CBS is ending its day with a session dealing with the online streaming service CBS All Access, The biggest news for the service is the new series "Star Trek: Discovery" scheduled to launch in January.
The latest offering in the franchise will begin with a two-hour production that will debut on CBS. After that, the episodes only will be available on CBS All Access.
The men behind the series are Bryan Fuller, whose credits include "Dead Like Me," "Heroes," "Pushing Daisies" and "Hannibal," and Alex Kurtzman ("Fringe").
Fuller is a long-time "Star Trek" fan and that's given him a perspective as to why the franchise has kept going for 50 years.
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"The thing that makes 'Star Trek' last as a part of pop culture is us. 'Star Trek ' is us and where we are going. That sense of hope is somethings that can't be undervalued," Fuller says,
Fuller hints the first season will cover one story where a female character will be the focus who will have a story line where she has to learn how to deal with others.
There will be robots and a gay character. Expect a few more aliens in the "Star Trek: Discovery" cast including new ones and some re-imagining of established aliens.
The show will be set in the Prime Universe about 10 years before Capt. Kirk (the William Shatner one) starts his five-year mission. That puts it after events of "Enterprise." It also takes place before the Romulan War.
No casting has been done.
Plans are for 13 episodes for the first season of "Star Trek: Discovery." That will probably be the number of shows ordered each season if the series is a success.
If you want to watch CBS All Access, it will cost you $6 a month.
More information will be released in October.