Star Trek Animated Kids Show Boldly going to Nickelodeon

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Details on the series are under wraps at the moment but what we do know is that writers Kevin and Dan Hagerman will be behind the series. The Hagerman brothers are 2 of the writer s behind a pretty impressive list of kids movies and TV shows such as Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu, Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia, The Lego Ninjago Movie, The Lego Movie, & Hotel Transylvania.

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If everything works out on this deal this will be the first recent Star Trek show, that would not be on CBS All-Access. The other shows currently on air or in development at the CBS streaming service are Star Trek: Discovery, which just started its second season. Picard (working title) which will see the return of Patrick Stewart in the role of Jean-Luc Picard some 20 years after ST: TNG. An unnamed drama series about the Mirror Universe, Philippa Georgiou who is now stranded on Earth Prime. The show will deal with her work within Section 31, the Federation equivalent of the Romulan Tal Shiar or Cardassian Obsidian Order. Lastly we have Star Trek: Lower Decks an adult animated comedy series that was announced in Oct. developed by Mike McMahan (Rick and Morty) the series will focus on the support crew serving on one of Starfleet’s least important ships.

 

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There was one thing that really bugged me about this announcement, and that is the Star Trek camp is very picky about what is done with their IP and where it goes. Loading up every lawyer they had and pointing it at anyone who would dare infringe on their property was their favorite tactic. So why is Nickelodeon even being considered for the series? Well there are 2 companies that own different licensing rights to the Star Trek franchise, CBS and Paramount. Paramount is owned by Viacom, and Viacom also owns tada … Nickelodeon. There’s also a little thing about Viacom owning CBS at one point, until a split in 2006. So I’m sure it was pretty easy for some old work mates to get together and talk about “hey what if we did this…”