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The Star Trek series hits a stumbling block and Star Trek Beyond adds a new cast member

March 14th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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While we are all really stoked for the new Star Trek series, it looks like it has hit a small stumbling block.

Speaking at the Deutsche Bank Media Internet & Telecom Conference this morning, CBS boss Les Moonves said the series will have to wait six months after the release of Star Trek Beyond before airing: “When [CBS] split from Viacom ten years ago, January 1, 2006, one of the big sticking points, as you can imagine, was Star Trek. You know, we both wanted it … Our deal with them is that we had to wait six months after their film is launched so there wouldn’t be a confusion in the marketplace.”

It’s odd that they’re worried about ‘confusion’ in a world where movie and TV shows share various multiverses and worlds, but given that it was drawn up ten years ago, we sort of understand.

With Beyond set for release on July 22nd, that means that we won’t see Bryan Fuller’s series until 2017, missing the original series’ 50th anniversary in 2016.

We’ll follow this story as it develops.

In related news, Oscar-nominated and Emmy winning actress Shohreh Aghdashloo (House Of Sand And Fog, House Of Saddam) has joined the cast of Star Trek: Beyond.

The movie is going through reshoots at the minute and Deadline are reporting Aghdashloo is playing the role of the High Command of the Federation.

Despite the reshoots, the movie is still set to be released in July.


Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….