I got really excited until I saw it was from a JJ disciple. But hey. You never know
I think this is interesting. The old-guard TV networks are probably scrambling to get their foot in the door of the subscription/streaming thing. They probably didn't fear Netflix when they were only showing movies, but the moment they started producing their own content, things changed. Then the ante got upped when Amazon Prime signed the Top Gear guys. The question is, is it too late for someone like CBS or any of the old-guard TV network to enter this arena? CBS needed a signature show to christen the streaming service, but will anyone latch onto something not called Netfix, Amazon Prime, or Hulu? Is this a case of out with the old, and in with the new? I guess we shall see.
I think a new Star Trek television show is long overdue, but I am not sure it can survive in the highly competitive streaming space. Hopefully if it doesn't thrive on the streaming service, they will have the good sense to move it to the regular network.