I don't think CBS needs the cash to start a Trek series. I think they are looking for the right climate to launch such a series.
This. If the interest is there, the money will be there, and CBS will cash in on it. Until then, we'll just have to keep watching the fan productions, and reading the slash fic-, er, fan fiction.
I tried to make a deal with the Devil, once. Turns out I didn't have anything he wanted.
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