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New 'Star Trek' TV Pitch Is In Early Development, Details Revealed

25 August 2011 7:12 AM, PDT | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

David Foster might not be voyaging where no men have gone before, but he certainly is returning to long untouched territory with his new "Star Trek" pitch.

Apparently Foster, who is the head of the sci-fi production company 1947 Entertainment, has been working on a "Trek" television pitch since 2006. He and the late Kevin Severson had developed the concept, and after Severson's death in 2010, Foster has continued to try to make their dream a reality.

Based on Foster's interview with the folks over at TrekWeb, he is getting pretty close to making that happened: "The series concept is fully developed, subject to change of course, with a solid 5-7 year series plan, pilot script and a conceptualized finale that intends to define 'Star Trek' for generations, extensive character bios, costume and ship/set designs, and more ... This is a drastic departure from the typical 8-10 page treatment of the »

- Terri Schwartz

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Will "Star Trek" return to airwaves courtesy of a guy you've never heard of?

24 August 2011 1:58 PM, PDT | | See recent IFC news »

With the massive critical and commercial success of J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek" reboot in 2009, the once ubiquitous franchise has been on everyone's mind again in recent years. And in the wake of a failed Bryan Singer pitch and a still-maybe-possible animated series, 1947 Entertainment's David Foster is speaking out about his vision for an all-new "Star Trek."

Thanks to Slashfilm for picking up on an interview with Foster originally conducted by Trek Web. In the piece, the owner of 1947 Entertainment talks about a desire to get back to "Star Trek" creator Gene Roddenberry's original vision of a "positive view of the future," while also pointing to Joss Whedon, Ron Moore, Manny Coto and J. Michael Straczynski as his inspirations.

Foster appears extremely confident about his pitch, which would fit in with the established canon of the television series, including both "Voyager" and "Star Trek: Enterprise," as opposed to tying »

- Aubrey Sitterson

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