Right C.E.. Even before the 2005 split Les Moonves was the top dog overseeing TV properties including Star Trek, and still is today. CBS wholly owns Star Trek and Paramount (as owned by Viacom) pays a licensing fee to make the Star Trek films. Because Summer still had his hands in both companies after the split, contracts between the 2 were a little lighter. Now the companies are growing more distant from each other. It may be conceivable that someday another film studios would pay CBS for the rights to make Star trek films. back to tv... Kickstarter is not going to help, it is a minimum 3 million for each episode, fans could barely fund one episode, forget an entire season. Star Trek does does fit well into CBS's dynamic, it could never be shown on the CBS network itself because I could never sustain the high enough ratings. The best option is for CBS studios to film the show and then have a cable network (rather on they own network or license the broadcast rights out) show it.