Star Trek may be about to rival Marvel thanks to the merger of CBS and Viacom, which comes just months after the massive Disney-Fox deal.
The collection of CBS and Viacom means that Star Trek TV and movie rights are now owned by the same company for the first time since the end of Star Trek: Enterprise in 2005.
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Since then, Paramount Pictures (owned by Viacom) has franchise rights as well as future movie rights, while CBS has television rights, future television rights and license rights.
The first one Star Trek a movie that has to be made independent of the television series is the reboot of J. J. J. Abrams starring Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto. The cast featured were the first to cast their roles on television as well.
CBS brought it Star Trek back to television in 2017 with Star Trek: discovery, Starring Sonnequin Martin-Greene, Anthony Rap and Jason Isaacs.
The success of the show led to web series Star Trek: A Short Journey and its upcoming spin Star Trek: Picard, as well as in development Star Trek: Section 31, direct discovery separation.
But thanks to the merger, there can now be continuity between TV shows and movies again, just like in the golden age of the franchise.
And who knows, Quentin Tarantino could even participate.
Star Trek: Discovery ethers CBS full access in the US and Netflix internationally, including the UK. Star Trek: Picard will be broadcast CBS full access in the US and Amazon Prime Video internationally, including the UK.
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