‘Star Trek’ TV Series Beams Up Rod Roddenberry, Trevor Roth as Exec Producers

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CBS is filling out the crew of the coming “Star Trek” reboot with Rod Roddenberry, son of franchise creator Gene Roddenberry, and Trevor Roth as executive producers.

The pair join showrunner Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin as exec producers on the latest iteration of “Star Trek” for TV. The CBS TV Studios production is set to premiere in early 2017 on the CBS All Access digital streaming service. Roth is chief operating officer of Roddenberry Entertainment.


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“Gene Roddenberry, the Great Bird of the Galaxy, left a finely feathered nest for all who love ‘Star Trek’ to enjoy,” said Fuller. “And it is only fitting that Rod Roddenberry and Roddenberry Entertainment join our new ‘Trek’ adventure to ensure that his father’s legacy of hope for the future and infinite diversity in infinite combinations runs through our tales as Gene Roddenberry intended.”

Rod Roddenberry’s “Star Trek” lineage runs deep. His mother was Majel Barrett Roddenberry, who played Nurse Christine Chapel on the original 1966-69 NBC series. Gene Roddenberry died in 1991; Majel Roddenberry died in 2008.

Roddenberry Entertainment produces graphic novels, comics and documentary films as well as TV projects, some of which are derived from Gene Roddenberry’s archives.


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  1. Terry Carch says:

    I recall on Star Trek TNG in the final teo p[art episode “All Good Things that the medical ship Pasture went as far as Warp 15. Maby we should think beyond warp 10, 15 and even beyond that if we are going to trvel the enire Milky Way Galaxy and beyond etc.

  2. Mattzweck says:

    With all these people their bringing in. They should get a new improve statship. That could go warp 10.2. And the series. Have them go to new world’s.

  3. Ted C says:

    The only person on the team so far that makes me nervous is Fuller. I just have this feeling he will turn it into a PC mess.

  4. EP Smith says:

    Please, under no circumstances bring back that gay basher, racist, has been washed up Shatner or you will lose many of us Trekers

    • Ted C says:

      They wouldn’t lose me. I don’t know what “Shatner” you are referring to because William Shatner isn’t any of those things.

  5. Jb says:

    They want us to pay to watch Star Trek on CBS all access.good luck on that one.I like Star Trek but I’m not paying to watch it.when I’m already paying to watch CBS on cable TV.

  6. So…yeah. No change or innovation in the series whatsoever. Nobody with fresh ideas that understands how to bring Star Trek into the 21st Century. Nothing to attract any new fans into the franchise who aren’t still pining for the 1960s.

    So not worth the cost of CBS All Access every month…

    • Ted C says:

      How did you come to that conclusion from this article? Where does it say these two men or Fuller or Meyer will not be bring innovation or fresh ideas or nothing to attract new fans? I haven’t read that in any article so far. The show isn’t even out yet, you know nothing about it and your already judging it. Yeah, that makes a lot of sense.

    • Kevin Fowler says:

      Real star trek fans want to see a continuation of gene Roddenberry’s dream. The new fans have alternate reality movies.

  7. Al Shumate says:

    They never finished “Star Trek – Enterprise”. What more could they do – return to the Delta Sector or go off to another Sector of even another Galaxy.

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