News It’s Official – CBS And Viacom To Merge

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by AutoAdmin, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. AutoAdmin

    AutoAdmin Machine of Death Administrator

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    A new news article has been published at TrekToday:

    In a move that will bring all of Star Trek under one umbrella, CBS and Viacom have agreed to merge into one...

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  2. Rahul

    Rahul Commodore Commodore

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    FUCKIN' HELL YEAH!

    I know it sounds were to be excited about some corporate merger or whatever. But holy hell is it great that Star Trek will be ONE entity again! No more artificial seperation between tv- and movie side anymore!
     
  3. Cutie McWhiskers

    Cutie McWhiskers Commodore Commodore

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    So the 25% thing is not a nonissue, assuming it ever was one? Cool!
     
  4. RandyS

    RandyS Vice Admiral Admiral

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    So, like it was in the 90's then?
     
  5. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    It was never a thing.
     
  6. Phoenix219

    Phoenix219 Commodore Commodore

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    So we could get Wrath of Khan characters, Kelvinverse (Prime version) characters, and Sybok on Discovery now? Too bad they aren't in the 23rd century anymore.
     
  7. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    They could always use those characters. CBS owns them.

    Also it hasn’t been long enough yet since DSC season 2 aired, you need spoiler tags.
     
  8. Adam Hall

    Adam Hall Cadet Newbie

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    There's been talk of a proposed merger between Viacom and CBS. Here's a link to what I'm talking about: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proposed_2019_merger_of_CBS_and_Viacom

    When the deal closes next month, there may be talk of a new streaming service that will focus on film and television content from Paramount and CBS, including the five Star Trek series currently showing on H&I six nights a week as part of All Star Trek.
     
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  9. Ketwolski

    Ketwolski Ensign Red Shirt

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    I wouldnt be surprised if we see a merger of CBSAA and Showtimes streaming services. These guys probably think a combined library of Paramount/Showtime/CBS content could rival Disney+...idk if thats a good idea, but Im confident they are thinking it.
     
  10. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Proposed? It’s already scheduled to happen.
     
  11. Lord Garth

    Lord Garth Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    If it's all under one roof, I don't think there will be another Star Trek movie for several years. Alex Kurtzman wants to build up the TV end as much as he can and I think Paramount is disappointed they couldn't make the Star Trek movies as big as Star Wars or Marvel. I think they'll give the films another go eventually, but it'll be by someone else. Before someone mentions Quentin Tarantino, I think he'll ultimately go with something else as his 10th film.