and other shows up for auction. James Comisar said 400 items from his collection will be for sale. That includes the Riddler’s green jacket from the first episode of “Batman” and a protective glass “bat shield” from […]
MeTV, Weigel Broadcasting’s classic television multicast network, aired a special Star Trek 50thanniversary programming event this past Saturday night, including a special episode of Svengoolie that featured the rarely seen original Star Trek pilot “The Cage.” Viewership of this special between 10 p.m. and midnight peaked at more than one million people. The entire two-hour block averaged 942,000 people 2+, which […]
Star Trek, one of the new fall shows on NBC’s 1966-67 schedule that debuted 50 years ago today, went from a struggling series that only lasted three years to being one of the most influential programs in television history. The characters and phrases created by Gene Roddenberry and his team have permeated pop culture.
TICONDEROGA, N.Y. (AP) — On its many voyages through space, the Starship Enterprise has endured bridge-shaking blasts from enemy ships and infiltration by scheming aliens. Now it’s being invaded by tourists. Sets mimicking those of the 1960s TV series “Star Trek” — including Capt. Kirk’s bridge, sick bay and engine room — were built by […]
SEATTLE (AP) — It’s been 50 years since the Starship Enterprise began its five-year mission to boldly go where no man had gone before, and Seattle’s EMP Museum is marking the anniversary with an exhibition honoring “Star Trek” and its influence on pop culture and society. “Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds” opens Saturday and is […]
CBS Television Studios said today a “totally new” series will arrive in January 2017. But it will be available exclusively on CBS All Access, CBS’s subscription streaming video service. Only a preview episode will be aired, free of charge, on the broadcast network, CBS said.
This universal remote is shaped like a Star Trek phaser, complete with authentic sounds from the show.
The Enterprise captain offers his holiday wish for the universe.
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Leonard Nimoy has attended his final “Star Trek” convention. The 80-year-old actor, best-known for playing Mr. Spock in the original TV series that began in September 1966, formed four fingers into a V for Vulcan sign and intoned to fans Spock’s most famous phrase: “Live long and prosper.” Nimoy has said […]