I received an email from a fan i correspond with, he said that Paramount Pictures Digital Entertainment is becoming a casualty of the Viacom-CBS split and http://www.startrek.com could close down, possibly as early as the 31st.
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Also, someone I talked to raised questions as to the continuation of the Star Trek franchise -- the novels and games continue even though hollywood production shut down, but somebody said they weren't sure whether theyd be reporting to Viacom or CBS for re-acquirung the rights. Dows anyone know anything about this? I'm not sure whether to take it with a grain of salt -- or is Star Trek defunct or to be at a new studio? -- Captain Mike K. Barteltalk
- I had heard about the possibility of StarTrek.com closing down from TrekToday back in early December (you can find the article here), but I didn't think much of it since all they have to do is find another company to buy and run the site. I'm certain they'll find someone interested in the official Star Trek web site.
- As for the other thing, I've heard this and that about Trek's future on film and television being up in the air with all the changes and splits. I'll have to look more into it, though. --From Andoria with Love 15:57, 23 Dec 2005 (UTC)
- I can tell you now, with the eleventh film's writer having already moved on to other things with the film supposedly still in early development, things certainly don't look good. You can find more info on this and the Viacom-CBS split here. However, I think Trek will return in some form or fashion... we just don't know who will produce it. --From Andoria with Love 16:02, 23 Dec 2005 (UTC)