New ‘Star Trek’ series promises new heroes, new villains and a whole new look

Is it just us or did the brand new “Star Trek” series from CBS just get a giant heaping of timey wimey whimsy?

Channeling a bit of the TARDIS, the video reveal of the new “Star Trek” logo dropped at the CBS upfront presentation in New York is a fast paced (and very blue) brave new world for Trekkers — and a slightly familiar one for “Doctor Who” fans. (The similarities are striking.)

It’s been 11 years since the last “Trek” series, and already fans are freaking out online over this tiny bit of footage.

The new series’ showrunner is “Hannibal” creator Bryan Fuller. And if Fuller’s impressive resume and past writing gigs on both “Star Trek: Voyager” and “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” aren’t enough to inspire hope for fans, Fuller has already drafted Nicholas Meyer, director of “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan,” onto his crew as a consulting producer and writer. Also on deck is cocreator and additional producer Alex Kurtzman, producer and writer for the newly rebooted “Star Trek” movies.


The new series will debut in 2017 on CBS and then move over to the networks’ new digital subscription service, CBS All Access.


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