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CBS’s ‘Star Trek’ Revival Adds Gene Roddenberry’s Son as Executive Producer

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Rod Roddenberry, son of “Star Trek” creator Gene Roddenberry, and Roddenberry Entertainment COO Trevor Roth have boarded CBS’s television revival of sci-fi franchise executive producers.

They join Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin and Bryan Fuller on the project, which will mark the first “Star Trek” TV series since “Star Trek: Enterprise” was canceled in 2005.

“Gene Roddenberry, the Great Bird of the Galaxy, left a finely feathered nest for all who love ‘Star Trek’ to enjoy,” Fuller said in a statement. “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.”

Announced in November, the CBS reboot is set to premiere in early 2007 on the network’s digital platform CBS All Access.

“Star Trek” veteran Nicholas Meyer, who wrote and directed “The Wrath of Khan,” joined the series last week as a writer-producer.

Comments

  • Eshuster

    Aren’t we throwing “reboot” around a little too much these days? We don’t really know what this show is even about. The current movie series is a reboot because they started the universe all over again with new versions of old characters.

  • B Weis

    Premiere in early 2007? is time travel involved? D’oh!

  • penguintruth

    Yeah, nobody really uses the term “reboot” correctly anymore.

  • Eshuster

    The media — even the Hollywood media — probably don’t really understand the term. I started really noticing it when they referred to the “X-Files reboot.”

  • Neil S

    I hate temporal physics!

  • Neil S

    I hate temporal physics!