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Galaxy Quest To Become A Series

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015


The cult classic Galaxy Quest, which parodied Star Trek, will be coming to the small screen.

The series, based on the 1999 movie, will come courtesy of Paramount Television.


Bad Robot-Paramount Deal Extended

Thursday, February 19th, 2015


The “first look” agreement between J.J. AbramsBad Robot Productions and Paramount has been extended.

A “first look” agreement means that one of the parties in the deal has the right to see and possibly bid on a project first, before it is shown or offered to others.


More On Star Trek 3 Director Change

Monday, December 8th, 2014


According to the rumor mill, the reason Roberto Orci is gone from Star Trek 3 was because Paramount wasn’t happy with the script for the movie.

And with a director vacancy, fans have mounted a campaign to bring in a familiar Trek face to director’s chair.


Star Trek 3 In 2016

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014


The official word has come; Star Trek 3 will be released in 2016.

The announcement by Paramount came at CineEurope, currently taking place in Spain.


Paramount: We Did Well

Thursday, November 14th, 2013


Although operating profits for Paramount was down for the fiscal year which ended in September, there were bright spots when it came to the financial report.

One of those bright spots came courtesy of the summer movies, including Star Trek into Darkness.


Miller Leaves Paramount

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013


Brian Miller, SVP of Worldwide Marketing Partnerships and Consumer Products for Paramount, will be leaving at the end of the year.

Miller was the producer of the unsuccessful Star Trek video game, which released earlier this year.


Abrams Armstrong Project

Monday, January 21st, 2013

Paramount Pictures and Bad Robot (J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk) are going to make a movie based on disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong.

A deal was just made for the screen rights to Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong, a book proposal written by Juliet Macur for Harper Collins.

Macur is a New York Times sports reporter who has covered Armstrong for over a decade, including his seven Tour de France wins, his recovery from cancer and allegations of doping.

Star Trek In Paramount 100 Years Poster

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

A new poster has hit the Internet, commemorating Paramount Pictures 100th anniversary and amongst the hundred films shown, is one of the Star Trek movies.

DKNG Studios has created the poster, which is a limited-edition screenprint featuring one hundred of their most iconic films.


USS Enterprise In Rose Bowl Parade Float

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

Star Trek fans tuning into today’s Rose Bowl got a special treat, as the USS Enterprise was part of Paramount Pictures’ 2012 Rose Bowl float entry.

The entry, called Paramount Pictures…100 Years of Movie Magic, paid homage to past studio productions, including Star Trek.


Paramount Willing To Spend On Star Trek XII

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

According to a source “close to the production” which spoke with Screenrant, Paramount executives plan on opening their wallets when it comes to Star Trek XII, beginning with pre-production.

The studio is said to have “really liked” the pitch for the sequel and it didn’t hurt that Star Trek XI grossed over $385 million worldwide, so the studio is willing to take the chance on another successful film.


Seagate HD Pre-Loaded With Star Trek XI

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Paramount Pictures Corporation has joined with Seagate, a hard drive manufacturer, to make over twenty-one movies available on their 500GB FreeAgent Go ultra-portable hard drive.

Each of the pre-loaded movies must be unlocked by special keys, available for purchase, but Star Trek XI will be provided for free after purchase with the redemption of a promotional code provided by Seagate.


Viacom Profits With Help From Star Trek XI

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

The fourth quarter and full year revenue results for Viacom Inc. (parent company of Paramount) were released and the company did better than had been expected by Wall Street.

Viacom, which owns media properties such as MTV and Nickelodeon cable networks, as well as Paramount, attributes the increase in profitability to its Filmed Entertainment segment as well as to cost containment measures throughout the company.


Ellison Star Trek Lawsuit Settled

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

Harlan Ellison is satisfied with the settlement of his lawsuit against Paramount.

Ellison filed suit against Paramount and the Writers Guild of America in March, looking for an accounting and payment from merchandising, publishing and other exploitations of his famous teleplay, The City on the Edge of Forever.


Paramount Grateful For Star Trek XI

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

After a first quarter loss, Paramount has reason to be grateful for the profitability of Star Trek XI.

As reported by Variety, the first quarter for Paramount was a dismal one, with the studio posting a &_#36;123 million operating loss. (more…)

Ellison Sues Paramount

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

Harlan Ellison, writer of the award-winning City on the Edge of Forever original series episode, filed suit against Paramount on March 13 for failing to account to, or pay Ellison for the merchandising, publishing or any other exploitations of his famous teleplay.

As reported by, the lawsuit also names the Writers Guild of America, alleging that the WGA failed to act on Ellison’s behalf after numerous requests. (more…)