The Future of ‘Star Trek’ and Why the ‘Doors Are Just Opening’ for a Film-TV Crossover

Franchise EP Alex Kurtzman tells TheWrap he “can’t imagine” that CBS and Paramount would build separate “Star Treks”

Now that “Star Trek” has beamed Jean-Luc Picard back up into its universe, the sci-fi franchise’s captain is already plotting its next course. And that may include mind-melding the film and TV universes after more than a decade apart.

When Viacom and CBS agreed to re-merge, after spending the past 14 years as separate companies, the film and TV rights to “Star Trek” once again came under the same corporate roof. CBS TV Studios controls the TV side, while Paramount has steered the Enterprise on the film part of the universe.

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Tim Baysinger

Tim Baysinger

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