An all-new Star Trek series is coming in 2017

The sixth official Star Trek series will boldly stream where no Trek series has streamed before.

Ten years have passed since the last Star Trek series. While not the two-decade wait for The Next Generation, the gap has been oddly long, given the enduring popularity of the Trek universe and the popular cinematic reboot. Next year marks the 50th anniversary of the Original Series, and plenty of Star Trek goodies are on the horizon. Star Trek Beyond will hit movie theaters in summer. Now, at last, CBS has announced the sixth Star Trek television series, set for release in January 2017.

Well, "television" series is more of a loose term in this near future of ours. The new, as-yet-untitled show will debut on the CBS network with a special. Subsquent episodes will premiere on CBS All Access, a streaming service that costs about six bucks a month. Perhaps, for a true future feel, we can watch it on virtual reality headsets that look like Spock above.

Here's what we know from the press release

• The show will feature new characters. 

• Alex Kurtzman, who co-wrote and produced the recent big screen flicks, will serve as executive producer. He is also exec. prod. on the series Scorpion, Limitless and Hawaii Five-O.

• It won't be as good as the original. Okay, it doesn't say that, but obviously.

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