It’s not a secret that movies are losing the battle against television when it comes to being the premiere storytelling medium today. While big budget blockbusters like the slew of superhero movies that come out are still kings at the box office, many viewers have decided that staying in and watching hit television shows and not having to go out and spend $40 on a night out is the way to go.
So it should not be that big of a shocker that Star Trek may be coming back to television as a live action series, although you shouldn’t hold your breath on the matter.
But according to Sky News, CBS has had discussions about reviving the classic TV series with current Star Trek scribes Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman.
Bob Orci just told me they’ve had a meeting with CBS to revive @StarTrek on TV…This made me v excited
— Joe Michalczuk (@joemichalczuk) October 8, 2013
This of course contradicts what has been said in the past, most notably by J.J. Abrams, that a TV series wouldn’t be coming and if it was it wouldn’t be based off of the films.
Still, there is a boom right now in adapting movies for television and the quality of television shows on the air is making it hard for cinema to compete. So assimilation is definitely an option and resistance may be futile — sorry, wrong era.