Star Trek Nicholas Meyer

TVLine Items: Star Trek Adds Khan Vet, Kermit Sings Henson Classic and More

The man behind The Wrath of Khan has boarded CBS’ upcoming Star Trek TV series.

Nicholas Meyer — who penned the second Trek film, as well as the fourth and sixth installments, The Voyage Home and The Undiscovered Country — will serve as a consulting producer/writer on the reboot.

The new series will launch on CBS in early 2017, with all subsequent episodes available exclusively on CBS All Access, the network’s on-demand and live-streaming service.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Frequency — The CW’s drama pilot reboot of the 2000 film — has tapped Lenny Jacobson (Nurse Jackie) to co-star as the concerned neighbor of Peyton List’s character, our sister site Deadline reports.

* The soundtrack for Fox’s live music event The Passion will be released on March 18, ahead of its broadcast that weekend on Palm Sunday.

* Next Tuesday’s one-hour season finale of The Muppets (ABC, 8/7c) will feature a classic tune when Kermit sings Jim Henson’s version of “It’s Not Easy Being Green.” Press PLAY below to watch a sneak peek of the number and Kermit’s impromptu duet with Jack White on The White Stripes’ “Fell in Love With a Girl.”

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12 Comments
  1. spmsmith says:

    HOLY CRAP BRYAN FULLER AND NICHOLAS MEYER. They are pulling out all the stops for this, aren’t they?!!

  2. David says:

    Now if they only pick up Ron D Moore or Ira Steven Behr I’d do the happy dance…

  3. David says:

    Also just hope they don’t go looking for a racial/sex defined captain. When they looked at Picard, they knew they wanted Patrick Stewart from the get go – they kinda wrote the role with him in mind. When they got to DS9, they didn’t go looking for an actor of a certain race, they had the idea of Sisko in mind, and then went for the best actor who could fill that roll. And to me, he’s on par with original series Kirk. By the time they got to Voyager, they were focused on just a woman – didn’t really have the role of Janeway in mind yet, or even a type, then they cast Genevieve Bujold which turned into a mistake. She quit and they had to find someone on short notice to fill in. By time they got to Enterprise, they wanted a name – They weren’t looking for a Captain, they were looking for a celebrity. I don’t care who they pick for captain, race, color, sex, etc… I just want them to pick the right captain for the roll. Have an idea for the roll, and then cast the best actor for that roll because the last 2 Captains – I never felt I wanted to follow them or be a part of their crew. I don’t want a clone of a previous Captain. I jest want an actor who can command the stage (something both Stewart and Brooks did quite well) so they can command a starship…

  4. Annie says:

    I’ve been *extremely* hesitant about this new series (cause I hate the new movies), but Fuller made me relax a bit…and now with Meyer I’m getting more into it. Add in Jeri Taylor and I’ll start to get excited

  5. Dr. M says:

    Coincidentally, only the even number episodes will be good.