Today CBS revealed the first teaser trailer for the new Trek show — the sixth live-action television series in the franchise — ending on the new logo for the series. Take a look below.
The teaser shows a first-person perspective traveling at warp speed from the planet Earth through the galaxy, including past a hollowed-out planetoid that has been destroyed. Could this be the planet Vulcan, hinting that the new series is set in J.J. Abrams’ rebooted timeline, sometime after the events of 2009’s Star Trek feature film?
The teaser also promises “New Crews,” “New Villains,” “New Heroes,” and “New Worlds.” While it might be a bit much to read into these marketing messages now, there might be a few valid take-aways here. First, “New Crews” could indicate that the show won’t focus exclusively on a single crew of a single Federation starship, but might take a broader look at the galaxy.
And second, the overall message seems to point to the producers’ desire to push Star Trek into new territory rather than recycling characters, alien races, and storylines that are already well-trodden by the franchise and familiar to fans.
As of yet, the working title is just “Star Trek” — though that may well change between now and the show’s broadcast television debut.
And speaking of that debut … Also significant from CBS’s announcement today is the fact that Star Trek still looks to be on track for a premiere in January of 2017. The first episode will premiere in primetime on CBS, and after that weekly episodes will live on the network’s digital subscription streaming platform CBS All Access.
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