23skidoo mentioned about the original Battlestar Galactica tv series. Do you think Paramount might just might come to terms with CBS around 6 months after Star Trek XIII is released in a few years and put the next Trek series pilot as a double feature to a Paramount scifi feature film during the Summer? No not a 3-5 minute trailer but the whole pilot? Could TPTB actually produce a whole pilot with finished effects while working on episodes in a series for the Autumn? If it were a 12 episode series it could like Mad Men or any HBO original series length of production & post-production cycle. If it were a June/July opening weekend-only double feature it would accomplish two things. It would get scifi & Trek fans into the cinema to pay for a Paramount Pictures scifi film (as the feature presentation) and also allow them to spread the word of being able to see the pilot of the next Trek series 3 months before the October start of the series. It would also allow Paramount to have a riskier scifi film in the summer if they knew it was going to have the next Trek series pilot as a limited-engagement only for the first 3 days or first week. This Spring the TV series Glee aired their pilot 4 months before the series started to build buzz. TV week magazine mentioned it as a marketing trial by Fox network. This is similar to how a cinema in Austin, TX was going to show STII:TWOK with a preview of 10 minutes of the new Star Trek (2009) film but then actually Nimoy came out and they showed the entire Trek XI film to Trek fans that spread the buzz about 20 days before the film was released.