Star Trek

Alex Kurtzman at the 2014 San Diego Comic Con International

CBS has officially announced the launch of a new Star Trek television series, which will begin in January 2017. A special feature is that there will be a preview on television but in the USA the series will be available exclusively on CBS All Access, the video on demand and live streaming service while abroad will be distributed to various platforms. The news was welcomed by Star Trek fans with excitement but also fears.

News just arrived of the passing of the actor Leonard Nimoy (Photo ¬©Kelly Walker).He’d been suffering for some time from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a chronic disease that restricts the flow of air into the lungs. In this case, the disease had reached its final stage and a few days ago Nimoy was rushed to the hospital for severe chest pains.

Star Trek Continues cast. From the left: Vic Mignogna, Kim Stinger, Christopher Doohan, Chuck Huber, Michele Specht and Grant Imahara (Photo Eva Rinaldi)

A fundraising campaign was just completed on Kickstarter site for two more episodes of “Star Trek Continues”, the web series that continues the adventures of the classic “Star Trek” series. They needed $100,000 to continue the project, they collected $214.584 and this will also allow to create new sets for the engineering section of the Enterprise and for a planet to be included in one of the episodes.

“Star Trek Continues” is a non-profit production and for this reason authorized by CBS, which owns the rights to the famous saga. The purpose of this web series is to tell the last two years of the Enterprise five-year mission, a continuation of the original series. It was developed by Vic Mignogna, who also plays Captain Kirk.

Jeri Ryan in 2012

On January 16, 1995 the TV show “Star Trek: Voyager” made its debut, set in the same period as the show “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”, which at that time was still on the air.

I think “Star Trek: Voyager” has more flaws than merits and is the show that marked the decline of Star Trek. It lasted seven seasons but it failed to fulfill its potential. Instead of boldly going where no one had gone before, it’s the show that started going lazily where everyone had already gone before.