Paramount’s Star Trek Move is not Viewer Extortion

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Variety broke the news on Friday that Nicholas Meyer had been signed to be a consulting producer and writer for Paramount’s new Star Trek series. I shared the news on my Facebook page because, to me, this gives me great confidence in the thinking going into the show. First you have Bryan Fuller, a proven Trek fan and solid television showrunner. Now you add in novelist/screenwriter/director Meyer with more interesting announcements to come. However, one of the posters wrote, “CBS […]

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About those Star Trek Stamps

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So, back in the summer, I was on vacation but checked email and found an invitation to consult on the USPS’ forthcoming Star Trek stamp set. For a modest fee and a few hours of my time, would I look over their designs and text? Of course I agreed and when I returned home, I found the first designs and copy. I offered my art direction notes and rewrote some of the copy. I looked at things a second time […]

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Star Trek Continues to Entice Fans and Early Adopters

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There’s been a lot of debate – and more than a little mockery – at the news this week that CBS was going to produce a new Star Trek series. About the only truly surprising thing is that it finally got announced. My understand all along had been that the CBS side of the Viacom split was entitled to a television series once the Paramount Pictures side of the split was done with the film series. Someone clearly thought better […]

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