NETFLIX IN TALKS TO PRODUCE STAR TREK SERIES
Streaming Provider Pitches Lucrative Proposal to CBS

STARFLEET.IN | While hosting Saturday's "State of the Trek" Fan Forum Panel at Phoenix #Comicon 2014, author-producer Larry Nemecek delivered the news of Star Trek's possible return to television via media-content streamer Netflix.

As a person with numerous inner-franchise connections and knowledge, Nemecek revealed that Netflix has indeed  approached CBS Broadcasting, Inc. on "hosting" a Netflix exclusive new Star Trek -series. The streaming provider, we were told, followed-up with a formal proposal in which any new potential Trek series becoming a "Netflix Original" with Netflix producing the series entirely.

An added twist to this proposal, however, would provide CBS, license owners to #StarTrek , "royalties" for every individual viewing of an episode (of the proposed series) on Netflix.

At 45 million subscribers (worldwide), #Netflix trumped Wall Street expectations in both subscriber growth and revenue for 2013 and is expected to continue its phenomenal growth throughout 2014.

And while Netflix refuses to release viewer ratings data, both Nielsen Media and market research group Gfk have both declared "Star Trek" as being the most-streamed television show on Netflix and the internet overall in separate year-end reports for 2012 and 2013. Spearheading these numbers are Star Trek: The Next Generation, the original Star Trek series & Star Trek: Voyager and more than doubling the viewership numbers of Deep Space Nine, Enterprise and the Animated Series.

Assuming Netflix's royalty angle, how much sense would such a proposal for CBS make remains unclear, as does any plot for the possible new series. 

Nemecek is the managing editor of the official Star Trek: Communicator Magazine and guest-writer & producer of StarTrek.com. In addition to writing credits for Star Trek: Voyager, Nemecek is a columnist for Star Trek Magazine and the author of several franchise technical manuals including the Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion, Star Trek: Star Charts, Stellar Cartography: The Starfleet Reference Library and Star Trek Fact Files Reference Guide │ +STARFLEET INTELLIGENCE 
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Once Scotty beams me up..I most certainly will be 'on Board' (with the idea..) 
 
Don't ask me! I'm a doctor, not a fortune teller!
 
Well, we'll see about this. Depends on whom they get as writers and whatnot.
 
Sounds like a nice little money-earner for CBS. And great if you subscribe to Netflix. For those of us who don't... well, that's the end of it - franchise well and truly ruined. You can keep your exclusive little club, boys. 
 
I hope they don't ruin it like the new movies stick to the source Netflix!
 
That settles it, I'm getting Netflix ! 
 
Is Az in on this with cam? She's an enterprising type
 
They need to pick up Enterprise where it left off with the Romulan Earth war and the birth of the Federation.

 
There is muttered of a reboot of TNG after the 3rd movie... So this isn't all too surprising 
 
Maybe they will do 2 new series a netflix exclusive and a prime time series on the boobtube 
 
I would ask the producers to remember Gene Roddenberry AND remember the mistakes of the past: the lack of chemistry in the casting for Enterprise, the Xindi arc, and the fact that fans don't need to be bombarded with Trek gimmicks and other sci fi tropes the way the JJ Abrams movies did at the expense of compelling stories about PEOPLE. I would ask Michael and Denise Okuda, Rick Berman, Jeri Taylor, LeVar Burton, Jonathan Frakes, Tim Russ, DC Fontana, William Shatner, or anyone else involved in the very best of Star Trek to act as consultants in developing the new series so that future fans will be fans of THEIR future!
 
Given the production quality of Netflix' other original shows I'd love to see this happen.
 
+Larry Nemecek

Whoa!

In any case let them know Enterprise needs closure and 2 more seasons would do it. The Romulan Earth war and Birth of The Federation.

Thanks for the heads up. 
 
Wait just a minute +Larry Nemecek. I have not received my copy of Star Trek: Communicator this month! Why have you be keeping it secret from me that you are still the managing editor. Does Dan know about this? Wait... which timeline am I in... is that... the Narada?!
 
This is supposed to be the in between years, before that and after the last film.
 
I just hope it's not a Next Gen reboot in the new JJ Abrams universe. They can go with that universe but let's get a completely new crew. He'll for all we know Next Gens ancestors could have died from the changes in the time line. I wouldn't mind seeing a new ship in a post Nemesis timeline. Heck they could bring back Frakes and Sirtis and do a show with Rikers new ship. It's supposed to be heading into super deep space for an extended mission. They could go on original series style adventures. Salt Vampires, NOMAD's, women in mini skirts with beehive hairdos etc etc. =)
 
Damn. I just read the article from Nemecek. =(
 
Heh, Gene Roddenberry hated CBS for Lost in Space--dunno how they got into the equation after his death.
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